Are your symptoms a cold, flu, allergies, or COVID-19?


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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Many sicknesses such as a cold, allergies, flu, and COVID-19 share similar symptoms.

Some common signs a person has become sick include sore throat, cough, fever, fatigue, runny nose, aches and pains, and an upset stomach in a variety of combinations.

Causes include environmental irritants such as allergens or infections, often from bacteria or viruses.

COVID-19 shares some initial similar symptoms with other common respiratory infections.

Although our understanding of COVID-19 continues to expand, the following chart shows the breakdown of typical symptoms by type of ailment.

Baptist Health Urgent Care centers provide testing for both flu and COVID-19. Flu shots are also available. Walk-ins are welcome or for added convenience, schedule a same or next day visit online with Hold My Spot®.

To find a flu vaccine in your area, visit the CDC’s vaccine finder website.

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