Dr Griffiths, from The Fleet Street Clinic in London, said hay fever predominantly affects the nose and eyes.
She continued: “Common symptoms include itchy, red, watering eyes, sneezing and a running nose, which may feel blocked. In the majority of cases, excluding asymptomatic cases, Covid-19 tends to make you feel unwell.
“The most common symptoms remain to be a new continuous cough, loss of sense of taste and smell and a high-temperature.”
But Dr Griffiths added: “It is possible for the symptoms of both to overlap. For example, you can have a post nasal drip with hay fever, which can make you cough, but in general, the symptoms of hay fever tend to be milder than that of Covid.”
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