Some individuals will be able to overcome their COVID-19 symptoms by resting and hydrating. But unfortunately, that is not the case for everyone. CommunityLab recommends seeking medical attention immediately if you experience any of the following severe symptoms:
- Inability to stay awake
- Pale lips or skin
- Persistent chest pains
- Trouble breathing
Understanding the Difference Between the Flu and COVID-19
The main differences between influenza and COVID-19 are the severity of symptoms and the ease with which they spread. Both of these infectious respiratory illnesses cause breathing problems, body pains, and fevers and are more dangerous for people with underlying health conditions. However, they are caused by two different viruses.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is exponentially deadlier than the one that causes the flu. Furthermore, COVID-19 spreads much more rapidly and can have an incubation period that lasts three times longer than the flu. Both illnesses are serious and should be treated carefully, so CommunityLab encourages you to get tested and seek care or advice from a medical professional immediately if you suffer from their common symptoms.