Get allergy relief fast with Teladoc

If you’re suffering from allergy symptoms this spring, Teladoc is here for you. Our U.S. board-certified doctors are available 24/7 by phone or video so you can access care right when you need it, from anywhere.

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Is it allergies or something else?

Is it allergies, COVID-19, a cold or the flu? Here is a chart to help you tell the difference between the symptoms of these different conditions. If you’re not sure what you have based on your symptoms, a Teladoc doctor can help.

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Allergy Symptom Comparison Chart

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Symptoms Seasonal allergies

Gradual onset and symptoms can last several weeks

COVID-19

Abrupt onset and symptoms can last 7 days to several months

Flu

Abrupt onset and symptoms can last up to 5-7 days

Cold

Gradual onset and symptoms can last up to 7-10 days

Runny or stuffy nose Common Sometimes Sometimes Common
Sneezing Common Sometimes Sometimes Common
Watery, itchy eyes Common Rare Rare Sometimes
Rash Sometimes Rare Rare Rare
Chest congestion or cough Sometimes Common Common Common
Wheezing or shortness of breath Sometimes Common Rare Rare
Fatigue, weakness Sometimes Common Common Sometimes
Nausea or vomiting Sometimes Rare Rare Rare
Headache Sometimes Rare Common Common
Swollen lymph nodes Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes
Fever Rare Rare Common Common
Sore throat Rare Common Sometimes Common
Muscle or body aches Rare Sometimes Common Common
Loss of taste or smell Rare Rare Rare Common
Diarrhea Rare Rare Rare Sometimes
Chills Rare Rare Common Sometimes

Our doctor-recommended tips to avoiding outdoor allergies1

  • Limit your time outside in the morning and early evening when pollen counts are highest.
  • Keep doors and windows closed to keep allergens out of the home.
  • Wear glasses or sunglasses when outside to minimize getting pollen in your eyes.
  • Don’t rub your eyes. It could make your symptoms worse.
  • Avoid using window fans that can draw in pollens.
  • Don’t hang clothes outside to dry. Pollen may cling to the fabric.

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Don’t take our word for it. Read more from one of our members.

Craig, Teladoc member
In a time where everything is focused on the pandemic, I was having severe allergies like never before and was afraid it was something more. The service helped me feel at ease that it was simply allergies. The ability to speak to a doctor when you don’t want to go see one is awesome. Five days later, I am doing great.
Craig

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Our care is provided by a network of U.S. board-certified internists, family doctors and pediatricians licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. and provide care 24/7. We also have board-certified primary care physicians, dermatologists, psychiatrists and licensed therapists who can provide specialty care. Our Specialists & Expert Advice services are provided by our global network of world-renowned experts who advise on complex conditions, treatment plans and surgeries.

Teladoc does not guarantee prescriptions. It is up to the doctor to recommend the best treatment. Teladoc doctors do not issue prescriptions for substances controlled by the DEA, non-therapeutic and/or certain other drugs that may be harmful because of their potential for abuse. Also, non-therapeutic drugs such as Viagra and Cialis are not prescribed by Teladoc doctors.

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Yes, however, any prescription of antibiotics must be accurate and professional. We understand the negative consequences that may result from over-prescribing, and thus our doctors will only write prescriptions in instances where such medication is absolutely necessary. See our Prescription Policy.

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All of our physicians diagnose, treat and prescribe medications (if necessary) for common, non-emergency health issues by phone or video.

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