Coughing is one of the most common—and confusing—symptoms that comes around each spring, and too many of us are forced to play a familiar guessing game: Do I have allergies or a cold? It’s a complicated question, made even more difficult this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

A dry cough is one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19, but it can just be a sign that your allergies are in full swing as the trees start to bud. Here, a doctor explains what to look out for and how to feel better ASAP.

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