The early start to allergy season coinciding with the emergence of COVID-19 may increase anxiety as people allergic to molds and tree pollen try to determine whether their symptoms are part of the annual allergy misery or perhaps a warning sign they’ve been infected with the virus.

“The symptoms of spring allergies — nasal congestion, dry cough — are similar to the symptoms of mild COVID-19, so it’s difficult to know which you have, and, of course, people are a little extra concerned these days,” said Dr. Rachel Miller, chief of the division of clinical immunology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

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