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COVID-19, Flu, And Lyme Disease: How To Tell Symptoms Apart

Now that flu season has arrived, it may be hard to differentiate the symptoms of a typical flu from other health threats such as the COVID-19 pandemic and Lyme disease. The three conditions are all caused by different things, but can have eerily similar symptoms that make it difficult to determine what exactly is going in your body when you start to feel ill.

That being said, there are some ways to tell the three conditions apart. Since treatments vary significantly (as well as the potential outcomes of each type of infection), it’s important to be able to make the distinction. So, what are the symptoms of COVID-19, flu, and Lyme disease, and what can you do to tell them apart if you happen to fall ill? Read on to learn all you need to know.

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How To Keep Your Viral Load In Check During Flu Season

Chronic viral conditions can be hard to cope with, especially when cold and flu season rolls around. People with viral conditions such as EBV or HIV have to pay closer attention to their immune function and overall health than those without any preexisting conditions, as they are more susceptible to immune dysfunction and the serious repercussions that can come with having a compromised immune system.

Different factors come into play for those with preexisting conditions at risk of coming down with a serious case of the flu during the winter season, but one particular factor is of the utmost importance: the viral load.

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