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A 37-year-old male asked:

I was recently in northern italy and want to know if i need to do a covid 19 test. i havent had many symptoms,when i got back my wife already had a cold. i have a runny nose and post nasal drip. a slight cough and my throat was sore but it has gone?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 37 years experience
Won’t hurt: If you had a fever I’d say yes for sure, but with the recent Dara I would say better to be safe and get tested, quarantine yourselves until you are healthy, and then go forward
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Travel risk: You have traveled to a high risk area and your wife has symptoms. I would suggest that if the symptoms remain mild without high fever, that you stay at home. A virtual consultation is available from Healthtap. If your symptoms worsen, please see your PCP and/or the emergency room.
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