A 26-year-old male asked:
Im showing signs of flu and shortness of breath over the last week. i just found out this morning that i was exposed to someone who tested positive. i need advise on how to get tested and treated (if required), beyond just self quarantining.
4 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Call a doctor: You may need a doctor’s order ASAP if you’ve been exposed and are symptomatic, to get tested, so call to get that order, and when you go to get tested, please try to place a mask on your face to protect others if you can
90 viewsReviewed Mar 26, 2020
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Testing for COVID-19: You had a high risk exposure and now symptomatic, you should be tested for COVID-19. Because you are also showing sign of shortness of breath as you described, I recommend you to see a doctor in office or ER to rule out pneumonia asap, and get treated as indicated. You should wear a mask and self-quarantined in the meantime.
90 viewsReviewed Mar 23, 2020
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Shortness of breath: A chest imaging study and screening is indicated. You may have COVID-19. Please request a screening test for influenza at the same time. Co-infections may occur. Please proceed to the Emergency room. Avoid contact by using distancing, a mask and gloves.
90 viewsAnswered Mar 23, 2020
Anti-Aging Medicine 48 years experience
Stop all Cold/Iced..: In addition to prior answers/ advice to go to ER asap; Stop all Cold/iced drinks & foods , Drink only Warm water, hot tea and the like and gargle with Salt water and use the asthma inhaler like Ventolin if available. Yes, Hurry to the ER
89 viewsAnswered Mar 26, 2020
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