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Sick for past week. doctor prescribed meds. not feeling better. symptoms are shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, barking cough, mild headache, body ache. should i consider getting tested for covid 19.

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Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Yes: Everyone with flu like symptoms should be tested for Covid19. Test is becoming more widely available in the United States as the pandemic worsens.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID testing: The policies differ by country. In some areas it is recommended that you quarantine without a requirement for testing. In the US if varies by state. Get emergency care for difficulty breathing, blue lips or face, significant & persistent chest pain or new-onset of confusion.

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