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A 36-year-old female asked:

I have a soar trought. can i have covid19?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Possible: Top symptoms of COVID include fever, dry cough, SOB. Sore throat is a symptom, but not as common. You are 36 and likelyhood of severe infection uncommon. Probably best to socially isolate. Other possibilities include strep, influenza or adenovirus. Follow these guidelines: https://www.healthtap.com/blog/covid-19-care-guidelines/self-quarantine-guide
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Dr. James Farrell
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Monitor symptoms: Monitor for other symptoms like fevers, cough, shortness of breath. Other less common symptoms include headache, nausea, diarrhea, loss of smell, and sore throat.
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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 38 years experience
If that is only: symptom,it is possible but not likely.Follow your symptoms and if you also develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath,please call your doctor for further advice.You should also increase your fluids,rest,and self-quarantine until you know that you are better.If you know you were exposed to Covid-19 and symptoms are progressing, it is more likely that you do have it and should still do the same.
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Last updated Mar 31, 2020

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