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A 27-year-old female asked:

I've had a dry cough and some chest pain for a few days , a little shortness of breath that comes and goes but nothing severe ,my usual gp i closed so i just need to know if i should worry and when i should go see a doctor ?

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Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Supportive care: At this point, everyone is concerned about coronavirus. If you feel like the shortness of breath is getting worse you should probably be seen. Sometimes chest pain can be musculoskeletal (costochondritis) from frequent coughing. Do you have asthma? If so, use your inhaler. Drink a lot of water, at least 1 glass every hour. No matter what you have, this will help you get better.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
COVID 1 concerns: This could be from a variety of causes to include COVID 19. Rest, hydration, acetaminophen, decongestant, cough med & nasal saline irrigation may help mild symptoms. Make sure to quarantine. Get emergency care for difficulty breathing, blue lips or face, significant & persistent chest pain or new-onset of confusion. Consult with doctor regarding COVID 19 testing.
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Last updated Sep 11, 2020


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