A 43-year-old female asked:
Id like advise if i should be tested for covid-19
this afternoon severe left sinus pain and ear ache (cant open mouth, too sore)
wake up with sore throat
5 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: The primary thought will be does it change anything & is it easy to obtain. Those who develop difficulty breathing are the group likely to need hospital care & should be tested. Those that don't are likely to cruise through it & self heal, so avoiding a testing line may be prudent. Testing if it is quick & available would give you peace, but the need is something you must decide.
85 viewsReviewed May 29, 2020
Psychiatry 26 years experience
COVID 19: Because COVID 19 can have so many different presentations, getting tested makes sense. If you don't test, you would probably want to isolate from others. If you have a negative test you would not have to be so concerned about infecting others.
73 viewsReviewed Jun 01, 2020
Pathology 50 years experience
Quarantine: Quarantine yourself, if you get breathing difficulty, go to a hospital. If testing is available, get tested.
Wish you good health!
73 viewsAnswered May 29, 2020
Orthodontics 54 years experience
72 viewsAnswered Jun 01, 2020
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Flu/Strep: Influenza and Strep infection may be more likely with the presentation described, but COVID 19 is also possible. Monitor your temperature, drink fluids and rest. If you experience trouble breathing, please contact your PCP.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2021
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