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Hi,i am not feeling well. mild flu symptoms including a mild cough, sore throat, runny nose, lethargic, headache, mild fever. should i get a referral for a covid test? have been to the shops but as far as i know no direct contact with a covid patient

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Dr. Abdulsatar Aboobaker
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Not yet: At this point studying all your symptoms it sounds like an adenoviral infection or flu, please self isolate stay at home take all your flumedications . Should your symptoms worse, if your fever goes up to above 37.8 or your cough(dry) gets worse and your headaches worsen then we can refer you for testing, as you say you have had no contact with an infected person ,so take care and stay safe , any
Dr. Selina Tsogang
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Flu meds+observation: I suggest that you treat the symptoms that you have with flu medication,increased fluid intake ( nothing cold) and lots of rest.If you haven't improved in a period of 72hrs,then you can contact your G.P to refer you to the relevant Covid 19 testing site.

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