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A 34-year-old male asked:

Left ear feels weird, sore throat, lymph nodes are on and off swollen. doesnt hurt when swallowing. most likely had covid the beginning of last month (lost sense of smell and taste). trying to avoid the doctors office?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Covid: At this time your symptoms aren't characteristic of classic covid infection, but nevertheless you should isolate yourself from others until you've been without symptoms for 7 days. Drink adequate room temperature fluids. If true earache is present or if you develop fever, cough or breathing difficulties, call your physician for instructions about examination,testing and treatment.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
R/O COVID: Symptoms of COVID 19 infection may include (but aren’t limited to) dry cough, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, fever, headache, sore throat, feeling tired, loss of sense of taste/smell, decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, chills without or without shaking & muscle aches REF: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html. Loss of taste and smell often

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