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A 38-year-old female asked:

Experiencing sore neck and chest for a week with some headaches. symptoms kept coming and going. last 2 days body very tired and started a thick feeling in my throat that makes me cough a bit. not sure if i should get tested for covid 19?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Check temp: Your flu like symptoms should be evaluated. Please monitor your temperature and watch for worsening difficulty breathing. Screening may include a flu test and screening for SARS CoV-2 infection. Stay home, monitor for fever, drink fluids and rest.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Respiratory infecti: 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. Please call your provider as they symptoms may be due to COVID 19.

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