A 24-year-old female asked:
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i have headaches, a cough and a sore throat. i am also exceptionally blocked up and often suffer from sinus issues. i have not been in contact with any covid positive people as far as i am aware. should i be tested?

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Dr. William Wilson
46 years experience Family Medicine
Sinus congestion: Your symptoms are not typical for COVID-19, but it still is a remote possibility. You more likely have acute/chronic sinusitis and possible allergies. You should have an examination by a PCP or ENT specialist. Sinus x-rays or a sinus CT scan might be helpful in persistent cases. If you develop a fever, chills or other systemic symptoms, screening for COVID-19 would be appropriate.
Answered on Aug 12, 2020
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
COVID 19 testing: Are the cough, headache & nasal congestion difference from your normal sinus symptoms. If they are the same, I wouldn't necessarily fret. If you symptoms are different - this could be from a number of causes. COVID 19 can't be entirely ruled out. You could consider a telemedicine consult to help determine if testing is indicated. Take care.
Answered on Sep 15, 2020

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