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morning. i have a cough and tight chest. throat is a bit scratchy and i have a slight fever. i also have a runny and blocked nose. i work in retail and am in contact with many people. please advise if i need to get tested for covid 19. ?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Stay home/isolate: Your symptoms may be related to an influenza or another viral infection, including COVID 19. Since you are unwell, please stay home, self isolate, monitor your temperature and drink fluids. Contact your local health department to arrange testing. Watch for signs of worsening, since COVID 19 may worsen rapidly. If this occurs, please proceed to the Emergency room.
Answered on Jul 27, 2020
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
COVID 19 testing.: Although this could be from differing causes- COVID 19 is definitely a possibility. I don't know where you live - if testing is available to you would test. If not available you need to remain quarantined.
Answered on Sep 13, 2020

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