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A 37-year-old female asked:

good day, i went to my gp last week as i had pain in my nose and right ear. she gave me antibiotics for ear and sinus infection. since then i have developed a headache, been nauseous, tired and have a dry cough at night. should i get tested for covid?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Self isolate/test: Testing is suggested since you have symptoms consistent with COVID 19. Local policies though may be different, and please check with your physician. Self isolate, drink fluids, rest and monitor your temperature. Fever has been associated with COVID 19 in the majority of cases. Watch for signs of respiratory difficulty, shortness of breath and worsening fever.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID concerns: These symptoms might still be related to the sinus infection. I would contact your doctor back and advise of worsening sx's. PCM will be able to assess further to determine if COVID 19 testing is needed. Take care.

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