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i think i might have been exposed to covid-19. i have been experiencing some headaches, chest pains, dry throat and cough. i also have a 10 month old baby whose showing some flu like symptoms, coughing and a runny nose. should we go and test?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
Treatment the same: If you have Covid, you need to self-isolate. Quarantine yourself. Drink lots of fluids, esp electrolyte solutions, rest, Take Acetaminophen for fever/pain and eat a bland diet (Bananas/Rice/Apples/Toast). See a Dr for worsening difficulty breathing, blue lips/face, confusion/lethargy, and persistent chest pain. Testing may be necessary to return to work, but otherwise does not change treatment.
Answered on Nov 2, 2020
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
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Yes: Due to your flu-like symptoms I suggest you get tested for Covid-19 as soon as possible. Best of luck with your health!
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Start with Dr.: Start with your doctor who can also assess for other causes for these symptoms. Your doctor may or may not recommend repeat of COVID 19 testing.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Testing recommended: It is hard to say if it is the Flu, COVID 19 or another virus. But COVID is a highly contagious disease, so do recommended getting tested.
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