A 27-year-old male asked:
A friend of mine who i was in close contact with, his sister (they live together) has tested positive for covid-19. i feel i may be at risk and should get tested. also note that i also have chronic asthma. which makes me more worried?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID testing: Can't tell what country you are in or what state.The CDC has provided guidelines for COVID 19 testing at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/clinical-criteria.html. However, state & local health departments/ providers make actual testing decisions. Some states require a doctor's referral and others don't. People can call their health care provider if they believe they should be tested.
62 viewsReviewed Jul 10, 2020
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. F: Please contact your doctor by phone for further evaluation and mechanism for testing .
Wear a mask, stay away from others, practice hand hygiene. Be sure to get tested, if you get symptoms. If you develop breathing difficulty, go to the nearest hospital, immediately.
Wish you good health.
62 viewsAnswered Jul 10, 2020
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Keep isolated : You should keep away from others, meaning don't leave a room for now. You can use telemedicine to get help with testing
62 viewsAnswered Jul 11, 2020
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