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A 66-year-old male asked:

I am feeling flue like symptoms i have runny nose headaches and a bit of a sore throat i suffer from high blood pressure and have previously suffered a mild heart attack some years back. i would like to know if i should go for a covid test ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID testing: That would be prudent. COVID 19 Sx's may include fever, cough, feeling tired, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, chills, chest pain, nasal congestion, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Get urgent care for difficulty breathing, blue lips, persistent chest pain/ pressure or new onset confusion.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Covid-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Please contact your doctor by phone for further evaluation and mechanism for testing in your area. 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.

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