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Good day, i've been in direct and close contact with a person who just tested positive for covid. i don't have a fever, but scratchy throat, cough and sporadic headache. should i be tested for covid.

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Covid 19: Covid 19 Symptoms include: Fever/chills: cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headaches, loss of taste/smell, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea. If you have 2 or more symptoms and a postive exposure history, you should be tested. Testing does not change the treatment: Self-isolate, Acetaminophen for pain/fever, decongestant, cough med, lots of fluids, rest.
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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