A 44-year-old male asked:
i would like to know if i should go for a covid 19 test. i was cleaning out birds nests on saturday. i seemed to have had an allergic reaction to this. sunday i felt terrible, yesterday ok. today i had a temp and very slight sore throat and i am hoar?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
ZA or USA?: My understanding is that in South Africa, one contacts a medical provider for eval & to determine whether COVID 19 testing is indicated. If you live in the US, the policies vary by state. If you go to https://www.apple.com/covid19/ it will allow you to choose your state's health department so that you can receive specific guidance.
Answered on Jul 18, 2020
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
48 years experience Pathology
Allergic reaction: What you described fits more with an allergy. Birds are not known to transmit SARS CoV-2 (Bats are not birds). Wear a mask, stay away from others, practice hand hygiene. Wish you good health!
Answered on Jul 15, 2020
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