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A 31-year-old female asked:

Developed a slight dry cough this morning with a runny nose. i don't have a severe headache but there is mild pain at forehead. i don't feel like i have a fever or body aches but i don't feel like my usual self. should i get a covid test?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
ZA or USA??/: Have you had any COVID contacts? I can’t tell where you are from. If from South Africa, contact PCM who will assess & make determination about COVID 19 testing. USA – policies vary by state. State & local health departments/ providers make actual testing decisions. Some states require a dr.'s referral & some don't. Can call PCM if one believes they should be tested.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. F: 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. If you develop breathing difficulty, go to the nearest hospital, immediately. Wish you good health.
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