A 34-year-old female asked:
Hello i have flu symptoms i have a sore throat, borderline fever, blocked nose, headache. feels like normal flu. must i still do a covid 19 test?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID concerns: COVID 19 sx’s: dry cough, shortness of breath, chest tightness, nasal congestion, fever, headache, sore throat, feeling tired, loss of sense of taste/smell, decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, chills & muscle aches. Would quarantine. This could be due to a number of causes, COVID testing is the only way to really know.
59 viewsReviewed Jul 22, 2020
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.
You could tested for flu as well.
Wish you good health.
59 viewsAnswered Jul 21, 2020
Last updated Dec 21, 2020
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