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Flu symptoms with no fever or coughing. have sore throat, sore body, blocked ears, headache, shortness of breathe, blurry vision, nasal congestion and feeling light headed. possible covid or just regular flu? should i get tested?

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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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19 vs FLU: This could be due to influenza, COVID 19 or a variety of other conditions. I suggest getting tested but the policy varies by country. In South Afriin South Africa, one contacts a medical provider for eval & to decide if COVID 19 testing is indicated.

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