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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have a mild fever.. should i go test for covid19?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Contact local health: Your post does not reveal your location but we have no access to or information about regional covid activity around the globe where this site can be seen. Those with shortness of breath with minor activity or painful breathing are the group most in need of tests. For others it depends on local risk factors/disease activity. You may be better off avoiding a testing center where some will be +.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19: Any COVID 19 contacts? COVID in your area? Other possible symptoms? COVID 19 Sx's may include fever, cough, feeling tired, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, chills, chest pain, nasal congestion, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Can get eval through telemedicine to determine if testing is indicated. Take care.

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A 32-year-old male asked:

Do I need to test for covid19 if I have a fever?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID concerns: COVID 19 contacts? Other symptoms? Suspicion for COVID 19 is higher if you have at least 2 of these symptoms: temp of at least 99.6, Cough, Shortness of breath, Chills, Shivering, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat or new loss of taste or smell.

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Last updated Sep 9, 2020

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