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A 39-year-old male asked:

Exposed to a friend that tested positive for covid. having flu like symptoms for 3 days. no fever, body aches or sore throat. should i be tested?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Testing and quarantine will be justified in this context. Your primary care doc or GP will be best to further coordinate.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
COVID concerns: Unless you plan to quarantine for 14 days, that would be prudent. 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.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 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.
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Last updated Jan 15, 2021
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