A 28-year-old female asked:
I stared with a sore throat and then now i am coughing and have a blocked nose..is it a common cold or flu or should i get tested for covid?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID concerns: This could be a common cold, influenza, other infections and yes, it could be COVID 19. The only way to know for sure is to get tested. 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 1, 2020
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