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A member asked:

I have congestion for about a week, but the cough started last thursday and has not gotten better with otc medicine. it's a dry cough, not coughing anything up and nothing green when i blow my nose. i just want to make sure i should not be getting a covid test. i have had no fever. cough/congestion?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
COVID 19 concerns: A COVID 19 cough usually is dry. 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. This could be from different causes, unfortunately COVID 19 is a possibility.
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