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A 51-year-old female asked:

Im experiencing a selective loss of smell and taste, and aches and pains with headache. i do have spondylitis and aches and pains are normal for me, but these seems worse, as does the fatigue. should i get tested for covid?

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Dr. WAYNE ALAN KORRAS
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Yes: Hi. Please check your Temperature several times per day with a Thermometer, and if above 38 Celsius then please do go for test. The other symptoms may include 1. Severe sore throat 2. Severe Headache 3. Severe Body aches 4. Severe Dry cough 5. Extreme fatigue and hot + cold + sweaty.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19: Although your symptoms could be from a variety of condition- COVID 19 is most surely on that list. COVID 19 sx’s: dry cough, shortness of breath, chest tightness, nasal congestion, sneezing, fever, headache, sore throat, feeling tired, loss of sense of taste/smell, decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, chills & muscle aches. Do think testing is prudent.
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. Your symptoms warrant testing. If you develop breathing difficulty, go to the nearest hospital, immediately. Wish you good health.

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