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A 22-year-old female asked:

Hi there, ive been feeling sick for the past 5 days. with a sore throat, blocked nose, ear ache, headaches, sore and tired body and a phlegm cough. please advise if i should go for a covid test or not. ?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Get a COVID-19 test. Better to know if you have it or not. If you have it, then your contacts can be traced to try and limit further spread.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for the Thank You note. I hope you feel better soon!
Oct 8, 2020
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. 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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