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A 29-year-old female asked:

I have been in contact with someone recently diagnosed with covid. i have head pressure, dry eyes, swollen throat glands and feel out of sorts. as i am an hcp, i would like to have a test done to be sure i have/dont have it.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
COVID 19 testing: In South Africa- one consults with a medical provider who will determine need for COVID 19 testing. Consult your local primary care provider or you can use telemedicine for individual consultations.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Test: As a health care provider you must have a supervisor at your facility that can inform you about policies and how to get testing.. In the meantime practice isolation for 14 days. In addition, If test is positive, call your MD & you must be without symptoms for 3 days toward end of isolation . Keep hydrated,take acetaminophen. I recommend Vit D, zinc.
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Last updated Oct 27, 2020


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