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A 34-year-old female asked:

Good evening, i have a phlegmy cough, runny nose, headache and body aches. my throats feels irritated and hurts when i cough. i have had these symptoms for over 5 days with no fever but self medication is not helping. should i get tested for covid?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
FLu like : Your symptoms can be the result of several things. Many people with COVID 19 do not have a fever. You should be isolated, stay in one room alone, A get tested for COVID 19. Speak to a doctor. Appointments are available via telemedicine
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19 testing: Your symptoms may or may not be related to COVID 19. 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated.

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