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A 35-year-old male asked:

I have a sore throat, runny nose and nasal congestion. i have been in contact with someone who tested positive for covid-19. should i get tested. ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. F: 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.
Last updated Mar 9, 2021
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