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A 20-year-old female asked:

Ive been fatigued for about two weeks now, and now have a sore throat and mild headache. how can i know if its emotion/exhaustion-related or covid? at what point should i get tested?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Monitor temperature: Most of the patients with COVID 19 have a fever, but there are cases of very minimal symptoms as well. Suggest testing and coordination with local sites. Stay home, self isolate and drink fluids. Take Tylenol rather than Motrin to treat fever. Sore throat may be related to infection or allergic reactions. There are many causes, but during this time, COVID 19 is a consideration.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
COVID 19 concerns: Your symptoms could be from a variety of causes, to include COVID 19. The only way to completely rule out COVID 19 as a cause is through testing. Please consider a telemedicine consult with your primary care provider or another provider to assess further.
Last updated Dec 29, 2020

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