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A 26-year-old female asked:

Hie. i have been having a cough for a week now, i can barely walk or do anything without losing my breath, i can't smell anything but i don't particularly have blocked nose, i have a headache and a fever. should i be worried about covid?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: If you are struggling to breath then you need urgent medical assessment.
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Definitely: COVID is a possibility, given your symptoms typical for a viral infection. Time to get your GP involved so that you can have your condition addressed timely. Quarantine and testing should be in place.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: Covid-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Contact your doctor/local hospital, by phone for evaluation and testing in your area. Wear a mask, stay away from others, practice hand hygiene. If you develop breathing difficulty, go to the nearest hospital, immediately. Get Covid vaccine. Wish you good health.
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Last updated Dec 30, 2020

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