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i have sore swollen throat. should i go for a covid test?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes, get tested: It is important that exactly people like you get tested, so that we can learn of people with just minor "throat symptoms " like yours may actually have a mild case of Covid19. It also let's you know whether you need to keep a full quarantine. You are absolutely correct that it may be nothing, but combine the fact you were exposed with mild symptoms-that equals get tested!
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 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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