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Hi, i have been in contact with a confirmed covid case. i have a mild cough, no sense of taste or smell and headaches that come and go. should this raise cause for concern? if so, what is my next step for taking a test?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Test/isolate: Arrange a screening test locally, self isolate and rest. Drink fluids, monitor your temperature and take Tylenol for fever. If you develop respiratory distress, please go to the acute care center. Recovery may be prolonged, but most of the cases in your age group are similar to influenza.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19 testing: In ZA, a medical provider evals to decide if COVID 19 testing is indicated. Contact your own medical provider or get telemedicine consult from an on-line provider. You can use one of the free on-line apps check your risk. Rest, hydrate, quarantine & eat healthfully. Consider use of acetaminophen, saline for nasal irrigation, decongestant or cough syrup.

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