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A 38-year-old male asked:

I experienced nasal congestion and sore throat day 2-3 ... went to doc, did a covid test ... results negative ... day 4-5 slight pains around chest area and back ... nasal and throat clear ... chest is sensitive to touch. i have no fever or cough?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Treat symptoms: The best days to test for a coronavirus infection is on days 4-6 after symptoms start. There are many people who will test false negative prior to this. Try testing again. Have your Dr listen to your lungs to make sure you have not developed pneumonia. Treat symptoms with decongestants, acetaminophen for sore throat/pain.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
COVID 19: You may or may not have COVID 19. Sometimes it is not picked up early on. Did you have an antigen test or PCR. PCR is more accurate.
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