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I work at a pharmacy and come in contact with covid patients,. i'm struggling with flu symptoms and have been taking meds. i started with a sore throat, then chesty cough, very high fever and now breathing problems ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You may have COVID : Rest, hydrate, quarantine & eat healthfully. Consider use of acetaminophen, saline for nasal irrigation, decongestant or cough syrup. Naprosyn is a good choice if NSAID’s are used. Zinc, vitamin C & D supplements may be helpful. Get urgent care for difficulty breathing, blue lips or face, marked persistent chest pain/ pressure or new onset confusion.
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Testing: And quarantine needed per local regulations and employer directed recommendations. With worsening breathing issues you should seek immediate medical attention, your GP may be able to further coordinate.
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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