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A 34-year-old female asked:

Should i test for covid? i have: burning chest now feeling hot entire body cough headache tickling and slightly sore throat

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leslie Wynne iii
39 years experience
Possibly: These could be symptoms of Covid infection, but could also be due to influenza, or common cold. If you have been in contact with others who have or may have covid, you should be more concerned. Please consult your physician, and arrange for testing if you are concerned. Meanwhile you can treat symptoms with rest, increased fluid intake, and acetaminophen. Good luck. Best of health to you!
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Good idea: In South Africa a medical provider will determine need for COVID 19 testing. Consult your local primary care provider or you can use telemedicine (to include HealthTap’s telemedicine format) for individual consultations. There are a number of free apps to look at your risk.
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Last updated Jan 22, 2021


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