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A 31-year-old male asked:

Hi. i've recently started feeling that my pallet and throat is becoming itchy and irritated, not more so of a sore feeling. however i seem to cough in order just to get the irritation feeling away. i still have my sense of taste. i'm just concerned. ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Symptoms: Suspicion for COVID 19 is higher with at least 2 of these sx’s: temp of at least 99.6, Cough, Shortness of breath, Chills, Shivering, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat or new loss of taste or smell.
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