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A 26-year-old female asked:

Should i get tested for covid? my brother tested positive (we live together). i have been experiencing headache and flu-like symptoms (cough, congestion, malaise, tiredness). took adco-dol for the headache, which makes it difficult to determine temp.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Testing is prudent: HealthTap's free, public site is for education. We are not able to provide referrals on this portion of HealthTap. 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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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
COIVD 19 exposure : I can't be sure without more information, but most likely you have COVID 19. It is very important that you keep isolated, as should your brother from each other and other people. See a doctor via telemedicine
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Last updated Feb 5, 2021

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