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A 32-year-old male asked:

I have a sore throat and clear runny nose with no fever. do i need tested for covid-19?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Yes: Many patients with COVID 19 experience very mild symptoms. Test and self isolate, drink fluids, take Tylenol for fever and rest. See your physician or the Emergency Department for respiratory distress.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
COVID 19 testing: Testing would be a good idea. Suspicion for COVID 19 is higher if you have at least 2 of these symptoms: temp of at least 99.6 F (37.5 C), Cough, Shortness of breath, Chills, Shivering, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat or new loss of taste or smell.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Feb 22, 2021
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