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A 35-year-old female asked:

Hi, my 8 year old son has the following symptom: sore throat, blocked nose cough loose stools do i need to take him for a covid test?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
The symptoms may be consistent with COVID 19, another viral illness or Strep for example. Discuss supportive care such as fluids, a probiotic, rest and fever control with your Pediatrician. Observe for changes in breathing, worsening cough and fever. If these symptoms occur, please see acute care. COVID 19 testing may be arranged locally.
Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes.

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