U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
South Africa
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?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Yes.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Mar 11, 2021
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.