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A 23-year-old female asked:

Hi i startes with a sorr throat a few days ago, i now have a wet cough and a rash all over my hands, feet, and head. i had a fever last night. i took the covid riak assessment amd it said a possible infection. i need a referal to go and get a test?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Your symptoms can be the result of several things. You should be isolated, stay in one room alone, A get tested for COVID 19. Speak to a doctor. Appointments are available via telemedicine
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Please check local medical centers for guidance regarding testing. The acute presentation is consistent with COVID 19 or another infection. A Strep throat swab, Staph, chickenpox and measles should also be considered. Please discuss whether a chest radiograph is indicated with your PCP. In the meantime, rest, drink fluids and watch for worsening shortness of breath and fever.
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