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A 44-year-old female asked:

My daughter, 13 years old was in contact with a friend last monday that tested that thursday positive for covid. from monday her throat was sore but this morning she has more flu symptoms. like block nose and feeling tired. do i need to do a test?

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Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
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Yes: best to get daughter tested and based on that result, assess whether you need to test. I would suggest doing a virtual online consultation by downloading the Discovery DrConnect app via the Google Play store, Apple App store or Discovery website. We can assess and refer for testing. Kind Regards Dr Aylwin David Nathaniel
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You posted on the Free Public Health Education site for HealthTap where we do not diagnosis, treat or refer. In ZA, a medical provider evals to decide if COVID 19 testing is indicated. Contact your own medical provider or get telemedicine consult from an on-line provider. She should be tested & if positive you may need to be tested too.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. Fowler. Covid-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Contact your doctor/local hospital, by phone for evaluation and testing in your area. Wear a mask, stay away from others, practice hand hygiene. If you develop breathing difficulty, go to the nearest hospital, immediately. Get Covid vaccine. Wish you good health.

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