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A 18-year-old female asked:

Accidentally brushed my teeth with a toothbrush i used to scrub out a dirty fish tank. now have a hacking, wet cough and sore throat. is this caused by the fish tank, or a cold/covid?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Your symptoms almost certainly have nothing to do with the fish tank or toothbrush. You are right to be concerned about a cold or COVID, especially if you have not yet been vaccinated. Get tested for COVID as soon as possible. Good luck!
Dr. Binod Verma
Dentistry 39 years experience
Make sure you do not have high body temperature , body ache .If symptoms increase in three to five days ,see your primary Doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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