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A 56-year-old female asked:

Been sick about 3 days now.started with a wet cough then the next day runny nose and nasal congestion. lost my smell but could still tell between sweet and salty in taste. took a covid home test negative. now dry cough and green mucus in nose. cold?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
See your doctor and have a full evaluation. You may now have sinusitis, perhaps bacterial. COVID-19 testing is most accurate via PCR and if not done, should be added. An ENT doctor may be needed, but first start with the basics.
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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
The CDC reports that the most accurate days for COVID testing are 5-7 days after exposure. You could have been falsely negative on day 3 and should be retested.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2021

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