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A 42-year-old female asked:

5 year old tested positive for covid 8 days ago. fevers and symptoms resolved & she returned to school. now has fever of 100.7, headache, & dizziness. likely still from covid? another illness? headache & dizziness are new. should she see doctor?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
The most recent wave of Covid 19 caused by the Omicron variation has been found to be less likely to cause lower respiratory infections and more likely to cause upper respiratory infections. While it would be not common, sinusitis can occur after the original infection and lead to fever, headache, dizziness and facial pain. Talk to her regular Dr who has her medical history and records for advice.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Your daughter may have a second infection, but these symptoms are consistent with COVID-19. A PCR test is recommended android is still positive, she currently has COVID-19. Discuss a Flu yes as well with your physician. All eligible members of your family should have a COVID-19 and Flu vaccination. Watch for signs of shortness of breath, fever and dehydration.
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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Possible from COVID,but flu or another viral illness are likely. Although the CDC recently decreased the isolation to 5 days, people who are positive need to be wearing a mask for the next 5 days. A repeat PCR test now is not recommended;it can be positive from the original infection for up to 90 days.A rapid test might be helpful. Talk to her doctor, please!
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Last updated Jan 13, 2022

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