Cough. Sore throat. Headaches. Fever. Chills. Runny nose. Congestion.
As research about COVID-19 continues and we press forward through changing conditions, these symptoms raise an eyebrow in our current reality. Unfortunately, these could be signs of an infection with COVID-19 or other respiratory illness. So, is it allergies, cold, flu, COVID-19 or something else?
The best way of detecting COVID-19 and deciphering it from other causes of respiratory illness is testing for COVID-19 infection. You will want to contact your local testing center or your primary care physician if you have any questions about which type of test you should obtain, PCR or antigen testing. Regardless of your test result, you’ll want to contact your physician for further medical advice and recommendations.
The following tips can help you keep you and others healthy and decrease your risk of respiratory illnesses:
-Wash your hands
-Wear a mask in public settings
-Complete your recommended flu and COVID-19 vaccinations to decrease your risk of severe illness
-Stay home if you are sick
-Contact your physician if you have any questions or concerns
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