Q. I have sore throat, fever and body pain for two days. Do I need COVID-19 test?

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Dr. Afifa Nighat
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This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 26, 2020

Having sore throat, fever and bodypain for last 2 days. What to do? Should i go for covid test or continue medicine and home remedies?


hello hope you're doing well! It might be covid or simple upper respiratory tract infection . In view of current pandemic , covid 19 must be ruled out. If currently you're feeling well other than having fever and bodyaches then just isolate yourself for 14 days, take vicks steam inhalation, good and healthy diet. Incase you start experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness , vomiting or diarrhea immediately rush to emergency. Good luck , Stay healthy!

The Probable causes:

Viral infections

Investigations to be done:

1. COVID 19 PCR( if symptoms deteriorate)

Differential diagnosis:

COVID 19 pneumonia/ Upper respiratory tract infection

Probable diagnosis:

COVID 19 pneumonia

Treatment plan:

1. Vicks steam inhalation twice daily
2 . Tab: Panadol 500mg per oral thrice daily for fever and bodyaches
3. Tab: Zincate OD 50mg per oral once daily
4. Tab: Cac 1000 per oral once daily
5. Tab: Osnate D per oral once daily

Preventive measures:

1. Wear mask incase of going out
2. Avoid crowds
3. Eat healthy diet( fresh fruits/ vegetables)
4. Drink plenty of water

Regarding follow up:

As needed

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