I am trying to learn from medical colleagues. I read through a Reddit Q/A session by WebMD panel and learned a lot of practical info.
I wish I can ask some follow-up questions but they answered the questions from a WebMD account, and I can not ask them by messaging.
My question is what to do when you or someone in your household come down with something which has some of the COVID-19 symptoms but most of these symptoms are non-specific in nature.
- Would you get tested for COVID-19? Would you wait a few days to see if it gets better? Does it matter if the virus is in your county or not? If you are getting the test, I suspect you have suspicion for COVID-19 and will be isolating that person in some way.
- If the test is positive, I would follow the management outline described in that WebMD thread. What if it is negative? Do you stop home isolation measures? Would you consider retesting if it does not get better after some time?
I understand there are no evidence-based answers to these questions. I am trying to learn what educated and experienced professionals would do.
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