Could you have been exposed to COVID? Testing is no longer a problem in Tampa. If you believe that you were exposed to the virus or if you believe that you have contracted the virus, you can and should be tested right away, in addition to quarantining yourself until you are no longer contagious or you have a negative test. If you have the following symptoms, you should visit us for rapid COVID testing even if you aren’t sure you were exposed.
Nasal congestion like you’ve never experienced
A common cold, allergies, and a host of other things can make your nose run, but the nasal congestion you get with the COVID virus is much more severe. Some people describe it as a feeling of drowning, but from sinus drainage.
Feels like the flu: fever, chills, headaches, and body aches
You could get a lot of flu-like symptoms with COVID. In fact, scientists and doctors are worried that cases of COVID will be misdiagnosed as flu during the regular flu season. Fever, chills, headaches, and body aches are common flu symptoms, as are nausea, vomiting, and diarhea. However, these symptoms can also all be associated with COVID-19, so it is important to get tested rather than ignore it like you might any other year. Get tested for the flu first, since that test is cheaper and more readily available.
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
The hallmark sign of advanced COVID is shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. Many patients who did not seek testing and treatment soon enough have been placed on ventilators to help them breathe in ICU rooms. A few do improve; but as a general rule, once the ventilator is employed, it is only a matter of time. If you experience any shortness of breath at all, especially in conjunction with other symptoms listed above, you should get tested for COVID right away.
Need your rapid COVID test so that you can visit a loved one, go on vacation, or go back to work after exposure? Contact us today or visit us for a same day COVID test.