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Sore Throat.... could this be it?

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Knobblybobbly Fri 26-Jun-20 18:06:16

I know it’s not in the top 3 symptoms, but wondering if I should get tested? Do I phone 111 to find out? Or see how it goes?

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magicmallow Fri 26-Jun-20 18:06:54

you can get a free test online now, if you want to get it checked.

Knobblybobbly Fri 26-Jun-20 18:07:18

It’s not sore exactly, more dry and peppery, if that makes sense.

Pretty certain I haven’t drunk enough in this heat so hoping if might just be dehydration

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Knobblybobbly Fri 26-Jun-20 18:08:13

Is it a bit of an over reaction though? To get tested due to a mild sore throat?

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ShipshapeShore Fri 26-Jun-20 18:09:00

Pollen is high, might be that?

Knobblybobbly Fri 26-Jun-20 18:10:23

Yes!! I used to get hayfever badly as a kid and it always effected my chest. Ok.... so tickley/dry throat could be hayfever?

I’ll take an antihistamine in an effort to eliminate!

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ShakespearesSisters Fri 26-Jun-20 18:12:22

My daughter had a sore throat on Monday, woke up with a high temperature on Tuesday so kept youngest off school and my husband didn't go to work. I booked a test on line at a drive through, I'm lucky there is one less than a mile away. We got the test results the next day that she was negative. If we hadn't done it school wouldn't have let the youngest (in yr 1) go back for 2 weeks.

Jrobhatch29 Fri 26-Jun-20 18:17:49

I had a raging sore throat and headache at weekend. I got tested out of an abundance of caution as I wanted to see family in the garden this week. Negative.
Many people on these threads have had a positive test with sore throats and other vague symptoms. Tests are readily available so I would go for it

seenbeensbean Fri 26-Jun-20 18:20:25

I've had on-off sore throats due to the pollen count being so high.

Knobblybobbly Fri 26-Jun-20 18:21:25

A hospital 5 mins away is doing drive through tests

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LilyPond2 Fri 26-Jun-20 19:06:51

OP, are you going to be coming close to other people, eg on public transport /at work/ caring for an elderly relative? If so, good idea to get tested if you can.

PeasInAPot Fri 26-Jun-20 19:09:25

My first symptoms were a sort of burny throat

Id drink some water, taken an antihistamine tonight. If its still there tomorrow Id get tested

ThatDamnScientist Fri 26-Jun-20 19:12:41

I would get tested, results come back really quickly (mine was a home test kit, was delivered to me Friday and I had my results by Monday - negative). Better to test and get a negative than to not get tested and inadvertently pass to others you may be in contact with.

Katisha Fri 26-Jun-20 19:32:08

I had a test at a drive-in place for a sore throat, as advised by the King's London covid app. Came back negative

Lindy2 Fri 26-Jun-20 19:39:55

Go and book a test.

A sore throat could be Coronavirus but just as likely could be a simple cold or hay fever. More likely than Coronavirus in fact.

A test will mean you'll know for sure so that you can take any appropriate action if needed or get on with things as normal if it's negative.

Knobblybobbly Fri 26-Jun-20 20:53:49

My nose has started running and it all feels quite itchy inside my head. Took an antihistimjne about an hour ago and for a bit my throat felt better, but it’s back to dry/tickly/hot sensation.

I’m a key worker so I’m pretty certain I’d qualify for a test and as PP have said, I’d rather know sooner than later. My daughter is in reception and going to school. I’ll see how I’m am in the morning and drive through.

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Knobblybobbly Fri 26-Jun-20 21:01:26

(Obviously will phone 111 first)

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Bellie99 Fri 26-Jun-20 21:14:46

You don't need to ring 111. You can book online. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-an-antigen-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

Bellie99 Fri 26-Jun-20 21:16:25

https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

Sorry here

Knobblybobbly Sat 27-Jun-20 06:38:58

Thank you. Have woken up and apart from feeling a bit dry my throat is definitely not as sore. So I’m kind of thinking it’s ok???

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Knobblybobbly Sat 27-Jun-20 11:23:39

Will that link be able to book me a drive through test?

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Bellie99 Sat 27-Jun-20 11:26:16

I think it depends on where you are. I booked at a centre thinking someone would test me, but when I got there I had to do it on mjyself.

Knobblybobbly Sat 27-Jun-20 11:37:03

Ah ok. How was it?

My throat is no longer sore, just dry. I feel a bit rough (tired really, despite a good sleep) but no temp and no other symptoms. So not sure I qualify now?

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Bellie99 Sat 27-Jun-20 11:53:19

No idea whether you would qualify. I am pretty certain there are questions to answer as you start the website. . I was asked to go as the Zoe app picked up something fro headaches and ear ache that I had had for a couple of weeks. I had to enter volunteer as reason.
The actual test was uncomfortable rather than painful. They send a video for you to watch and then there are instructions to follow in the test pack. I got the results in 30 hours.

Jrobhatch29 Sat 27-Jun-20 12:08:26

I booked a home test and it had an option to say if I had the main 3 symptoms or not (said to help them understand the range of symptoms). I ticked no and was still able to get a test

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