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Abit of Cough, hard to breathe lasts less than 2mins, abit feverish

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 17, 2020 8:29 AM

Anonymous 8 months

I’m 26yrs old and having abit of cough for a week. Hard to breathe for about 3 times in 2days. Feeling a feverish since yesterday 37.1-37.2. I do wash my hands regularly.

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner

Hi!

Thank you for your question. I understand that you are worried about the risk of COVID-19 infection. According to WHO, the common symptoms of COVID-19 infection are:

  • Fever (more than 37.5 degrees celcius)
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Aches and pains
  • Sorethroat
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

Based on your symptoms such as cough and difficulty breathing,you are encouraged to answer the quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate your health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories.Nevertheless, you may be in low or moderate risk as you have no recent history of travelling or close contact to positive COVID19 patient.

Besides COVID-19 infection, your symptoms can be caused by other health problems such as:

  • Other bacterial or viral infection
  • tonsillitis

You may consult a MOH doctor by clicking Ask Doctor at the Ministry of Health website (COVID-19 Portal) to ask any health issues related to COVID-19 starting from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

After 5.00 pm till 12.00 am, please direct your enquiries to our DoctorOnCall website at this link https://www.doctoroncall.com.my/tanya/.

Last Updated: Tue Mar 17 2020 08:29:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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