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Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 18, 2020 1:52 AM

Anonymous 8 months

I want to ask, if have symptoms of cough, body temperature high, and soat throat, sometimes will have a bit shortage of breath, is this covid 19 and I need go hospital for check up?

Dr Sashini Seeni 8 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

Thank you for your question. I understand your concerns regarding your symptoms. For your information, WHO stated that these are the common symptoms that are presented in COVID-19 patients:

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

It is not possible for me to conclude that this is a COVID-19 infection as your symptoms may also present in other diseases like:

Based on your symptoms, 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. The decision of whether a person needs to be do the COVID-19 test is depending on the doctor’s evaluation of the patient’s history and risks. If a person develops symptoms such as fever and respiratory symptoms and has close contact with positive cases or travelled from/to high risk countries for the virus in the last 14 days, he/she will be further evaluated for diagnostic testing. We also provide home testing services, accessible through this link: COVID-19 Screening At Home.

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: Wed Mar 18 2020 01:52:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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