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Are headache, burning eyes, and a bit of flu symptoms of corona virus?

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: March 18, 2020 2:18 AM

Anonymous 8 months

Hi doc. Im a 28yo female. Since yesterday at 6pm I had headache, came back home from work and at 8pm it got worse plus with burning eyes, the kind that you get when you have fever. But my body temperature felt normal, not high. Woke up today, still with headache a bit of flu. Should I go for covid-19 test?

Dr Sri Viknarajan 8 months
General Practitioner

Hello!

Thank you for your question. For your information, 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 of flu and headache, you may 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. You may be of low risk in contracting the virus if you have no recent travel history to high risk countries and close contact with positive cases of COVID-19.

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

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 02:18:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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