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Breathing difficulties and dry throat

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 22, 2020 4:12 AM

bryanhow52 8 months

Hi, I’m having breathing difficulties since mid-day Thursday and now my mouth and throat seem dry no matter how much water I drink. Do I need to be screened?

Dr Sashini Seeni 8 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

I understand your concern regarding COVID-19. For you information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:

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

The needs of screening test should depends on your risk. Therefore, 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 and further actions suggested will be provided according to the classification.

Please continue to monitor your symptoms for worsening or development of new symptoms. 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 DoctorOnCall Tanya.

Last Updated: Sun Mar 22 2020 04:12:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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