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Cough, blocked nose and mild fever

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 22, 2020 1:23 AM

Anonymous 8 months

My son is having mild fever, cough and nasal congestion since 11th March. Took him to doctor who gave Antibiotic, but after antibiotic course is over his mild fever is again coming. Do I need to get him tested for Covid-19. Suggest what treatment I have to follow.

Dr Sashini Seeni 8 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

Thank you for your question. Based on your son’s symptoms of fever, nasal congestion and cough, he is encouraged to answer the quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate his health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, he will be classified into several categories. 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

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

  • Other bacterial or viral infection
  • Asthma
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Pneumonia

He may be having remnants of fever due to his previous infection. You can continue giving him his fever medications to reduce his fever.

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: Sun Mar 22 2020 01:23:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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