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Cough for one week plus

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 27, 2020 1:17 AM

t.w.y 8 months

27, female, itchy throat and dry cough sometimes for one week plus , no fever,no sore throats, dint travel to any country, dint in touch with any covid victims before
Just want to ask did I need to go hospital for a check or screening?

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

We understand your worries especially with the development of symptoms indicative but not exclusive of COVID-19.

For you information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:

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

throat itchiness are not typical symptoms of patients with COVID. Cough can be due to other health conditions apart from COVID such as:

  • dehydration
  • common cold
  • influenza infection
  • pharyngitis
  • tonsillitis

The needs of screening test depends on your risk profile. To assess your risk, 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.

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: Fri Mar 27 2020 01:17:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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