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Cough with flame at night

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: May 10, 2020 6:08 AM

oscartg96 12 months

Hi, I am 24 years old. My symptoms are:

  1. Coughing at midnight (for 30-60 minutes) with flame. No or little cough during day time.
  2. Few sneezing during day time, with no snivel.
  3. measured & no temperature/fever. No headache or other symptoms.
    Question: am I having hay fever? As I had some cough at night before (last year) and was diagnosed hay fever. Note: I was tested negative on COVID-19.


Dr Sri Viknarajan 17 months
General Practitioner


Thank you for your question. Based on your symptoms of cough, 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. 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, your 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.

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Last Updated: Sun May 10 2020 06:08:02 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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