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Coughing and flu already 3-4 days

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: May 31, 2021 6:35 AM

Anonymous 13 months

I am men,32 years old, this few days i had cough and flu. No fever, already took medicine from pharmacy.cough medicine already finished but my cough haven’t recovered. So do i need go to clinik and make check up or do PCR covid test…? Need your advice… thanks…

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 13 months
General Practitioner

Hello, thank you for reaching out to us.

We understand the problem you are currently experiencing. Based on your statement, there are several reasons that can cause you to experience such symptoms, such as:

  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Inflammation of tonsil (tonsilitis)
  • Ear infection
  • Throat infection

This is just our general description of your problem. However, we are unsure whether why your symptoms have not resolved yet despite you have finished the medication. We recommend that you see a doctor first so that an examination can be done and treatment can be given to you. Other than that, we are unsure whether do you need to do COVID-19 testing as we have limited condition regarding your symptoms.

Here are some information regarding COVID-19:

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

I would also encourage you to answer this quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate their health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories. Further instructions will be given at the end of the quiz. Please act accordingly.

Meanwhile try to maintain physical and social distance between close friends and family members. You may also click on this link to directly request a COVID-19 screening test.

But if you want to seek a second opinion, you may try to contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). Other than that, do practice good hand hygiene and normalize wearing face mask in public.

CPRC contact:

In need of a second opinion? Our pulmonologist are here to help.

If you have further questions, please contact us at (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctor in person. Thank you.

Last Updated: Mon May 31 2021 06:35:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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