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Coughing, had meet Dr 16/3/2020, had finished my medication but worsen

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 26, 2020 12:50 PM

Anonymous 8 months

Hello dr, I am a woman, 22 y/o,
I am sorry if my questions may annoyed you…
I went to hospital last week (16/3/2020) due to my coughing… and the Dr prescribed me some medicine… and the dr did told me to come again after one week as if my cough tak baik lagi… I xberani keluar rumah due to RMO and the ubat batuk as well dah habis…
The thing is now after one week it is still the same, and whenever i cough my back (behind my abdomen) will be in pain too… what should i do? Should i go back as per the TCA or how?

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner


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

Chronic cough can be due to many health conditions. These include:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • COPD:
  • Tuberculosis TB

My opinion is for you to revisit the doctor as your cough is not resolving despite treatment. You can take preventive measures such as wearing a mask, frequent hand hygiene and social distancing with other when you go to the clinic.

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.

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