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Coughing. I been coughing for sometime and there’s phlegm also. But i doesnot happen continously but sometime. Also shortness of breath.. Same

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: April 8, 2020 1:10 AM

Anonymous 7 months

I am a woman at age of 23 years old. I been experience coughing sometime and als shortness of breath especially when I just being rest all day without doing any activity . But i dont have any fever. I didnt travel to any countries which have a high risk. I also didnt have close contact with someone who are positive with COVID 19. But i do worried because of this cough and sometime shortness of breath. Did this symptom has high risk to covid-19?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 7 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

Thank you for your question. I understand your worries regarding your symptoms of coughing and shortness of breath. Based on your symptom, 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:

  • anemia
  • pneumonia
  • Other bacterial or viral infection
  • Tonsillitis
  • Pharyngitis
  • tuberculosis
  • Asthma

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: Wed Apr 08 2020 01:10:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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