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Difficult to take in deep breath at certain times

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: April 15, 2020 2:08 AM

Anonymous 7 months

Dear doctor, sometimes I feel difficult in taking deep breaths, pls explain. Thank you

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 7 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

I understand your concern regarding COVID-19. For you information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:

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

Apart from COVID-19, difficulty breathing can be due to many health conditions.

  • anemia
  • pneumonia
  • pericarditis
  • pulmonary embolism

The needs of screening test should depends on your risk. Therefore, 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 and further actions suggested will be provided according to the classification.

Please continue to monitor your symptoms for worsening or development of new symptoms. 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: Wed Apr 15 2020 02:08:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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