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Doubt on covid 19 about myself

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 18, 2020 3:16 AM

Anonymous 8 months

Good morning,here I have some questions about covid 19. I had been coughing since December last year bwhich sometimes not coughing and sometimes couhing due to allergic rhinitis. And during theses few days, I am coughing and feeling a bit tekak kering and sedikit panas. I never go to any places with high infection but I am currently working in pharmacy shop and had contacted with a lot of customers. Is it the symptoms for covid 19??

Dr Sashini Seeni 8 months
General Practitioner

Good day to you. Thank you for your question.

We understand your worries especially you have been contact with a lot of customers. 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 breath

However, as you may already aware, these symptoms are not specific to COVID-19 but can be presented in other conditons such as in common flu and other infections by bacteria or other viruses.

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.

You are advised to monitor your symptoms and limit contact with other person. Practice hand washing and hand hygine and well as wear protective mask when you interact with other people or customers.

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.

You may visit the hospitals in this list for a COVID-19 screening test. (Designated Hospital for COVID-19)

We also provide home testing services, accessible through this link: COVID-19 Screening At Home.

Last Updated: Wed Mar 18 2020 03:16:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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