Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
Hi doctor, I am 22 yrs old female. I feel like I’m easily getting nervous sometimes and need to calm down to control my breath (I don’t have asthma but have allergic rhinitis to animals fur.) I back to KL from hometown (Sibu) on 16 March, my home have cats and dogs. I check my heartbeat is 90-95 per minute.
And my stomach condition is not good since young, easily get stomach bloated and have no appetite although I feel hungry but cannot eat much these two days. A bit feeling of nausea.
Yesterday I went to a clinic and check my body temperature is 37.1c. But I don’t feel like I have fever beforehand. The doctor gave me medicine for flu and fever, last night i got a lot of cold sweat when sleeping, but today feel better with no feeling of hot body temperature. I don’t have sore throat, cough with phlegm or serious flu (just a bit nasal congestion), don’t have any body pain, headache or diarrhea. Do I need to take Covid-19 screening? Is it necessary or need to observe few days?
I have taken the self-check test here, and it said the risk for covid-19 is minimal.
Hi there. Thank you for your questions.
First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding this issue of coronavirus since we’re in the midst of outbreak.
Since you already did Risk Assessment for COVID-19 and your result come out as minimal I highly encourage you to monitor your symptoms in case it is getting worse. On top of that, you are advises to follow these guidelines from Centre of Disease Control (CDC) as preventive measure:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
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/.
Taking this opportunity, I would like to remind you to stay put at home as ordered by the authorities. With everyone’s cooperation, I hope we can conquer this outbreak before it get any worse. Thank you.