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Female, 23 years old. Symptoms of flu, cold or COVID19?

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: April 12, 2020 3:02 AM

Anonymous 7 months

Female, 23 years old. I’m having sore throat and on/off fever since 2 days ago. These symptoms appear a day after I went out for groceries. So far, the symptoms don’t get worse but don’t get better either. I’ve taken the necessary steps (i.e masks, hand sanitizer) when out of the house but I am still concerned if I had touch anyone/anything without realizing it. So how long should I monitor these symptoms before having to consult a doctor?

Dr Ramzdhan 7 months
General Practitioner

Greetings! Thank you for the question. For your information, besides COVID-19 infection, symptoms of sore throat and fever can be caused by other health problems such as:

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.

After 5.00 pm till 12.00 am, please direct your enquiries to our DoctorOnCall website at this link DoctorOnCall Tanya.

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