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Fever and slight cough for 3 days

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 24, 2020 3:19 AM

miming0210 8 months

My mother 56 years old, currently fever and coughing for 3 days, fever about 37 to max 37.7 degree, doesn’t feel tired or headache, and doesn’t have other symptoms.
Looking for advice as recently covid-19 issue.
Adakah kami perlu pergi hospital for further checking?

Dr Sashini Seeni 8 months
General Practitioner


Thank you for your question

I understand that your mother is having symptoms like fever and coughing. In view of that, I understand your concern regarding the issue of coronavirus since there’s an outbreak of the virus.

From her given situation I would advice your mom to answer the quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate her health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, shewill be classified into several categories with an advice on the next appropriate steps that you should take.

In the meantime, it is very crucial for you to follow this step from Centre of Disease Control (CDC) to prevent from contracting or spreading the virus:

  • 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

Aside from COVID-19 infection, these symptoms might be due to other causes. For instance:

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

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