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Fever and throat pain

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 25, 2020 2:26 AM

Anonymous 15 days

Having fever and throat pain for 3 days already,but don’t have any cough and flu. Is that covid-19?

Dr Ramzdhan 15 days
General Practitioner


We understand your worries especially with the development of symptoms indicative but not exclusive of COVID-19.

For you information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:

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

Fever and sorethroat can be due to many health conditions. These include:

  • common cold
  • influenza infection
  • pharyngitis
  • tonsilitis

To assess your risk, 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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