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Flu without fever & cough

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: April 4, 2020 3:56 AM

Anonymous 8 months

I had flu already 2-3days ago, but I no fever & cough. So am I need to take the Covid-19 test?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 8 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

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

Flu is not a typical symptom of COVID-19. Apart from COVID-19c your symptoms can be due to other health conditions such as:

  • dehydration
  • common cold
  • influenza infection
  • sinusitis
  • allergic rhinitis

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.

Last Updated: Sat Apr 04 2020 03:56:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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