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Hard to breathe sometimes

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 18, 2020 8:49 AM

Anonymous 8 months

Hi, i am 30 years old.I just came back from Vietnam. At 14/3. Body temperature around 37.
Should I test for covid19

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

Thank you for your question. According to WHO, the common symptoms of COVID-19 infection are:

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

As you are currently experiencing difficulty breathing and has recent travel history to Vietnam, 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.

Besides COVID-19 infection, symptoms of shortness of breath can be caused by other health problems such as:

You may visit the clinic or hospital since shortness of breath is a serious symptom. 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/.

Last Updated: Wed Mar 18 2020 08:49:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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