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I have phlegm stuck at my throat

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 26, 2020 7:31 AM

Anonymous 10 days

I am 22 years old. I have just recently travelled back from the UK on 20/3. As im aware, nobody on my flight has reported positive. I currently have no symptoms. I feel fine. I have no fever, cough, shortness of breath or loss of smell or taste. I also do not have a running nose but I’ve been developing phlegm at my throat that hard for me to swallow or spit out.

Dr Sashini Seeni 10 days
General Practitioner


Thank your for your question. I understand that you are worry about your risk of being infected with COVID19. You may answer this quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate you health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories. Further instructions will be given at the end of the quiz. Please act accordingly.

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

Your symptoms are vague and not supportive of a probable COVID-19 diagnosis. Hence, you are just encouraged to monitor you symptoms and practice precautionary measures as advised by our MOH.

We also provide home testing services, accessible through this link: COVID-19 Screening At Home.

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