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I’m only 21 but I suddenly have shortness of breath and fever, should I be worried?

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: March 17, 2020 7:43 AM

sitiaisyahadaha 8 months

Hello, I’m a 21-year-old female and I came down with a fever yesterday night sebab selsema. But I started having difficulty breathing also and it’s still ongoing even until now. The fever subsided when I took panadol but I can still feel chills and tightness on my chest and shoulder blade area. The selsema thankfully stopped though. I don’t have coughs but I can feel a sore throat coming. I need to know whether I have to get checked or not because I don’t want to infect my family. If I do have to get checked, where exactly do I go?

Dr Sri Viknarajan 8 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

Thank you for your question. 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.

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

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

  • Other bacterial or viral infection
  • Asthma
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Pneumonia

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: Tue Mar 17 2020 07:43:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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