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Itchy throat and nose block

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: May 9, 2020 9:30 AM

t.w.y 6 months

Female, 27 years old itchy throat and nose block for 2 weeks did I need to go have a check ?

Dr Sashini Seeni 6 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

As listed above, the symptoms are very vague and mimic other disease as well. Hence, the need of screening test depends on your risk profile. 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.

Besides COVID-19, itchy throat anda nose block can be cause by other health issues like:

  • Other bacterial or viral infection
  • Pharyngitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis

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.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you to stay put at home as ordered by the authorities. With everyone’s cooperation, I hope we can conquer this outbreak before it gets any worse. Thank you.

Last Updated: Sat May 09 2020 09:30:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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