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Loss of smell and taste

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: April 24, 2020 10:11 AM

elaine.m.read 7 months

Hi i have had a complete loss of smell and taste for 5 days now, only other symptoms are a slight tiredness, stomach cramp and diarrhoea. Could this be Covid 19?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 7 months
General Practitioner

Hi there.

We understand your worries especially with development of symptoms indicative but not exclusive of coronavirus infection.

Therefore, you can answer this 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 and further actions suggested will be provided according to the classification.

You are advised to monitor your symptoms and limit contact with other person. Practice hand washing and hand hygine and well as wear protective mask when you interact with other people. I would also like to advice you to stay home as ordered by the authorities.

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.

With your cooperation, I hope we can conquer this outbreak before it get any worse. Thank you.

Last Updated: Fri Apr 24 2020 10:11:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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