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LOW BODY TEMPERATURE and COVID-19

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: April 9, 2020 4:53 AM

Anonymous 8 months

Doctor,Im Jessie,SHO in a manufacturing company.We do perform our body temperature checking to all our employees using Infrared Thermometre.

Q1:Can i know some guideline on body temperature reading especially for Covid-19?

Q2: Therewith found low body temperature reading been tracked such as 35°C and below…Is there any related factor in between LOW BODY TEMPERATURE and COVID-19…?

Thanks.

Rgds
Jessie

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 8 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

We understand your worries especiallywe are now in the midst of coronavirus outbreak.

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

So far low body temperature is not the common sign seen in COVID-19 infection. However, fever alone is not indicative of COVID-19. Hence, the needs of screening test depends on the 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.

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/.

Thank you.

Last Updated: Thu Apr 09 2020 04:53:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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