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Low fever, headache and sore throat

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: April 4, 2020 3:22 AM

Anonymous 8 months

I am 28 years old, I had been experiencing low fever (37 - 37.8°C) for a week. I had sore throat since 5 days ago and started to have headache yesterday.
The body temperature fluctuate when I have plenty of water n take vitamin C.
I do not have travel history to oversea for past 6 months and no close contact with confirmed covid 19 patients.
Can I get a test for covid 19 or I should just go clinic for consultation?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 8 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

Apart from COVID-19c your symptoms can be due to other health conditions such as:

  • dehydration
  • common cold
  • influenza infection
  • pharyngitis
  • tonsillitis
  • meningitis

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 DoctorOnCall Tanya.

Last Updated: Sat Apr 04 2020 03:22:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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