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Mild fever with runny nose and also headache but no cough or sorr throat

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: August 15, 2020 5:00 AM

Anonymous 2 months

im 24 years old and working. recently i developed a mild fever as well as bad flu ( runny nose). the next day my flu was getting better as i took medicine but the fever is sometimes on and off. had a bit of phlegms but no cough and no sore throat.

Dr Sashini Seeni 2 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for your questions. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

For you information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:

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

However, as you may already aware, these symptoms are not specific to COVID-19 but can be presented in other conditions such as in common flu and other infections by bacteria or other viruses.

Besides COVID-19, runny nose with mild fever can be due to various health conditions:

  • common cold
  • allergic rhinitis
  • sinusitis

Nevertheless, we still need to assess your risk of COVID-19 infection. Therefore, 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 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. In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may get online consultations with our doctors here for medical advice and treatments. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

Last Updated: Sat Aug 15 2020 05:00:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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