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Possibility of Covid or other sort of infection?

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: March 25, 2020 12:45 PM

Anonymous 15 days

Hi there. I have been having a persistent dry cough for over a week now and lately my head & neck has been feeling a little warm and they both hurt as well. Whenever I feel this my body just goes weak.
I am breathing fine and have no sore throat or fever.
What do you doctors suggest? Is this a covid threat or am I just panicking. ( I have a history of anxiety and panic attacks).

Dr Sri Viknarajan 15 days
General Practitioner


I understand you concerns regarding your non-resolving symptom of cough. 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 infection, symptoms of cough can be caused by other health problems that resembles the symptoms of COVID-19 such as:

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

Last Updated: Wed Mar 25 2020 12:45:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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