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Prolonged sore throat

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: March 26, 2020 8:52 AM

Anonymous 10 days

Dear doctors,

I have been prolonged sore throat since 11th March, and also a week after I had went again to clinic and doctor prescribed me with antibiotics. And till now, I still feel dry and the back of my throat and sometimes I cough.

I do practice the right cough etiquette and wash my hands regularly with soap or even sanitizer. I don’t think I got fever up to 37.5 yet.

Now some of my family members are developing cough and we also confirm that we haven’t got any close contact with a confirm patient of Covid-19 and didn’t travel to any other country for the past 14 days and self assessment made which indicate that I had minimal risk.

Not sure is it because of the stress or anxiety or uncertainty about the current situation or other things.

Hope to receive some advices from your dedicated team and may you all get blessed and protected all time to serve the country. Stay strong and safe, doctors!

Thank you for your questions as well as your nice words. We would really appreciate that.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms. Especially now, we’re in the midst of coronavirus outbreak.

Besides COVID-19 infection, symptoms of coughing can be caused by other health problems such as:

In order for us to provide you with an accurate diagnosis on the causes of cough, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor.

For the meantime, I would suggest you to monitor you and your family symptoms as it might be just the common cough. However, if it get any worse or you are advised to visit the hospital.

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

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you to stay put at home as ordered by the authorities. With everyone’s cooperation, I hope we can conquer this outbreak before it get any worse. Thank you.

Last Updated: Thu Mar 26 2020 08:52:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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