Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
My niece is 9 y/o and was down with fever about a week or 2 weeks ago, having flu like symptoms, coughing and sneezing. The fever is gone but she is still coughing and sneezing and have got my mum and I coughing and sneezing now as we all live together. However my mum and I has no other symptoms as fever apart from the coughing and sneezing. This is a concern as we are aware that some people does not have symptoms shown before being diagnosed with Covid-19. Should we get this checked?
Thank you for your questions. For your information, there are also other causes of fever, coughing and flu like symptoms. Hence, it is difficult to clearly say that this is a COVID-19 infection. Besides COVID-19 infection, these symptoms can be caused by :
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