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Recovered from Fever and yet still have a bit sore throat

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: May 3, 2020 2:40 AM

Anonymous 7 months

I am a 21 years old students and I had just recovered from fever, yet I still have a bit of sore throat and sometimes have the feeling to cough but didn’t cough, causing me worrying is that covid-19. I had been at my student hostel for more than 40 days and there are 2 cases in my district.

Thank you.

Dr Sri Viknarajan 7 months
General Practitioner

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

According to WHO, here are the common symptoms observed in patient with coronavirus infection.

Apart from COVID-19, sore throat can be due to multiple health conditions such as:

  • dehydration
  • tonsillitis
  • pharyngitis
  • common cold
  • epiglotitis

However, it is difficult to distinguish coronavirus infection from other health problems that manifest almost similar symptoms. Thus, 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 with appropriate steps that should be taken.This initiative is to reduce crowd coming to the hospital for screening in fear of coronavirus infection as well as to avoid you going out of the house unnecessarily.

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 https://www.doctoroncall.com.my/tanya/.

Last Updated: Sun May 03 2020 02:40:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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