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Red rashes/not itchy/covid

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: April 7, 2021 6:34 AM

Anonymous 5 days

I am so worried about my well-being because my body suddenly got a lot of red rashes. It is not itchy or painful but it increases day by day. Is this a symptom of covid19? Because I was nervous and scared, I felt nauseated for a while yesterday. I don’t know if it is the symptoms of covid or anxiety. I don’t have a fever or cough, but I feel tired easily these day. Am I suffering from COVID? Should I do the swap test?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 5 days
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for reaching out to us.

We understand your concern regarding your health issue, especially during this pandemic. There are various causes why you are having such issue such as:

  • Dermatitis
  • Skin infection
  • Insect bite
  • Chicken pox
  • Psoriasis

This is only our general information regarding your issue. However we need more information regarding your issue and you will need to see a doctor for further examination and treatment.

Regarding COVID-19 infection, here are some symptoms it as mentioned by WHO:

  • Fever (more than 37.5 degrees Celcius)
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

However, we are unable to say whether you are having COVID-19 symptoms or it is due to other causes. We would encourage you to answer this quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate their health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories. Further instructions will be given at the end of the quiz. Please act accordingly.

Meanwhile try to maintain physical distance between close friends and family members. You may also click on this link to directly request a COVID-19 screening test.

But if you want to seek a second opinion, you may try to contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). Other than that, do practice good hand hygiene and normalize wearing face mask in public.

CPRC contact :
0388810200
+60178429454
cprc@moh.gov.my

You may also reach us at (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our certified doctors via phone call. Thank you.

Last Updated: Wed Apr 07 2021 06:34:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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