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Shortness of breath and currently no any other symptoms

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 25, 2020 11:24 AM

bowie98925 15 days

Having short of breath after going down to grocery of condo. Immediately go for shower to clean and sanitise myself and there is snot. I think the snot is because the changes in temperature as the water showering on the head and body is not warm.
Currently didn’t have any other symptoms. It feels better a bit now. I am worried about that… So, do I need to isolate myself?

Dr Sashini Seeni 15 days
General Practitioner


Thank you for your question. I understand your concern regarding your symptoms. Due to your symptoms of fever, you may 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. Government hospitals are prioritising those of high risk for the testing for COVID-19. Hence, we provide home testing services, accessible through this link: COVID-19 Screening At Home.

According to WHO, the common symptoms of COVID-19 infection are:

  • Fever (more than 37.5 degrees celcius)
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Aches and pains
  • Sorethroat
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath may be due to:

For now, you are encouraged to monitor your symptoms. You are also required to abide to the movement restriction order and comply to the the precautionary steps given. These are the guidelines from the Centre of Disease Control (CDC):

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

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

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