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Shortness of breath., dry throat, itchy at lung, no cough

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 23, 2020 1:03 PM

limteckcheong 16 months

I am a 63 year old. Traveled weekly by bus between Kuala Lumpur and Kluang. There were cases where passengers were sneezing and coughing in the bus. No known contact with positive covid19 patient.

I have experienced dryness in throat, slight fever, slight itchy at lung, no cough but shortness of breath. Is this synptom of covid19? Do i neee to go for screening? If so, how to make appointment and where. Thanks!

Dr Ramzdhan 16 months
General Practitioner


We understand your worries especially with the development of symptoms indicative but not exclusive of COVID-19.

For you information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:

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

For your information, your brother cannot take more than the recommended dose of panadol. If it is 500mg panadol, your brother should take two tablets every 6 hours. If he takes more than that, it can cause liver failure.

Apart from that, sore throat, fever and shortness of breath can be due to many health conditions.

As you have these symptoms, 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.

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 DoctorOnCall Tanya.

Last Updated: Mon Mar 23 2020 13:03:32 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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