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Shortness of breath everyday

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: May 16, 2020 3:22 AM

Anonymous 58 days

Hi doctor . I’m having shortness of breath everyday but no cough no fever . I’m 23 years old male and I have asthma background . Sometimes I can breathe sometimes I can’t. When lie down it’s hard to breathe

Dr Sashini Seeni 58 days
General Practitioner


Thank you for your question. 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

Based on your 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.

Besides COVID-19 infection, your symptoms may be caused by:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Asthma attack
  • Pneumonia
  • Anxiety

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.

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Last Updated: Sat May 16 2020 03:22:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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