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Should i get a swab test?

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: May 8, 2021 1:39 AM

Anonymous 47 days

Im 17 and i do got some symptoms of covid but i didnt contact with any positive cases before should i have a swab test?
My symptoms are itchiness of throat so i cough and i think I’m fever but my temperature was normally around 36.3-36.7 when i scanned the temperature before entering somewhere. What should i do?

Dr Ramzdhan 47 days
General Practitioner

Greetings!

Thank you for your question. I understand you are worried about your symptoms being caused by the COVID-19 infection. Unfortunately, your symptoms are non-specific to just COVID-19, but to a list of other respiratory conditions too. 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. 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

In need of a second opinion? Our pulmonologist are here to help.

You may also click on this link to directly request a COVID-19 screening test. Or contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). Other than that, do practice good hand hygiene and wear your face mask in public.

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

For more information on your health condition, or for more accurate treatment to be implemented, a more detailed test should be done beforehand. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to talk online with our certified doctors. Thank you

Last Updated: Sat May 08 2021 01:39:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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