Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan
Hi, I am 29 years old, Female. I did not travel anywhere outside of Malaysia. I am currently having continuous dry cough (with phlegm on morning) about 5 days ago. At first, i’m feeling dryness of my throat, after two days start coughing but not so serious, the third day become more serious and having flu. Should I be concerned about COVID-19 and get myself checked?
Thank you for your question.
I understand about your concern regarding your risk of COVID19 infection As you are currently having symptoms suggestive of flu-like illness. In the meantime, 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 as follows:
Low risk: You have to perform self-quarantine at home for at least 14 days. You also have to monitor your health such as taking your temperature and look out for any COVID-19 symptoms like coughing, fever, and shortness of breath.
Moderate risk: You have to visit your nearest healthcare facility to obtain further confirmation.
High risk: You have to visit your nearest healthcare facility immediately. If you are confirmed with COVID-19, you will be referred to a specific hospital and receive further treatment there. You will also be quarantined at the healthcare facility for surveillance.
Besides COVID-19 infection, these symptoms can be caused by other health problems such as:
For more information, you can click on this link Tanya Doktor Pakar KKM (COVID-19 Portal)