Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan
I had slight fever, coughing and sore throat and muscle or body aches before. Now I have recovered but I still have cough and I feel I lost my smell sense. Should I take SWAB test?
Thank you for your question.
For your information, COVID-19 screening is usually subjected to patients that have experienced a fever. However with regards to your ongoing cough and loss of smell, it can also be the symptoms of:
Please seek a doctor if the symptoms persist.
Anyhow, we understand your worries especially towards a potential close contact and possible positive symptoms of COVID-19
For your information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:
According to the Ministry of Health, close contact refers to either:
I would also encourage you to answer this 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. Further instructions will be given at the end of the quiz. Please act accordingly.
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 hygien and wear your face mask in public.
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