Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
I’m having sore throat since last Wednesday and went to clinic on Thursday prescribed with antibiotic and sore throat medicine.Last night I had runny nose…Took medicine and it is starting to get better…But when I checked my forehead temp it was normal,but ear temperature shows 38.0 celcius…Should I actually take the SWAB test since I’m so worried now…Please help me
Hi, thank you for reaching out to us.
We understand your concern regarding your symptoms. There are few conditions that can presents with similar symptoms such as:
On top of that, if you have these symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately:
However, please go to the nearest clinic so that you can get examined further and treated accordingly and we are unsure whether you are indicated for swab test as more information is needed.
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