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Sore throat with swollen tonsils

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: May 12, 2021 6:14 AM

Anonymous 43 days

Hi, for the past week I’ve noticed that 1 side of my tonsil is inflamed and eventually after a few days my throat is now sore. I’m not sure if I should get tested or just go to a nearby Dr to get checked. I have no fever so far just slight flu

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 43 days
General Practitioner


Thank you for your question. I understand your worries regarding your symptoms of flu-like illness and sorethroat. Based on your symptom, 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

Besides COVID-19 infection, your symptoms can be caused by other health problems such as:

  • Other bacterial or viral infection

  • Asthma

  • Allergic Rhinitis

  • Sinusitis

  • Pneumonia

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.

Last Updated: Wed May 12 2021 06:14:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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