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Strong Sore Throat without Fever

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: April 1, 2021 2:25 AM

Anonymous 45 days

I am a 25 years old female.I have encounter a painful sore throat problem this 2 days. I worry if it is a Covid-19 and should I go clinic for a checking or go for a covid 19 testing? I have no fever, headache, or any other symptoms. Also, didn’t contact with any suspect last 14 days.

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 45 days
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for reaching out to us.

We understand your concern regarding your condition, especially during this pandemic. Based on the information given, there are some cases that might cause you to have sore throat:

  • Tonsil inflammation (tonsilitis)
  • Stone in the tonsil
  • Throat inflammation (laryngopharyngitis)
  • Ear infection
  • Salivary gland infection

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Not everyone infected with COVID-19 virus will show same symptoms. It varies from individuals. Here are the list of common symptoms outlined by WHO for COVID-19 infection as follows:

  • Fever (more than 37.5 degrees Celcius)
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

However, we are unable to say whether you are having COVID-19 symptoms or it is due to other causes. We would encourage you to answer this quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate their 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.

Meanwhile try to maintain physical distance between close friends and family members. You may also click on this link to directly request a COVID-19 screening test.

But if you want to seek a second opinion, you may try to contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). Other than that, do practice good hand hygiene and normalize wearing face mask in public.

CPRC contact:

You may also reach us at (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our certified doctors via phone call. Thank you.

Last Updated: Thu Apr 01 2021 02:25:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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