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Symptoms while home-quarantine

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: May 19, 2020 1:44 AM

Anonymous 10 days

Hello. I was wondering that by doing home quarantine and take some medicine could naturally recover from the COVID-19. I have been at home since the first day of MCO, and for the past few days, I have experienced 2 symptoms that apparently related to COVID-19 such as difficulty in breathing and runny nose. However I took Pantalon and the next day I am free from runny nose and my breathing eases more. So, I am curious whether these symptoms might be relatable with COVID or it’s just might be for the other things? Do I need to get tested or I just resume staying home at the moment?

Dr Sashini Seeni 10 days
General Practitioner

Greetings. Thank you for your questions.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding this issue of coronavirus since we’re in the midst of a pendemic.

Besides COVID-19 infection, symptoms of runny nose and difficulty breathing can be caused by other health problems such as:

On top of that, the signs and symptoms of coronavirus infection are very vague and it mimic other disease as well. Thus, to help the medical profession to decide, we’ll look into the risk of the individual. You can 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 with appropriate steps that should be taken. This initiative done to reduce crowd coming to hospital to do screening in fear of coronavirus. It is as well as to limit your movement out from home without any solid reason.

As for now, you are advises to watch out for your symptoms and follow these guidelines from Centre of Disease Control (CDC) as preventive measure:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

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.

After 5.00 pm till 12.00 am, please direct your enquiries to our DoctorOnCall website at this link https://www.doctoroncall.com.my/tanya/.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you to stay put at home as ordered by the authorities and only go out when necessary. With everyone’s cooperation, I hope we can conquer this outbreak before it get any worse. Thank you.

Last Updated: Tue May 19 2020 01:44:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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