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The symptoms of covid 19

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: June 2, 2021 10:39 AM

Anonymous 2 months

Dr: About on 29/5 I had a feeling of sore throat ,a bit of running nose ( heren then, but not serious) and an occasional coughing, my body’s temperature is normal at 36.6 C, no fatigue n no body aches. Do I need to go for swab test? I am working in a legal office, no news of some one in office infected with covid 19 positive. Thank you so much.

Dr Ramzdhan 2 months
General Practitioner

Hi and thank you for your question

We understand your concern regarding your symptoms of sore throat, runny nose and occasional coughing with the virus pandemic still in the air. We will try our best to help you in this situation.

For your information, the symptoms you are facing can be caused by viral infection such as common cold or bacterial infection like strep throat.

Other causes includes:

  • Allergies
  • Dry throat
  • Irritants from tobacco smoke
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Some serious conditions include:

  • Coronavirus infection
  • HIV infection
  • Cancerous tumor

Since there are is the possibility of COVID-19 infection, I would highly recommend you to speak with our doctor via teleconsultation who can assess your symptoms and offer further advice.

You are also encouraged 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 hygiene and wear your face mask in public.

CPRC contact:
0388810200
+60178429454
cprc@moh.gov.my

We hope this answers your questions. Thank You

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Last Updated: Wed Jun 02 2021 10:39:40 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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