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The throat is itchy, Cough, wheezing

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: May 5, 2020 10:10 AM

Anonymous 2 months

I’m 37 years old and my throat was itchy three days ago. Occasionalcoughs, not just coughing. Today it’s getting worse, coughing continuously and getting a little wheezing. But there’s no fever,Could you tell me if this is an infection with covid?

Dr Ramzdhan 2 months
General Practitioner


We understand your worries especially with the development of symptoms indicative but not exclusive of COVID-19. As you may already know, COVID-19 cannot be diagnosed with just history taking and by symptoms. Throat and nose swabs need to be done to identify the organism affecting your health. Therefore, i cannot tell you if you have COVID-19 or otherwise until you are being investigated using the tests mentioneds.

For you information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:

  • Fever (morea than 37.5 degrees celcius)
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Aches and pains
  • Sorethroat
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

throat itchiness are not typical symptoms of patients with COVID. It can be due to other health conditions such as:

  • dehydration
  • asthma
  • common cold
  • influenza infection
  • pharyngitis
  • tonsillitis

To assess your risk, 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.

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 DoctorOnCall Tanya.

Last Updated: Tue May 05 2020 10:10:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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