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Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan
I’m 32 years old and recently got slight cough and body feeling a lil heaty. Temperature ranging between 36.5-35.9. Cough got phlegm but not serious cough. I didn’t travel internationally nor go to crowded places. Should I be worried?
We understand your worries especially with the development of symptoms indicative but not exclusive of COVID-19.
For you information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:
Fever (morea than 37.5 degrees celcius)
Aches and pains
Shortness of breath
As listed above, the symptoms are very vague and mimic other disease as well. Hence, the needs of screening test depends on your risk profile. 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.
I can’t prescribed you any medication because the causes of the problem need to be sort out before we dispense medication to patient. However, apart from medication, here are some home remedies that you can try to soothe your throat.
Breath in steam from hot water
Gargle with salt water
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.