Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan
hello. i’m a woman aged 23, the past 3 days i have been feeling like something is stuck in my throat and my chest feels full, like something is pressing onto it. at first it happens at night and in the morning only, but today it is longer and i’m having a fever also. i’m not sure what caused this. is this covid symptoms? should i get a swab test? where can i get a swab test quickly, private clinic or hospital?
Thank you for your question.
For your information, COVID-19 screening is usually subjected to patients that have experienced a fever. However, with regards to your congested and runny nose, it can indeed be the symptoms of the condition such as:
Please seek a doctor if the symptoms persist.
Any how, we understand your worries especially towards a potential close contact and possible positive symptoms of COVID-19
For your information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:
According to the Ministry of Health, close contact refers to either:
I would also encourage you 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.
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