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Coughing and hardly breathe

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 7, 2020 3:34 AM
shiau_mun 8 months

Hi doctor, I’ve been cough for one week and these two days during the morning I found out that I hardly breathe and a bit of hi zzz when I woke up. I haven’t been to any place to travel but I work as a service line in a cafe which have a lot of tourist customer.

Dr Sashini Seeni 8 months
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Thank you for your question. I truly understand your concern regarding your coughing and difficulty in breathing symptoms. Since you work in a service line that exposes you to people from anywhere around the world, it is best if you take this quiz (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.

However, coughing is not very indicative of COVID-19. It may be caused by other illnesses like:

  • Other bacterial or viral infection
  • Asthma
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • COPD

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/.

Thank you once again and I hope my answer has helped you alleviate some of your worries.


Last Updated: Sat Mar 07 2020 03:34:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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