Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan
I am a woman in my 30s and for the past few days I have been developing symptoms such as feverish, throat itching, body aches (little to none) and sweating during the day and night (unusual condition for me, because I rarely sweat). My lips chapped and my chest tight like a vice, it could be GERD condition I have. However, there has been an increase in COVID-19 cases in Malaysia. I am very anxious of having symptomatic of COVID-19. I was in the house for seven days before I began to show symptoms and out for work. At this time, I do not have any other related symptoms either indicated. Can sudden changes in temperature can cause the body to react such? I noticed that after I went home from the office, I was feeling hot, sweating a lot and suddenly I had a feverish like symptoms. Thank you.
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 itchy throat, body aches, chest tightness, it can indeed be the symptoms of the condition such as:
Please seek a doctor if the symptoms persist.
Furthermore, 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:
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.
Since you are experiencing the symptoms often and it affects your life quality, this require medical attention and prompt treatment . We would like to advise you to speak with our doctors so that we could assist your further. You may also seek medical help from our general physician to help you with the issues and you are experiencing.
We hope that our answer helps. Thank you.