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Frequent travellers with suspect covid19 symptoms

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 7, 2020 5:17 AM
looyee.seow 8 months

Hi,I started having fever on thursday night, the same night I came back from Indonesia for a business trip. Besides fever, I also had body aches and stomach discomfort. No sputum,no nose blockage and no cough. Friday I went to see local GP and he gave me antibiotics and paracetamol.my symptoms are relieved after taking the medications but it comes back after 6 hours later. How do I confirm if I get the covid19?

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for your question

Based on your question, you are currrently suffering from Fever, body aches and stomach discomfort after coming back from Indonesia.
I understand your concern on your current health issues. I encourag you 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.

But please be aware there are other diseases that causes similar symptoms as what you are having such as:

  • Other viral and bacterial infections
  • Dengue fever
  • Leptospirosis
  • Acute gastroenteritis

You also 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/.

Drink plenty of water, avoid crowded areas and stay safe. I hope you will be able to recover soon.

Last Updated: Sat Mar 07 2020 05:17:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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