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Inquiry about not sure is covid symptom

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: October 5, 2020 3:25 PM
Anonymous 14 months

Hi, Im female with 25 years old, Recently, I feel that my throat is very dry. It seems that there is sputum separated by a little bit of dry cough, but I have not coughed or coughed up sputum, and then I feel that my nose is occasionally stuffy nose or a little snivel, but only a little bit, this symptom is already there It’s been more than a week, but I don’t have a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, so I am a little worried whether it is an asymptomatic infection or a simple dry throat?

Dr Sri Viknarajan 14 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

Thank you for your question.

Stuffy nose is not usually associated with COVID-19.

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 (more than 37.5 degrees celcius)
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

I would 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 directly visit the hospitals in this list for a COVID-19 screening test. (Designated Hospital for COVID-19). Other than that, do practice good hand hygien and wear your face mask in public.

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/.

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Last Updated: Mon Oct 05 2020 15:25:30 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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