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Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
I am an 18-year-old girl. I have symptoms of itching and coughing in the past two weeks. Will this be covid-19? If not, how can I treat it?
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:
throat itchiness is not a typical symptoms of patients with COVID. However, cough is. It can be due to other health conditions such as:
To assess your risk, you are encouraged 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.
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 DoctorOnCall Tanya.