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Mild sore throat from 16th Mar night

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 18, 2020 10:06 AM
chainyong85 8 months

I am male 35 years old, no oversea travel record in year 2020. Recently only active in Selangor area without travel out from Selangor after early Feb.

Never attending the Sri Petaling mosque gathering.

I felt a mild sore throat, and body temperature around 36.9 degC, since 16th Mar night.
The sore throat let me have the feeling want to dry cough, but I have no cough, just have the intention to cough.
sometime will have headache.

And i have a bit chest distress since 16th Mar night.

Please advise what is the next step?

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

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
  • Sorethroat
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

However, as you may already aware, these symptoms are not specific to COVID-19 but can be presented in other conditions such as in common flu and other infections by bacteria or other viruses.

Therefore, 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 and further actions suggested will be provided according to the classification.

You are advised to monitor your symptoms and limit contact with other person. Practice hand washing and hand hygine and well as wear protective mask when you interact with other people.

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.

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