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Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan
Hi doctor! If I went to hospital for treatment of ear in ENT specialist due to ear pain, should I quarantine myself after I went back home during the pandemic. Because I abit worry for myself and my family. Tq Dr
Thank you for your question.
We understand your worries especially with the tendency of having close contact with positive symptoms of COVID-19
For you information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:
According to the Ministry of Health, close contact refers to either:
Specifically in your case, by using MySejahtera apps, it can actually guide you and tell you the current covid-19 situation in the area you have visited. Your decision to self quarantine can be based on that findings. However, we still encourage you to seek the advise of the medical professionals at the hospital that you have underwent ENT treatment
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 hygien and wear your face mask in public.
For more information on your health condition, or for more accurate treatment to be implemented, a more detailed test should be done beforehand. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to talk online with our certified doctors. Thank you