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Soar throat with some minor cough

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 22, 2020 1:25 AM
codesquad 8 months

Hi I developed soar throat with some minor cough 2 days ago. I have no fever or difficulty breathing and have never had any close contact with covid 19 positive person. Should I get tested for covid 19?

Dr Sashini Seeni 8 months
General Practitioner

Hi!

Thank you for your question. I understand that you are worried about the risk of COVID-19 infection. According to WHO, the common symptoms of COVID-19 infection are:

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

Based on your symptoms,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.Nevertheless, you may be in low or moderate risk as you have no recent history of travelling or close contact to positive COVID19 patient.

Besides COVID-19 infection, your symptoms of sore throat and cough can be caused by other health problems such as:

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/.

Last Updated: Sun Mar 22 2020 01:25:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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