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Sore throat and potential tonsil infection

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 19, 2020 8:36 AM
barbara.hwheeiyii 8 months

I’m a 21 year old woman who came back from Taiwan last Saturday. Had no symptoms of fever or flu but had sore throat even before leaving the country. Went to a clinic to check on the sore throat and was told that it might be a tonsil infection. So should I get a screening for covid or it’s just a minor sore throat

Dr Sashini Seeni 8 months
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Thank you for your questions. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. From your complaints, we believe that your condition may have multifactorial causes such as:

  • COVID-19 infection- 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. The need for running the COVID-19 test depends on your risk of having it. However, if you can opt for testing at private hospitals. We also provide home testing services, accessible through this link: COVID-19 Screening At Home.
  • Inflammation of the throat (esophagitis) - due to viral infection, smokes (from haze or smoking)
  • Dehydration - drinking less water
  • Tonsillitis

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.

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