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Sore Throat,Runny nose

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: May 7, 2021 3:29 PM
Anonymous 35 days

I’m having sore throat since last Wednesday and went to clinic on Thursday prescribed with antibiotic and sore throat medicine.Last night I had runny nose…Took medicine and it is starting to get better…But when I checked my forehead temp it was normal,but ear temperature shows 38.0 celcius…Should I actually take the SWAB test since I’m so worried now…Please help me

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 35 days
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for reaching out to us.

We understand your concern regarding your symptoms. There are few conditions that can presents with similar symptoms such as:

  • Tonsilitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Laryngitis or inflamed throat
  • Ear infection

On top of that, if you have these symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately:

  • Fever (more than 37.5 degrees Celcius)
  • Fatigue
  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

However, please go to the nearest clinic so that you can get examined further and treated accordingly and we are unsure whether you are indicated for swab test as more information is needed.

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.

In need of a second opinion? Our pulmonologist are here to help.

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 hygiene and wear your face mask in public.

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