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Q. Are mild sore throat with mild temperature symptoms of Covid-19?

Answered by
Dr. Syed Tehmid
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 20, 2020 and last reviewed on: Mar 31, 2020

Hello doctor,

I had a mild sore throat last Friday and started to take Strepsils then the pain gone last Sunday. But early morning today at around 2 AM I had chills until the morning. I took Paracetamol right away. My body temperature is 37.2 currently. Should I go to the hospital? Are my symptoms same as the Covid-19?

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Viral infections produce similar symptoms. Common cold or seasonal flu produces similar symptoms as does Coronavirus. However, it is the severity of symptoms that are worrying in Coronavirus and the body's response to contain the virus. There is no need to panic right now. Just take precautionary measures like proper hand hygiene and proper respiratory etiquette and maintain a sort of isolation.

Take plenty of fluids and other supportive measures as required. If symptoms do not improve or worsen over a couple of days you can visit a health facility. However, if there is any history of contact or presumed contact with someone with suspicious symptoms or a travel history then it is better to report.


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