COVID-19

COVID-19

COVID-19 is a highly infectious respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. It is a global pandemic that has affected millions of people worldwide. As of April 2022, 1.1 million people in Singapore had contracted COVID-19. The COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild to severe, and in some cases, it can be life-threatening. The initial symptoms can be difficult to distinguish from influenza and dengue fever. At Eiddwen Family Medicine Clinic, we provide COVID-19 testing services to help detect the virus and prevent its spread.

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COVID-19 symptoms

COVID-19 Symptoms

One of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 is fever. Other symptoms include cough, fatigue, muscle aches, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell. Some individuals may also experience shortness of breath, chest pain, and confusion. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

It is essential to note that some symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of influenza (flu). Both COVID-19 and flu can cause fever, cough, and body aches. Dengue fever is another condition that can present similarly to COVID-19.

Testing

At Eiddwen Family Medicine Clinic, we provide COVID-19 testing services, including antigen rapid tests and COVID-19 PCR tests. Antigen rapid tests are useful for quick screening of individuals who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. COVID-19 PCR tests are the gold standard for COVID-19 testing and are highly accurate in detecting the virus.

Our doctors are trained to administer the tests with strict adherence to safety protocols. We strive to provide fast and accurate results to help individuals make informed decisions regarding their health and wellbeing. We also provide COVID-19 vaccination to patients aged 12 years old and above.

In conclusion, COVID-19 is a highly infectious respiratory illness that can cause a range of symptoms, including fever, cough, and loss of taste or smell. Some symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of influenza, but there are distinct differences. At Eiddwen Family Medicine Clinic, we provide COVID-19 testing services, including antigen rapid tests and COVID-19 PCR tests, to help detect the virus and prevent its spread.