COVID-19 Tips: Find Coronavirus Symptoms Early In Your Kid

    COVID-19 Tips: Find Coronavirus Symptoms Early In Your Kid

    It begins with lesser symptoms in children but becomes severe if not addressed seriously. During the strain, COVID-19 affected many youngsters. Please read the details.

    New Delhi: During the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, several cases have been reported of youngsters afflicted with the deadly virus. And as the third wave approaches, many people think it can be detrimental for youngsters. It might begin with lesser symptoms in children, but it becomes serious if not handled seriously.

    COVID-19 Tips: Find Coronavirus Symptoms Early In Your Kid

    It is therefore very vital that parents are immediately aware of the symptoms and seeks medical treatment.

    With a mild symptoms, people are also treating COVID-19 at home.

    Here we are listing down some signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in kids:

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Breathing issues
    • Problems related to cold like sore throat, congestion, running nose
    • Chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhoea
    • Tiredness

    Even inflammation throughout the body remains a major concern even sometimes several weeks after they were infected with the virus. This is called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

    Doctors are still trying to find out how these symptoms are related to the coronavirus pandemic. But we have listed out some of the symptoms of MIS-C which can include:

    • Fever
    • Belly pain
    • Vomiting or diarrhoea
    • Rashes
    • Neck pain
    • Red eyes
    • Feeling very tired
    • Red, cracked lips
    • Swollen hands or feet
    • Swollen glands (lymph nodes)

    If your child has MIS-C, he or she could experience breathing difficulties, pain or chest pressure, pale lips or faces, confusion or difficulty keeping awake. These symptoms should not be overlooked and the child should be hospitalized. It was seen that these children improve with hospital care, even ICU stays, he pointed out.

    What should you do when your child has COVID-19 like symptoms?

    The doctor will next decide to look and examine the child’s condition: whether to be treated at home, come in for a visit or if you may have a video or a telehealth visit.

    How can other family members be kept safe if the child has symptoms?

    According to the specialists, these are the procedures that must be taken to keep other families safe when your child is symptomatic:

    • For the other family members, it is crucial that they keep safe at home and not walk out until the test reports are available.
    • Make sure that adults and dogs are as far away as possible from your youngster in the house.
    • Make sure that only one person in the family cares for the ill youngster.
    • If the infected child is over 2 years old, at least when the caregiver is in the room, he/she should wear a mask.
    • Don’t leave the child alone by putting on its mask for a long time.
    • If the sick child uses the same washroom, then wipe the disinfectant down the bathroom after he/she uses it.
    • Other family members should regularly sanitise their hands.
    • But even after all this, when a child is sick, terror for the family is very clear, but don’t worry, now the vaccines for persons 18 and older are available for COVID-19. Even the dosage for newborns is now being tested. Everyone should therefore get vaccinated once they are eligible.

    COVID-19 Tips: Find Coronavirus Symptoms Early In Your Kid

    Rajat Singh
    Rajat Singh is the Editor-in-chief at Bioinformatics India, he is a Master's in Bioinformatics and validates all the data present on this website. Independent of his academic qualifications he is a marketing geek and loves to explore trends in SEO, Keyword research, Web design & UI/UX improvement.

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