How to Identify COVID19 Symptoms in Kids: What Parents should Know

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Guidelines and several ways are listed by The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to identify Covid19 symptoms in kids. Furthermore, how to identify the symptoms and manage the condition.

After the upsurge in the corona cases in the first wave, vaccinations were developed for the elderly and the adults. Thereafter they started taking shots of COVID-19 vaccine. No one thought about children.

After the upsurge of corona cases in the second wave, even children were getting affected. Hence, the next focus of concern are children.

Since, there is a prediction of third wave, children are the most vulnerable ones then.

The Ministry of Health and Family welfare has listed several ways and guidelines to identify the symptoms in children in case they are affected by COVId-19 and also manage it.

The Health Ministry in a tweet said that “majority children with COVID-19 infection may be asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic in nature”

What is Asymptomatic?

Asymptomatic means that a person has COVID-19 but he doe not have any symptoms of the disease. It can last for around 14 days. This is more severe. As the asymptomatic person transmits the virus to all the people around him/her.

Similarly, a pre-symptomatic people may experience cough, fever, or breathing difficulty but may not show any symptoms in the beginning despite testing positive for the virus.

The Health and Family Welfare Ministry informs that common symptoms among children may include fever, cough, breathlessness or shortness of breath, fatigue, sore throat, myalgia(muscle pains, aches, pain in ligaments) rhinonorrhea (excess drainage, ranging from a clear fluid to thick mucus from the nose), diarrhoea, loss of smell, loss of taste. However, few kids may also show symptoms of covid19 and gastrointestinal issues.

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