Coronavirus: New group of COVID symptoms spotted in kids

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12th December, 2020 03:43:22 printer

Coronavirus: New group of COVID symptoms spotted in kids

The novel coronavirus has been quite lenient towards the kids, considering the fact that children are less vulnerable to the deadly pathogen. However, in recent reports, a new group of symptoms have started affecting the children in the worst way possible.

Most common symptoms of COVID-19 in children

Akin to adults and older adults, children also experience the various symptoms of COVID-19.

That said, here are some of the most common COVID-19 symptoms experienced by children.

- Fever - Runny nose

- Fatigue

- Loss of sense of smell

- Sore throat

- Congestion

- Chest pain and shortness of breath

- Muscle or body aches

Newest syndrome found in COVID-affected kids

As per the research, COVID-19 can cause a serious condition called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

While most children who have been affected by COVID-19 have only experienced mild symptoms, children who develop MIS-C condition have come up with severe inflammation in various organs of the body, including heart, lungs, blood vessels, kidneys, digestive system, brain, skin or eyes.

Associated symptoms

A COVID-positive child who has developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) may show various symptoms other than the most common signs of COVID-19. Some of them are as follows.

- Swollen glands in the neck

- Dry, cracked lips

- Rash

- Red fingers or toes

- Inflamed eyes.

What is 'strawberry tongue'?

Strawberry tongue as it has been called defines the condition where children develop swollen, bumpy and bright red tongue. Amongst the 35 children involved in the assessment, 8 showed signs of strawberry tongue. Seven of the children endured red, swollen eyes, while six developed flushed cheeks.

(Times of India)