While Covid-19 vaccines for kids are still largely in development mode, the onus of treating kids with COVID remains on early diagnosis.Based on clinical evaluations, here are some of the most common and first symptoms showcased by kids suffering from Covid-19:
*Kids who are suffering from routine allergies, respiratory infections, cough and sore throat, could be signs of upper respiratory tract inflammation caused by Covid-19.
*Some kids can also experience a runny nose, itchiness, congestion, or suffer from an altered sense of smell.
*Muscle pain, body ache and headaches are some of the most commonly reported symptoms during the second wave of coronavirus.
*Apart from the pain, kids can also experience a drop in energy levels, be lethargic, drowsy or battle fatigue, if there is a suspected COVID-19 exposure.
*Tiredness and pain could also be presented in Covid infected kids.*Kids can record a fever that could be as high as 102 degrees Fahrenheit when they do catch COVID-19. Now, in most cases, the fever breaks after 2-3 days.
*If the symptom persists for over 5 days, seek specialized care as it can be a possible sign of MIS-C, which is a serious COVID complication.
*For kids, some common lingering symptoms could be nausea, loose motions, abdominal cramps, ulcers in the oral cavity.
* Children can also lose their appetite, feel weak, have an upset stomach, or showcase an inability to swallow or eat food.
*Skin symptoms pertaining to COVID-19 have been long talked about.These can be seen in the form of blisters, redness, hives, rashes, itchy skin, redness and itchiness in the eyes, swelling.
*Since most kids tend to recover in less than a week. Some kids could suffer from post-COVID complications.
(With Times of India inputs)