Unfortunately, even babies and children from all ages are threatened to get the Covid-19. The symptoms of the infection for babies and children are usually similar to the symptoms adults get. But, sometimes babies and children don’t even have symptoms that adults have.
Keep reading in order to know more about the symptoms of Covid-19 for babies and children!
How likely are babies and children to get the Covid-19?
Although all babies and children face the risk of having Coronavirus, they are less likely to have the infection, a lot less than adults.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, children presented 14.1% of total accumulated cases in the United States.
Research has shown that children who are less than 10 year old ( or 14 year old according to another study) are less likely to get Covid-19 compared to people aged 20 year old.
Are Covid-19 symptoms for babies and children different from symptoms adults get?
Covid-19 symptoms for babies and children are similar to the symptoms adults have. But, the severity of the infection is less for the little people. Some children and babies may not have symptoms at all.
What are the symptoms of Covid-19 for babies and children?
The symptoms are usually the following:
- Persistent cough
- Sore throat
- Loss of appetite
- Skin rash
- Runny or stuffy nose
These symptoms may be more severe for children who suffer from the following diseases:
- Heart diseases
- Weakened immune system
What are the advanced symptoms of Covid-19 for babies and children?
- Difficulty in breathing
- Pain or pressure in chest
- Change of the face or lips color to Blue
- Severe pain in abdomen
- Inability to awake or to stay awake
If you notice any of these advanced symptoms, it is time to contact your pediatrician.
How to take care of babies and children having Covid-19?
- Watch carefully for the symptoms
- Wash hands frequently
- Make sure your baby is isolated from the other family members and the outside world for a certain time
- Clean and sanitize the house frequently
- Always wear your mask and gloves at every direct contact with baby carrying the infection