Children are also getting infected in the second wave of Covid-19, but their symptoms are somewhat different from the symptoms of elders.
The second wave of Covid-19 is more dangerous than the first wave. This time there are more cases of infection, many new things are also being seen which did not appear in the first wave. Black fungus infection, change in symptoms and increase in their numbers are some such things. But apart from this, a big change is being seen. In the first wave where the children were not getting infected, this time the children are getting worried due to getting infected. Not only this, the symptoms of children are also different from those of elders.
New variants are effective on children as well
The new variants of the second wave have spread the infection like children in adults. Not only this, the symptoms of infection in the children are also somewhat different and after the curing the side effects are also seen differently. Children are also showing inflammatory disorders. In such a situation, more care and monitoring is needed now from infants to adolescents.
High risk of infants
It has been found that infants are at greater risk than older children. During the first wave last year, it was observed that infants under the age of one year had a higher risk of Covid infection because their breathing mechanisms are smaller, their resistance is also not mature and they are already under the weather. They are not able to withstand changes easily.
Need special attention
In such a situation, it is important that newborn babies will be specially taken care of. They are at the highest risk of infection from the people who care for them. Therefore, it is very important to apply masks and sanitize the hands before taking care of newborns. Apart from this, the risk of withholding on visitors can be reduced further.
See these special characteristics
There is some difference in the symptoms of Covid-19 in children compared to adults. In such a situation, it is very important to know how symptoms appear in children. Fever and cough are the most common symptoms in children. If the child has high fever and persistent cough, it is advisable to have a Covid test done. Cold fever and dry cough have been observed to be the most common symptom in children and adolescents.
And these symptoms too
Apart from this, symptoms like nasal congestion, abdominal pain, skin rash, vomiting, loss of smelling ability, poor dosage and difficulty in breathing are also being found. The parents need to take care of the children even after the recovery of the child i.e. the RTPCR report comes negative.
Problems after recovery
It has been observed that after recovering from Covid-19, a disorder called Multi System Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in children causes inflammation in the heart, lungs and kidneys of children. And this is a common symptom that is seen in children recovering from Covid infection. Along with this, symptoms like redness of the eyes, enlargement of neck nodes, rash on the skin are usually seen for a few weeks after healing.