Children can get coronavirus (COVID-19 symptoms in children), yet they appear to get it much less usually than adults and it’s typically less major.
The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- a high temperature
- a new, constant cough– this means coughing a whole lot, for greater than a hr, or 3 or even more coughing episodes in 24-hour
- a loss or adjustment to feeling of scent or taste– this indicates they can not scent or taste anything, or points scent or taste various to normal
What to do if your child has symptoms
If your children has any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, even if they’re light:
- Get a PCR test (examination that is sent to a lab) to check if they have COVID-19 asap.
- Your youngster ought to remain at residence and not have site visitors (self-isolate) until you obtain the test result– they can only leave residence to have the test. Inspect if you and any person else your youngster copes with demand to self-isolate.
What to do if your child seems extremely unhealthy
Kids as well as infants will certainly still obtain diseases that can make them really weak promptly. It is essential to obtain medical assistance if you need it.
Call 111 or your GP surgery if your child:
- is under 3 months old and has a temperature of 38C or higher, or you think they have a fever
- is 3 to 6 months old and has a temperature of 39C or higher, or you think they have a fever
- has other signs of illness, such as a rash, as well as a high temperature (fever)
- has a high temperature that’s lasted for 5 days or more
- does not want to eat, or is not their usual self and you’re worried
- has a high temperature that does not come down with paracetamol
- is dehydrated – for example, nappies are not very wet, sunken eyes, and no tears when they’re crying
Immediate action required: Call 999 if your child:
- has a stiff neck
- has a rash that does not fade when you press a glass against it (use the “glass test” from Meningitis Now)
- is bothered by light
- has a seizure or fit for the first time (they cannot stop shaking)
- has unusually cold hands and feet
- has pale, blotchy, blue or grey skin
- has a weak, high-pitched cry that’s not like their usual cry
- is drowsy and hard to wake
- is extremely agitated (does not stop crying) or is confused
- finds it hard to breathe and sucks their stomach in under their ribs
- has a soft spot on their head that curves outwards
- is not responding like they usually do, or not interested in feeding or usual activities