Don't send your kids to school if they show these COVID-like symptoms
As reports of new variants appear, it is important for parents and kids to take every possible safety precaution and understand all risks and symptoms related to COVID-19.
COVID-19 symptoms for children and adults include:
Nausea or vomiting
New loss of taste or smell
Muscle or body aches
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Congestion or runny nose
Experts said that children who have been infected with Covid show predominantly an upper respiratory tract infection like fever, runny nose, throat pain, body ache and dry cough.
Doctors have noted that some children may experience a condition called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C after an infection with the coronavirus.
How to treat your child's symptoms
Most children get mild symptoms. They can recover from COVID-19 at home. You can treat their symptoms using common medicines. Talk to your pharmacist about medicines you can use to treat your child's symptoms.
India has rolled out COVID vaccine doses for kids aged 12-18.
While those aged between 12 to 14 years are being administered Corbevax, manufactured by Biological E. Limited, those belonging to 15-18 age groups are being jabbed with Covaxin.