Aurangabad, April 7:
Concerns are being raised about the rising incidence of corona among young children in the city. However, symptoms are usually mild in 90 per cent of kids. But the Aurangabad pediatric association said that proper precautions need to be taken.
The prevalence of corona is currently increasing rapidly in cities like Aurangabad, Pune, Mumbai and Nagpur. The doctors have noticed increased rates of covid infection in young children. Hence the pediatric association has raised the issue of corona in infants. The members said corona in young children does not become severe as 90 per cent of children have mild symptoms. Mostly they do need hospitalization. The disease in adults is complicated. Other physical ailments like diabetes, hypertension are not as common in young children as in adults, and children have good immunity. As children do not have an addiction, their lungs are healthy, said association president Dr Shyam Khandelwal, secretary Dr Sandhya Kondpalle, Dr and Dr Mandar Deshpande.
Common symptoms of corona disease in children:
60 per cent of children do not have any symptoms.
Cold, fever, cough (mild), vomiting, diarrhoea
Headache, body aches
Acne on the body
Loss of appetite and fatigue
Severe and dangerous symptoms
Fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit
Drowsiness among baby
Redness of the eyes
Swelling and acne on the hands and feet
Shortness of breath and wheezing