The rapid spread of COVID-19 has parents understandably concerned about their family’s health. And with the situation changing day to day, it’s no wonder we’re bursting with questions. Here, pediatricians tackle the top 12 questions they’ve been getting about the novel coronavirus and how to keep little ones safe.
It’s Said That Kids Aren’t Experiencing Severe Symptoms from COVID-19. What Are Their Symptoms Actually Like?
Symptoms of COVID-19 can often be confused with the flu and include fever, cough, fatigue, achiness, sore throat and diarrhea. If your child is having any signs of trouble breathing (breathing rapidly, short of breath, sucking in the muscles by the ribs/chest), then they should be seen right away by your pediatrician or taken to the ER. But call your doctor’s office first to determine where it’s best for your little one to be looked at.