What are the signs in youngsters?
Children with COVID-19 may have mild, cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose, and cough, and some children experience vomiting and diarrhea. Occasionally, a child gets really sick after being infected with COVID-19. There have been some rare reports of children who have multi-system inflammatory syndrome, which has been compared to Kawasaki disease or toxic shock syndrome. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to call a pediatrician if their child has any of the following symptoms:
- a fever that will not go away
- abdominal pain, diarrhea, or vomiting
- rash or changes in skin color
- pink or red eyes
- trouble breathing
- the child seems confused or overly sleepy