How to Protect Your Child From 3rd Wave of Covid
Sep 08, 2021, 2:30 pm - 3:25 pm
Children can be susceptible to the third wave of Covid-19, largely because they are not vaccinated. It is important for parents to take utmost care of their children. This can be done by strictly following important precautionary steps.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus are cough, fever or chills, fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing, chest pain, muscle pain, body ache, loss of smell or taste, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting, abdominal discomfort, skin rashes, confusion.
The symptoms of Coronavirus can appear anywhere between 2 to 14 days after the exposure to the virus. While some individuals may not have any symptoms and still be COVID POSITIVE.
Children who are at risk include:
Those under 2 years of age
Children born prematurely
Children with an underlying condition such as chronic respiratory illness, including asthma, diabetes or cancer.
Here’s how you can protect your children from covid-19.
- You should disinfect all the frequently touched surfaces.
- Make sure your child eats a well-balanced diet, and avoid spicy, oily and junk food.
- Do not take your child to crowded places.
- Make sure your child is not around sick people. Also if your child is sick, do not send them out.
- Keep the house well ventilated.
If your child gets infected, check his/her temperature from time to time, and be in close consultation to the doctor. Give plenty of oral fluids and hygienic food to your child.
Learn how to protect your child from the 3rd wave of Covid with Pediatrician Dr Susrut Das in this Parentune Live.
Dr.Susrut Das, Senior Specialist in Pediatrics & Neonatology
MBBS(Hons), DNB(Peds), APGPN(Boston). Senior Specialist in Pediatrics & Neonatology. Specialist in Pediatric Asthma. Bhubaneswar
| Sep 08, 2021
Hello Doctor! How is the third wave going to be any different from the previous two waves? Is it going to be more dangerous for children?My son is 5 years old and he doens't want to sit at home. He wants to go to park everyday. Is this the right time to stop him from going out to play?
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| Sep 02, 2021
Hi doctor! It is said that third wave affects most of the children. I keep my kids Indoors all day. I ensure frequent washing of hands and maintaning social distance whenever I take them out. I also give foods that boost immunity. What else should I do to protect my children from the 3rd wave?