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Covid-19 and children: A Quixplained on what to watch out for

Covid-19 and children: Who is vulnerable? Do children show different symptoms than adults? What do you do if your children is showing symptoms? We explain.

By: Explained Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 11, 2021 2:23:37 pm
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Children are as susceptible to the novel coronavirus as adults. In fact, more children have been infected in the second wave of infections in India than the first. In light of this, the government recently came out with guidelines on how to manage Covid-19 in children.

So, who is vulnerable? Do children show different symptoms than adults? What do you do if your children is showing symptoms? We explain.

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In its guidelines, the government has suggested rational use of High-resolution CT (HRCT) for understanding the extent lung involvement in patients, and recommended against the use of Remdesivir in children. It has also said steroids should be used at the right time, in the right dose and for the right duration. “Self-medication of steroids must be avoided,” it added.\

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