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Corona: Guidelines issued for the first time for young children, it is important for parents to know

New guidelines for children have been released as corona infection is on the rise among children in the country.

Mumbai: The situation is getting out of control due to the second wave of corona virus in the country. More than 3 lakh new infected cases are being reported every day, while thousands of people are dying every day. But there is another danger in this second wave of infection. Children have an increased risk of corona infection. In this second wave of corona virus, a large number of children are also being infected. With this in mind, the Ministry of Health has for the first time issued separate guidelines for children.

Corona guidelines for kids
No treatment is recommended for children who have a corona infection but show no symptoms of the disease. Asked to keep an eye on their possible symptoms.

Guidelines for mild infections

  • If children have mild symptoms of infection such as sore throat or sore throat, cough. But if there are no breathing problems, keep them separate from others. (Home isolation)
    -Drink as much water as possible to prevent dehydration in the body, give fluids.
  • In case of fever, give 10-15 mg 10-15 mg Paracetamol.
  • Contact a doctor if you have any serious symptoms.

Moderate infection

  • This category includes children with low oxygen levels. But the child has no symptoms of pneumonia.
  • Children with moderate symptoms can be admitted to Kovid Health Center.
  • Give them more fluids. Be careful not to cause dehydration or overhydration.
  • Amoxicillin may be given in case of viral infection and paracetamol in case of fever.
  • If the oxygen level in the child’s body is less than 94%, the child will need to be given oxygen.

Severe infection

  • At this stage children may develop serious symptoms such as pneumonia, respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), multi-organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and septic shock.
  • Such children are advised to be admitted to ICU or HDU immediately. The guidelines recommend complete blood counts, liver, renal function tests and chest x-rays for these children.


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