The incidence of covid infection has increased significantly in Mumbai and Pune urban areas. The oncoming third wave has also been warned to be more dangerous for young children.
Mumbai: The incidence of covid infection has increased in Mumbai and Pune urban areas. Pediatricians have responded that the coming third wave will also be more dangerous for young children. If we compare this year with the previous year, more children are suffering this year. Compared to the first wave of covid, the second wave showed symptoms like fever, diarrhea, chills and cough. Since adults at home have severe symptoms, children can also become infected. Even if young children do not suffer much, they can still be carriers of the infection.
Pediatrician’s warning to avoid infection
Dr. Kharadi, a pediatrician at Motherhood Hospital in Pune. According to Tushar Parekh, most of the children have mild and severe symptoms and have been treated successfully. Adults have been vaccinated and children are still confused about vaccination. Vaccination can reduce the risk of infection in adults and increase it in children.
Pediatricians say the third wave can be more severe for children aged 0 to 18 years. The proposal to vaccinate children between the ages of 12 and 18 has not yet been approved. Be sure to follow the tips below to find out if it is better to take preventative measures than to cure the disease.
Take care of the little ones
- It is more important to use sanitizers or wash hands with soap. Which makes it possible to destroy the virus that spreads through unclean hands.
- Hold a handkerchief or tissue paper in front of the mouth while coughing or sneezing. Dispose of the same tissue paper again and again as soon as it is used.
- Keep a distance of at least three feet while talking to the person in front. Especially those who are sick should avoid contact with other people to prevent children from getting infected.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unclean hands, if you touch frequently, the risk of viral infection increases.
- If your child has a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, consult a doctor and report the symptoms. Consult a specialist doctor in time and do not delay treatment.
- Don’t miss your children’s vaccination schedule. If there is a delay in taking a dose, the pending dose should be taken as soon as possible as advised by the doctor.
- A healthy gut helps boost immunity in children. Foods like yogurt are rich in probiotics that help keep the gut healthy. Encourage children to stay active by increasing their physical activity without constantly sitting in one place and instruct children on maintaining personal hygiene.
- Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat.
- Consult a specialist doctor instead of taking drugs on your own