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COVID-19 Outbreak: How to look after your kids during the pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of distress among people. The increasing number of cases everyday has left many families in disarray. However, according to some researches, it is observed that Coronavirus seems to be much milder in children than adults. Let’s gather some advice to understand the current situation and act responsibly.

As per health experts at AMRI Hospitals, children can experience different symptoms of Coronavirus through health conditions like fever, cough, sore throat, fast breathing, shaking with chills, muscle pain and headache. Although these symptoms can occur due to other reasons as well, ignoring these is not preferable. Healthcare professionals with numerous years of experience at AMRI Hospitals suggest:

  • If your child experiences any such symptoms, firstly, don’t panic and stay calm; talk to a healthcare provider and contact your doctor who knows your child's health history and understands the situation in a better way
  • Get a Tele-health visit, if this option is available in your locality
  • Ensure frequent cleaning of most-touched surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, toys, phones, etc.
  • Keep your child at home to be cautious about hygiene; it would help in preventing the spread of the virus
  • Only one person should be dedicated to take care of the child so that others are not exposed
  • Keep other people and pets in the house away from your child as much as possible

Additionally, try to cover your child’s face, if he or she is above 2-year-old and does not find it hard to breathe while covering the face. Other family members must wash their hands regularly and adopt proper sanitization habits. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds every time. Also, help your child get enough rest and consume liquids to boost the immunity.