Experts say that most of the young patients do not show any major symptoms of infection, so that people of this age group are engaged in their treatment at home. Young patients tend to ignore symptoms like ‘fatigue’ during home treatment.
The new cases of Coronavirus in the country have definitely been less than before, but the danger is not averted yet. The second wave of Corona has proved to be very dangerous for the country and this wave has made the youth of the country more victims than the elderly. According to a report, more than 40 patients under the age of 30 years died due to infection in Kerala last month. In such a situation, experts have urged those youth, who are undergoing treatment at home, to be alert and seek medical help as soon as any serious symptoms develop.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, the month of May has proved to be the most dangerous in terms of infection cases and deaths in India, with the country facing the most health crisis. During this time, more than 3,500 deaths occurred due to corona in Kerala, which is 40 percent of the state’s toll. At the same time, from May 19 to Wednesday, 144 patients in the age group of 31 to 40 have died. Since May 19, four patients in the age group of 18 to 20 have died. Experts say that delay in taking the right treatment and different types of infections are the main reasons for the deteriorating condition among the youth.
“Most do not show any major symptoms of infection”
Thrissur-based ENT specialist Dr. Gopikumar P said, “Corona second wave seems to mostly affect people below 45 years of age, so we urge them to be cautious. In many cases, we have seen that there is a delay in the treatment of young patients, due to which the number of deaths due to corona in this age group is also increasing. In fact, most do not show any major signs of infection, so that people of this age group are engaged in their treatment at home.
Patients ignore symptoms like “fatigue”
He said, “During home treatment, young patients tend to ignore symptoms like ‘fatigue’, but once the oxygen level in the blood drops, it takes only a few hours for a person’s health condition to deteriorate. In such a situation, if proper treatment is not received at the right time, then the patient may also need to be kept on ICU and ventilator. He further said that at times, the symptoms seem so minor that they go unnoticed. In such a situation, it is very important to regularly check the oxygen level using a pulse oximeter.
Dr. Gopikumar said that ‘in the case of youth who do not have any other health problems or comorbidities, there will be no need to go to the ICU by seeking medical help before their condition worsens and within two to four days’. leave may be granted. As of Thursday, the number of deaths due to corona in Kerala was 10,631. According to official records, 227 deaths were recorded in a single day on Sunday.
“Vaccination is the only way to deal with the virus”
Regarding the figures, a health official said, “If we look at the figures by age, then most of the deaths were of patients who were above 60 years of age and who had many other health problems along with corona. . At the same time, most of the deaths in the youth have been due to new variants of corona and vaccination is the only way to deal with this virus. Doctors treating corona patients have appealed to the youth to get corona vaccine as soon as possible.
Dr Monu Varghese, a pulmonologist from Kochi, said, “We have also seen many cases where people have been infected even after taking both the doses of corona vaccine, but we also saw that the patients who have been vaccinated do not need ICU or ventilator. Fell. In this way, a big difference can be seen in the severity of infection among those who have got the corona vaccine or those who have not.”
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