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Very mild symptoms were seen in children after being infected with corona. Despite this, he has had the problem of Long COVID Syndrome. Problems like abdominal pain and skin rashes have been seen in children aged 0 to 14 years even two months after recovery from corona.
After recovering from Coronavirus, people are having many types of Long Covid problems. Even after beating the infection, we are facing problems like fatigue, weakness, respiratory disease and hair loss. These problems are happening to people for many months, due to which there is a serious impact on health. Cases of Long COVID are being seen more in adults and elderly only, but now young children are also getting Long COVID in kids. Even after beating the virus, children are facing many types of health problems. This has been revealed in a study conducted on children aged 0 to 14 years who have been infected with corona in Denmark. It has been found in the study that even two months after recovery from corona, cases of long covid have been seen in children.
After recovering from the infection, children are suffering from rashes on the body, abdominal pain, mood swings, fatigue and inability to concentrate. These problems have been seen for a longer time in children who had corona than those without infection. The symptoms found in one-third of the children involved in the research were never before they were corona infected. At least one symptom of Long COVID has been seen in children for two months or even after this. This research has been published in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health Journal.
This is the first time in the history of the corona epidemic that any study has been done regarding long covid in children. After this study, it is found that the corona epidemic is troubling people of all age groups and now its side effects are being seen in children too. In such a situation, it is important to know whether the cases of Long COVID in children have also been seen in India? And what problems can it cause?
to know NewsNCR Has interacted with Pediatricians and COVID Experts.
Such cases have also been found in India
Dr. Yudhveer Singh, Professor, Department of Critical Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, said that in India too, the problems of long covid have been seen in children after corona. In these, many cases of abdominal pain and rash on the body have been reported. But no such study has been done in the country, in which long covid can be detected in children. Therefore, there is no data available in the country regarding this, but it has become clear from the study of Denmark that children are also getting long covid.
According to Dr., every disease has long term effects. There are also corona and more side effects can be seen in the coming time. It may also happen that the problem of long covid in children persists for a long time. So that its effect on their health. Because children had a mild infection with corona, but despite that they are having these problems, this shows how dangerous the corona virus is. Now that Long COVID has been confirmed in children too. In such a situation, now a better strategy should be made regarding virus prevention and vaccination.
no need to panic
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Singhal of Pediatric Department of Apollo Hospital said that after corona in children, very minor problems have been seen. These include abdominal pain and mild fever, although there is no need to panic. Because this is a very common problem. Even children who have not been infected with corona also have such problems. So far no serious symptoms of Long COVID have been seen in children.
Cases of heart disease, difficulty in breathing, exhaustion and mental stress have also been seen in adults during post covid, whereas this is not the case in children. So there is no need to panic. It is not that due to Long COVID Syndrome, the health of the children will be very bad. This is like a common problem. It is only important that children should be made aware about the prevention of corona. Also inform them about the importance of hand hygiene and masks.
Symptoms of multi system informational syndrome were also seen earlier
Dr. Ajit Kumar of Rajiv Gandhi Hospital says that in the first wave of corona, very few cases of corona infection were seen in children. Children were infected in the second wave, but they had mild symptoms. In most cases, the children were asymptomatic, but after COVID, cases of multi system informational syndrome (MIS-C) were seen in some children. During this, the children were having fever, rash on the body, difficulty in breathing, and swelling of the face. So it is not that the post covid effect has never been seen in children before.
what is long covid
According to Dr. Singh, even after recovering from corona, some people start having health problems. During this time the symptoms of corona can appear again. Long covid is the appearance of symptoms for a month or more after recovery. It is also called post covid syndrome. In many people, this problem is seen even after six months to a year. Patients who stayed in the hospital for a long time during the treatment of corona have been seen more in Long COVID Syndrome. Many people have also needed to be hospitalized again. Lack of oxygen and heart problems have also been seen in this.
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