Dr. Smita Malhotra said that the third wave is expected to arrive in October-November and the weather starts changing at this time. This is the time when winter starts in India. It is very common in the changing seasons to affect the respiratory system of children.
To keep young children safe from corona, take special care of these things
How dangerous the third wave of coronavirus can be for children, only time will tell. But it is important for governments and parents to be ready and careful to save their children from any kind of situations. Considering the third wave and its impact on children, there is a lot of concern among parents. Dr. Smita Malhotra, Pediatrician posted at Delhi’s Apollo Hospital, in an exclusive conversation with NewsNCR, has told many important things and it is definitely very important for the parents to know how to cope with the situation. According to Dr. Malhotra, serious illness of corona has been seen in less than 5 percent of children. Whereas up to 85 percent of children will recover with mild symptoms.
Most of the children get sick when the weather changes
Dr. Smita Malhotra said that the third wave is expected to arrive in October-November and the weather starts changing at this time. This is the time when winter starts in India. It is very common in the changing seasons to affect the respiratory system of children. It simply means that in the changing season, problems like cold, fever, cough increase in children. Similar initial symptoms are seen in patients in corona cases as well. In such a situation, parents should pay special attention to the fact that when such symptoms appear in children, do not run in panic to get the test done immediately and do not start giving antibiotics.
It is very important to keep an eye on the nature of small children.
Dr. Malhotra told that after showing the initial symptoms in children, if there is no relief for a few days, then the test should be done and isolate and monitored continuously. The oxygen level of the children should be checked. However, also keep in mind that children’s breathing moves faster than an adult’s, so there is no need to panic. However, he also told that any mild symptoms seen in children should not be ignored. According to the doctor, small children cannot tell their problems, but in the event of getting sick, their nature starts changing. They start getting irritable. In such a situation, it is also very important to keep an eye on the nature of small children. If you feel the condition worsens then contact the doctor immediately.
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