Call a pediatrician if your children have an underlying medical condition and are showing any of the symptoms above. They might diagnose through the signs or history of exposure to someone who was previously diagnosed with the virus. If this were the case, nasal swab testing would be considered. Once symptoms like fever, chest pain, sweaty skin, and breathing difficulties start to appear, take your child to the nearest hospital.
In some cases, kids also develop inflammation after getting infected with the virus for several weeks, called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). Symptoms of MIS-C are the following:
● Neck pain
● Belly pain
● Diarrhea or vomiting
● Cracked or red lips
● Swollen glands
● Swollen feet or hands
Head to the nearest hospital for immediate care should the mentioned symptoms appeared after receiving diagnosis.
All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. However, while we are making our utmost effort to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the condition surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unpredictable, and the situation develops rapidly. Hence, some information and recommendations may have changed since this article was published. For the latest advice, visit DOH and your LGU's official websites.
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