At this time, the cases of omicron are also increasing rapidly across the country. In the midst of these cases, the concern of parents has increased a lot. Let us tell you that there is still a long time for the vaccine for children below 15 years of age and parents are worried about how to protect young children from these new corona variants. At the same time, despite good immunity, cases of children getting infected with corona are also increasing. Health experts are advising children to protect themselves from the virus. So far no serious symptoms of omicrons have been observed in children, but the number of children admitted to US hospitals is increasing rapidly. In fact, recently, various symptoms of omicron have been detected in children.
Experts say that the symptoms of omicron in children may be different from those of adults. On the other hand, a study by Discovery Health in South Africa showed that the most common symptoms of omicrons are nasal congestion, sore or prickling, dry cough and lower back pain. Dr Amina Ahmed of Levin Children’s Hospital in America said in a video, ‘Sore throat and phlegm are being seen more in adults than in children. It is heard that most of the cases are mild but still these people are falling ill. ,
“It is not surprising that most children are getting COVID-19,” says Dr Sam Domingo, a pediatrician in the US. Omicron is spreading faster than Delta. That’s why most of the children have started coming in contact with it and have started falling ill. Experts also say that Omicron is behaving differently in some children. Whooping cough is seen in some children infected with it. It is also known as barking phlegm because it has a whistling or barking sound when breathing. The doctor says that this has happened due to the spread of infection in the upper part of the respiratory system.
At the same time, Dr Amina said, “Children are seeing more cough. According to doctors, the airways of children are smaller than that of adults, so there is less swelling in them. He further said, ‘Many common symptoms of Kovid are not common in Omicron. We saw symptoms like lack of aroma and taste in Delta and Alpha but Omicron is not showing these symptoms. According to studies, the number of people who are serious and hospitalized with Omicron is also less than with other types. Some children are also facing the problem of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome. It is also known as MIS-C. It can cause inflammation in various parts of the body such as the heart, lungs, blood vessels, kidneys, digestive system, brain, skin or eyes.