Be alert, post-COVID-19 syndrome can be experienced by all ages including children

Jakarta – The increase in positive cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia in recent times is like a reminder that this virus is still there, Mother.

Moreover, with the emergence of a new variant, the Omicron, it also adds to the concern. Not only attacking the respiratory tract, COVID-19 also has the potential to cause post-COVID-19 syndrome in sufferers, Mother.

So, what is post-COVID-19 syndrome? Dr. Desilia Atikawati, Sp.P, FAPSR, a pulmonary and respiratory specialist at Pondok Indah Hospital, said, “Post-Covid syndrome is a number of new health problems or symptoms that recur or continue for 4 weeks or more since someone was first infected with the COVID-19 virus.”

Although most people with COVID-19 will improve within a few weeks of being sick, some sufferers experience: post-covid syndrome whose symptoms persist for some time after recovery. Keep in mind that this condition varies greatly and has a different duration between patients, yes, Mother.

Can be experienced by all ages

Mother, post-covid syndrome It turns out that COVID-19 sufferers of all ages can experience it. Even though post-covid syndrome in adulthood is more common when compared to the age of children or adolescents, children and adolescents are still at risk of experiencing it.

One study showed long-term symptoms in children, with either mild or severe symptoms including: multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS). These symptoms include fatigue/fatiguedizziness, sleep disturbances, impaired concentration, muscle and joint pain, and cough.

Although it is rare, the fact is that some people, especially children, can experience MIS shortly or immediately after experiencing a COVID-19 infection, Mother. MIS is a condition in which various organs of the body become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or digestive system.

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The cause is still unknown. MIS is a serious condition and can lead to death. Symptoms that you need to watch out for as MIS are fever accompanied by at least one of the following symptoms:

  1. Stomach pain
  2. Redness in the eyes
  3. Diarrhea
  4. dizzy or lightheadedness
  5. skin rash
  6. Gag

Read the next page to find out the symptoms of post-covid syndrome huh Mother.

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