Cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have started to surge in Indonesia. This new variant of COVID-19 can also attack children, Mother.
In Indonesia, cases of Omicron in children have been found. Hundreds of children have tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Omicron is said to have non-specific symptoms, but is allegedly milder than the Delta variant. Even so, the transmission is fairly fast, Mother.
According to Pediatric Respirologist, DR. Dr. Nastiti Kaswandani, Sp.A(K), the symptoms of Omicron are different. In children, the typical symptoms are fever, sore throat, and problems in the digestive tract.
“Omicron’s typical symptoms when viewed from reports are somewhat different. Symptoms are usually fever, sore throat, and 20 percent of cases of diarrhea or digestive tract. Anosmia or loss of sense of smell is rare compared to Delta,” said the doctor who is familiarly called Dian when IDAI Instagram LiveFriday (4/2/22).
Now, to make sure your child is exposed to COVID-19, you need to do a PCR swab test, right. Meanwhile, to find out the type of variant, further examination is needed.
Illustration of a child with diarrhea as a symptom of Omicron/ Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto/Sasha_Suzi
On the same occasion, Pediatrician, Specialist in Infection and Tropical Disease, DR. Dr. Anggraini Alam, Sp.A(K) said that the swab examination is very important to determine the condition of the child. This examination can also distinguish the symptoms of COVID-19 and other diseases, Mother.
“Don’t hesitate if the doctor asks for a swab examination, because the only thing that can distinguish Covid from other diseases is the swab. If the results are positive, don’t panic. If the symptoms are mild and are isoman, don’t lose contact with the doctor,” said Anggi.
“So don’t judge the condition of the child yourself, but let the doctor judge. And don’t just contact the doctor once, but require further monitoring,” he continued.
The Omicron variant is indeed called harmless compared to the previous variant. However, you still need to be vigilant.
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