Jakarta – Not only adults, the number of children who are positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has also increased. Every day, the number of children infected with this variant continues to grow.
This condition certainly makes mothers and fathers worried. For that, so as not to worry anymore, Mother needs to be responsive to the symptoms caused by this Omicron variant in children.
The rapid increase of Omicron in the country and around the world has made it clear that this variant of COVID-19 is not the same as the previous type of virus. Omicron is not only highly contagious, reports show its symptoms are also slightly different from other variants of COVID-19.
While there hasn’t been much further research on Omicron in children, there are some early studies that describe how symptoms children may feel when infected with this variant. Especially the symptoms of Omicron cough and how different it is from your usual cough.
Launching from the page Business Insider, due to its highly contagious nature, Omicron has infected many children globally. Experts list coughing, fatigue, and headaches as the most common symptoms.
Some children also experience intestinal problems such as diarrhea and dry cough. As the wave of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus surged around the world, more children fell ill than usual.
Although widespread, this variant does not cause too much disease overall, and children are much less likely to become seriously ill.
According to experts, common symptoms experienced by children when infected with this Omicron variant are fatigue, sneezing, coughing, or sore throat.
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Symptoms of Omicron in children
Here are some things you need to know about Omicron symptoms in children. Get to know it early, Mother, so that it can be quickly resolved.
- Fever or chills
- Muscle or body pain
- Sore throat
- Stuffy nose or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
The symptoms experienced by children when infected with the Omicron variant are more or less similar to those felt by adults. However, it is slightly different from the previous variant.
“Symptoms in children can be similar to those seen in adults. But slightly different with other variants. We haven’t seen as many cases of children losing their sense of taste and smell due to Omicron as is the case with other variants of this COVID-19 virus. What we usually see is fever, cough, and runny nose, that’s Omicron. There are also children who have vomiting and diarrhea,” says Daniel S. Ganjian, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in California. Verywell, Thursday (10/2).
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