Distinguish The Usual Cough And Cough Symptoms Of Corona In Children

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Afternoon dock, I want to ask, on the 13th of March my child arrived dry cough, indeed before his nephew also coughed but healed, now my 8-month-old child also coughed, until finally on the 16th I gave mucopect, but the cough turned to phlegm, until 21st, after my child had a fever, then I went to the puskesmas, I was given medicine from pkm and it didn’t heal, but I finished the antibiotic, the fever still went up and down, and the cough didn’t go away, I changed the brand of medicine I bought at the pharmacy but coughed increased, on the 26th I went to the hospital and entered igd, there my child was in dust, x-rays, and blood checks, the results of blood checks said there was a bacterial infection in my child’s body that caused the coughing to become tight, but the doctor said my child’s tightness was still mild to the point my child does not need to be treated at the hospital, today on the 27th, my child gets better, coughing is reduced, his sleep is not as fast as before which can not sleep, but I am now worried because at the hospital doctor er blg if my child suspects Covid-19, is that true huh? If so, why isn’t my child being treated for further examination? Why are you told to ask if it’s suspect? The doctor also said that my child was having difficulty breathing so he was told to take the plg, as long as I suspect he was hospitalized so as not to spread to people in his house … Thanks before the dock. Hopefully my child just has a normal cough and is not exposed to Covid-19

1 Answer:

Hi Gita,

Thank you for the question.

Cough and fever up and down in children can indeed be part of the symptoms of COVID-19. If your child has previously been in contact with a patient or suspect of COVID-19, and you live or have visited an area with a local transmission of COVID-19, then if symptoms such as this that do not heal with normal treatment should be watched as COVID-19. Although it may also be a cough and fever that occurs due to viral or other bacterial infections, gastric acid reflux, allergies, and several other diseases.

The term suspect in the case of COVID-19 refers to patients with surveillance, ie people with symptoms of fever and respiratory problems who have never had contact with a patient or suspect of COVID-19, and who have lived or visited a local area with COVID-19 transmission. With this term suspect-COVID-19, your child is not certain that COVID-19 has been confirmed. To be sure, it is necessary to do a number of investigations first, for example blood tests, throat swabs, and x-rays.

Indeed, not all suspect-COVID-19 needs to be hospitalized. If the symptoms are mild, returning suspect-COVID-19 is considered to be far safer in order to avoid contracting more dangerous diseases in the hospital. However, sending PDP-COVID-19 home does not necessarily mean that the doctor does not handle it occasionally. In addition to carrying out supporting investigations as mentioned above, of course the doctor will also give your child medicine and educate you on independent handling procedures that need to be done at home, including:

Isolate children and the whole house, don't leave the house unless it's an emergency
When interacting with others, keep a safe distance (more than 2 meters)
Keep breastfeeding your baby, but make sure you always use a mask and keep yourself clean (every before and after contact with the baby, such as bathing, changing clothes, and washing hands with soap)
Also give your baby a variety of nutritionally balanced MPASI variations
Do not let your baby be touched let alone kissed by others
Keep the environment around the baby clean
Dry baby in the morning and evening sun
It is also recommended that you and other people in your home also consult a doctor about your possibility of contracting COVID-19

That's all our explanation. For more details, please discuss directly with your doctor or pediatrician who treats your child.

Hope this helps ...

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