What Are The Symptoms Of Corona In Infants?
What are the symptoms of corona virus infection in 1 month baby? My baby has the flu and cough
Thank you for the question.
Cough and cold can indeed be one of the symptoms of Coronavirus (Coronavirus disease, COVID-19). Not only that, COVID-19 often in infants and children causes fever, shortness of breath, diarrhea, difficulty eating and drinking, and various other complaints. So far, babies with these symptoms should be wary of being infected with the Corona virus if they have a history of traveling to the COVID-19 outbreak area, have a history of contact with people who have traveled to the COVID-19 outbreak area, or also have a history of contact with COVID-19 sufferers itself in the past 1-2 weeks. If not, it is highly likely that the cough and cold will occur due to other causes, such as viral or other bacterial infections (other than Corona virus), allergies, exposure to dry air, irritation, and so on.
The most aware of the risk of your baby experiencing COVID-19 is surely you as a parent. If indeed your baby or you own a risk, as we have mentioned above, then you better check it directly to the doctor or pediatrician. Depending on the doctor's suspicion, your baby will be given medication right away or advised to undergo further tests, such as blood tests, x-rays, tissue swabs in the throat, and so on.
As a first step, you can first overcome the cough and runny nose in your baby by:
Give him more milk Do not give him extra food or other drinks too early Keep your baby from the wind, pollution, smoke, dust, dry air, and other substances that are prone to triggering inflammation in the airways If there are other people around the baby who cough colds, do not let him come too close to the baby Improve the hygiene of your baby, yourself, and others around the baby Keep the environment around the baby to stay clean, away from substances that trigger allergies, including pollen, animal hair, cold , etc. Do not just give your baby any medicine without doctor's advice.