Doctors warn that the virus is not as harmful to children as the post-covid effects. ‘In 24-48 hours, the situation might become critical.’ Concerns about a probable third wave of coronavirus, which would affect children more severely than adults, have prompted authorities to begin planning for the disaster and making appropriate preparations.
The Indian Academy of Paediatrics has been written to the government, asking for information on protecting children from the third wave of the virus if another outbreak occurs. Doctor’s warned, however, that the side effects of Covid-19 might pose a severe threat to life.
The situation is similar to that of COVID-19 patients who had mucormycosis, a life-threatening infection, and those who recovered from it, according to Dr Ravishankar, president of the Indian Association of Paediatricians’ Infectious Diseases Section.
Some doctors in Karnataka are examining children who are visiting the hospital for illnesses and checking if they have coronavirus antibodies as part of a voluntary serum study.
Dr Ravishankar estimates that 30% of the children have already been infected and healed.
Because the infection has primarily affected adults at home so far, children may easily expose to the virus.
The majority of people have also unknowingly overcome the virus.
Although Covid-19 may not positively impact people in the third wave, other significant problems such as MISC (Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome due to Covid) may become more dangerous enemies. This is a problem that comes as a side effect of Covid-19. In most cases, children develop this illness after being infected with Covid-19 for five to six weeks. Immunity does not grow as fast in children as it does in adults. As a result, this illness, which affects the heart in 90% of cases, might pose a danger at an alarming rate.
Everything happens so quickly that the infant’s condition could deteriorate within 24 to 48 hours. The best way to reduce casualties due to late hospitalisation is to get a diagnosis early, and people should aware of the symptoms,” he stated.
“With MISC, the most significant concern is the rate at which the condition deteriorates. Fever and rashes on the whole body are the first signs. Because these rashes aren’t itchy, it is unlikely that an allergy causes them.
The child could have had a cold and cough a month ago, or he or she could have been exposed to Covid at home or outside. If a dip follows a kid’s fever and rashes in pulse and blood pressure, the child should be taken to the local hospital as soon as possible. CRP, EFR, full Hemogram, platelet count check, and Covid antibody testing are all part of the first diagnosis. Because a cardiac arrest is more likely in such instances, the child should be moved to ICU and continuously monitored.
Everything happens so quickly that the infant could become critical in as little as 24 to 48 hours. The best way to reduce casualties due to late hospitalisation is to get a diagnosis early, and people should aware of the symptoms,” he stated.
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