What you should do if your child is showing COVID-19 symptoms

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There’s the flu and chilly, COVID-19, and now monkeypox. For fogeys, it may be difficult to ensure the children are wholesome after they head again to highschool. 

However, in the event that they do develop signs like a runny nostril or slight cough, do you retain them dwelling?

Based on the Assistant Chair of Pediatrics at Allegheny Well being Community, Dr. Joe Aracri, it isn’t a simple resolution.

“That is going to be a really difficult expertise for many mother and father this yr,” stated Dr. Joe Aracri, Assistant Chair of Pediatrics at Allegheny Well being Community. 

Difficult as a result of youngsters have been separated for thus lengthy and the masks are actually off. Dr. Aracri says you are probably going to see extra youngsters combating the frequent chilly and flu this college yr.

“So, what do you do? Do you retain your child dwelling perpetually? No, you may’t,” stated Dr. Aracri.

He says so long as your baby feels tremendous and does not have a fever, a runny nostril and a cough should not maintain them out of the classroom. “Widespread colds and viral sicknesses are quite common in childhood and it is a part of the rising course of. It makes your immune system stronger.”

However what about COVID-19 for the reason that signs are similar to the flu. Dr. Aracri suggests protecting packing containers of the take a look at handy- simply in case.

“One of the best plan of action and advice is that if your baby is sick, you do not wish to ship them to highschool with covid. So, it is easy, simply do the house take a look at and maintain them out if, they’re constructive.”