The coronavirus might affect kids differently than it does grownups but doctors said theyre seeing a pattern amongst kids who recuperate.
Theyre dealing with incredible tiredness that can last months after a child has gotten better.
13-year-old Savannah Pressley of Euless got sick with COVID-19 in March after a trip to Europe.
Rister stated post-viral tiredness can feel like brain fog and can also cause headaches or queasiness.
” Certainly now that COVID around our location, around the country, worldwide, has actually been taking place, we were questioning if we would see more cases of this,” stated Rister.
In the meantime, she has an important message for others.
” A lot of times, these kids that are affected are very active in school, in clubs, in sports. Theyre used to training, utilizing their minds and bodies as well, so when theyre interfered with for a couple weeks, its really noticeable and it might take many weeks to return to regular,” stated Rister.
” Its 3 months after the COVID is gone and its still impacting her life,” stated Nola Pressley.
It can last months or weeks and can take a big toll on children.
He stated the majority of kids do ultimately get back to regular.
They said physicians believe shes handling post-viral fatigue, a common condition that can occur after viral infections.
Prepare Childrens Infectious Disease Doctor Nicolas Rister did not treat Savannah however said experts questioned whether they d see an increase in cases of fatigue syndrome or post-viral tiredness.
Medical professionals stated healthy eating, workout and multi-vitamins can sometimes help kids recover from post-viral fatigue.
Everyone recovered, but Nola said Savannah is still extremely tired and needed to rest after little activities like a walk in the area.
Considering that Savannahs blood work shows shes healthy, according to Nola, all they can do is wait.
Her mother Nola stated the entire family came down with the illness, which lasted about three weeks.
” It does affect kids and it can have an impact on their life even after the signs are gone,” said Nola.
How to Avoid COVID-19 Infection:
The best way to avoid infection is to take preventative measures to prevent direct exposure to this infection, which resemble the preventative measures you require to prevent the influenza. CDC constantly advises these everyday actions to assist avoid the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not offered, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Prevent touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Prevent close contact with individuals who are ill. Stay house when you are ill. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the garbage. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and items.
** County totals below consist of all 32 North Texas counties, not just Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant.
* Information shared from the Office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Prevent touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Prevent close contact with people who are sick. Stay house when you are sick.
* Map places are approximate, main locations for the city and are not meant to show where real infected individuals live.