Dr Hilary Jones has outlined the covid-19 signs that youngsters are ‘significantly affected’ by.
The Good Morning Britain physician supplied recommendation to viewers, a lot of whom may have despatched their kids again to high school this week.
Dr Hilary informed panelists Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins that whereas coronavirus in youngsters continues to be “a rarity” – there are three most important signs to look out for.
These are particularly nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
However the doc added that these are so frequent in children that they might be confused with different medical issues.
“They’re so nebulous that typically that might be confused with different issues,” he defined. “Thousands and thousands of individuals get diarrhea and vomiting yearly within the UK.
“However youngsters significantly appear to be affected in the event that they get covid-19 – which is a rarity in itself. Typically nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea could be a symptom.”
Dr Hilary then pressured that it’s not a cardinal symptom, however it may be a symptom.
He continued: “A trial has been carried out within the States the place they’ve checked out 1,000 youngsters and located fairly a big proportion of them that had COVID-19 had had nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea.
“So it is one thing to concentrate on – however you definitely would not need to panic in case your baby had a tummy upset, as a result of it is so quite common, and often related to one thing else.
“However it may be a symptom of COVID-19.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am.