Among the warning signs is damage to the gastrointestinal tract.
Children get COVID-19 less often than adults, and the onset of the disease looks a little different for them.
For example, the most common symptoms of coronavirus infection in children are fever, cough, and stomach problems. This was announced by Alexander Gorelov, Deputy Director for Research, Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Rospotrebnadzor.
“Of the complete set that is available for other respiratory infections, fever and cough are most often noted. An isolated lesion of the gastrointestinal tract without respiratory symptoms is noted in 2% of children, “The expert notes.
Gorelov added that loss of smell is not a typical symptom in children, because younger children still cannot understand whether they have such a problem, RIA Novosti reports.
Prior to this, therapist Andrei Kondrakhin named another, already an indirect symptom of coronavirus in children.
We are talking about a skin rash on the feet, which can provoke a burning sensation and persist throughout the entire period of the disease.