the explosion of positive cases of Omicron in the Valencian Community He has not ignored children, who have also fallen victim to this new and hyper-contagious variant of the coronavirus. However, the usual thing is that among the little ones, the covid infection goes unnoticed in children because a good number of them (if not most) have the disease asymptomatically or, of course, without serious symptoms.
Even so, it is advisable to remain alert and monitor the health status of minors to check how they are and try to detect a symptom that can give us a clue as to whether they have been seen. affected by Omicron and, therefore, could be a source of contagion for their environment.
Omicron symptoms in children: warning signs
According to specialists, symptoms of an infection Omicron In children most frequent are the following:
- Fever: It is one of the most common symptoms along with headache and fatigue. High fever (between 38 and 39 degrees) can last up to three days, although it is not very common in children.
- Nasal congestion: another very common symptom in Omicron infections.
- Cough and sore throat
- Muscle pain
- Shaking chills
Another common symptom that has been detected, at least among adults, is a hoarse voice. In fact, aphonia seems to be one of the earliest symptoms and the earliest to appear in the Omicron variant.