Discover new symptoms of Omicron in young children — Action News Now

American doctors warn parents that children under five are “barking” and coughing

American scientists have discovered new symptoms of Omicron mutation in children under five years of age; parents may hear a “barking” cough that may sound terrible when they hear it.

According to Dr. Buddy Creech, a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, some of the youngest age groups of Covid patients will appear “Hip-like“Cough, you can pass”Call” sound.

Creech told NBC News that this was because “Children’s airways are very narrow, and they can be blocked with almost no inflammation.“The best way to protect the youngest child who is not yet eligible for vaccination is “cocoon“There are vaccinated people around them, he said.

Croup is an infection of the vocal cords, trachea, and bronchi. It is a well-known and usually easy-to-treat disease, so doctors tell parents not to panic.

Although croup may be “Afraid to hear,“This doesn’t necessarily mean there is any problem with the lungs,” said Dr. Amy Edwards, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Rainbow Infant and Children’s Hospital at the University of Cleveland Hospital.

The main treatment is to keep the upper respiratory tract open until the inflammation subsides,” she says.

Croup can be caused by a variety of viruses and usually affects children between 6 months and 3 years of age, with most cases occurring in 1 year old children. Most cases of asthma are mild and can be treated at home, and symptoms usually improve within 48 hours.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, nearly 7.9 million American children have been diagnosed with Covid since the pandemic began.

Coronavirus in children is usually milder than in adults.

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