Today worldwide there have been more than 5 million cases of Covid-19. That is a lot. To add insult to injury there is now a illness affecting children called MIS-C that is making little ones sick and is potentially more fatal to them than Covid-19 itself. I don’t want to have too lengthy a post about this because it has been the topic of the world for what feels like forever some days.
Signs of COVID-19 in children are generally mild and may even mimic a cold for some children. Now that is not to say that children can’t or won’t get more critically ill but these are most common:
- Runny nose
As said before, children generally recover from COVID-19, However there is now an illness that seems to “follow-up” mostly after a child has been infected with Covid. This illness is called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children or MIS-C for short. MIS-C appears to develop two to six weeks after infection with Covid-19 or exposure to Covid and affects children mostly from ages 2-21. Complications from MIS-C can include organ damage including heart damage that is irreversible.
Symptoms of MIS-C include the following (remember not all children would have the same symptoms):
- Abdominal pain
- Neck pain
- Bloodshot eyes
- Feeling extra tired
Now I have never and will never use my writing to invoke fear because first off, the media is doing that already and secondly, it’s a crap thing to do. I will however use my writing to help anyone I can by informing them, If I can help even one person with this blog I will be thankful.
Stay safe friends and remember that like many pandemics before this one it will end.