How children with Covid-19 are treated at home, how to take medicine, serious signs to pay attention to, when to contact a doctor … online consultation by doctor Truong Huu Khanh, 9 am on March 20.
Readers ask questions here
The number of children infected with Covid-19 is increasing rapidly across the country, in the context that the number of F0 in the community has increased sharply since Tet, the Omciron mutation with a fast spread rate prevails, children in many localities go to school directly.
According to the Ministry of Health, in January, the number of F0 children accounted for more than 18% of the total number of F0 in the country, in February this rate increased to more than 24%. The number of F0 cases in children increased more than in the unvaccinated group. The Ministry of Health assessed that about 55% of children with Covid-19 were asymptomatic, mild, had symptoms of respiratory or digestive inflammation, 40% were moderate and 4% were severe and critical.
Most children are isolated, treated at home, receive the best care from their families, have adequate rest and living conditions. During the treatment process, the child’s psychological well-being helps to quickly recover from the disease. Home treatment also contributes to reducing the burden on the health system, limiting hospital overload.
However, many parents are worried when taking care of a child with Covid: What to do when a child is infected, how to care, what medicine to take, what to eat, how to exercise, body hygiene, when to be hospitalized …?
These questions of readers will be answered by Doctor Truong Huu Khanh, consultant of Infection – Neurology, Children’s Hospital 1, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City Union of Infectious Diseases, in online consultation on Sunday morning. .