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MANAGING YOUR SYMPTOMS:
Mild or no symptoms:
Moderate to severe infection is when when:
You should Phone the COVID-19 Healthline if you have the above moderate-severe symptoms and call 111 if you:
Overview of COVID-19 Symptoms & Medication advice for children:
COVID-19 is a disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. It can affect your lungs, airways and other organs.
If children do catch COVID-19, they mostly have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all but some children with Omicron can suffer more gastric symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhoea as well as the following symptoms that adults get:
The following medications can help reduce the severity of your tamaiti/riki’s symptoms, should they experience any.
You can give Paracetamol and Ibuprofen together at the directed dosages for 2-3 days if required to treat symptoms.
For diarrhoea/vomiting or a high fever and becoming dehydrated – with darker urine and lethargy
OR try giving them Diluted juice or diluted fizzy drink e.g. 1 cup apple juice diluted with 3 cups of water OR 1 cup Sprite diluted with 3 cups of warm water (to dissolve the bubbles)
Try to ensure the child drinks little and often – Monitor how much they are drinking and urinating as a guide – on our website https://www.gbmc.co.nz/health-advice/general-health-information-re-covid have a look for the diaries you can download to monitor symptoms for adults and children. This will be helpful for the Doctor to understand how things are going if you require a phone triage as you are concerned.
Child aged 1 month to 1 year: 1–1½ times the usual feed amount.
Child aged 1 to 12 years: 200 mL (approx. 1 cup) after every loose bowel motion (poo).
Child aged 12 years and over and adults: 200–400 mL (approx. 1–2 cups) after every loose bowel motion.