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COVID-19 Symptoms in Children

Can My Child Contract COVID-19?

According to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics, cases of COVID-19 have been increasing among children. While you may work to prevent infection in your household, it’s important to know the signs that your child is sick:

Pediatric Signs of COVID-19

According to Johns Hopkins, pediatric and infant symptoms are similar but are typically milder than adult cases of COVID-19. Most notably, children can also develop pneumonia, with or without obvious symptoms, as well as a sore throat, excessive fatigue, and diarrhea. Pediatric symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Cough
  • Fever or chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • New fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Congestion or runny nose

When your little one is sick, it can be hard to tell what’s wrong. The best thing to do is to bring them to the doctor right away so we can diagnose their symptoms and help them feel better.

Houston Urgent Care Pediatric Services

At Gemini Urgent Care, we’re dedicated to providing our community with fast, friendly, high-quality unscheduled acute and chronic medical services in a comfortable setting. We provide a range of pediatric care services for children of all ages. Our doctors are always compassionate and caring when approaching treatment or testing options with our younger patients, and we make it a goal to ensure their comfort, safety, and needs are met with the highest standard.

If your little one becomes sick this flu season, stop into our walk-in clinic today or learn more about your telemedicine options. To learn more about our services or help with any questions, contact our team today.