Doctors in Chennai are still seeing a steady flow of children with viral infections, with symptoms of fever, cough, and red eyes. The increase in viral infections may be due to increased exposure to viruses now, such as adenovirus and H1N1, but not COVID-19. Parents should not worry as long as the children are well in between febrile episodes and are able to take liquids. It is usually self limiting and doesn’t need antibiotics. Seek medical help if the child is drowsy, refusing to take liquids too and has fast breathing. It is important that children with symptoms should not be sent to school as this will lead to spread of infection.
Today: November 30, 2023