Not All Children Who Get COVID-19 Immediately Recover – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Theyre handling unbelievable fatigue that can last months after a child has improved.

The coronavirus may impact children in a different way than it does physicians but grownups stated theyre seeing a trend amongst kids who recuperate.

13-year-old Savannah Pressley of Euless got ill with COVID-19 in March after a journey to Europe.

” Certainly now that COVID around our area, around the nation, worldwide, has actually been occurring, we were questioning if we would see more cases of this,” stated Rister.

Rister stated post-viral tiredness can feel like brain fog and can likewise cause headaches or queasiness.

He stated a lot of kids do ultimately get back to typical.

Physicians said healthy eating, exercise and multi-vitamins can sometimes assist kids recover from post-viral fatigue.

In the meantime, she has an important message for others.

” A great deal of times, these kids that are impacted are really active in school, in clubs, in sports. Theyre utilized to training, utilizing their minds and bodies also, so when theyre interrupted for a couple weeks, its very obvious and it could take lots of weeks to get back to typical,” said Rister.

Because Savannahs blood work shows shes healthy, according to Nola, all they can do is wait.

They stated physicians believe shes dealing with post-viral tiredness, a common condition that can occur after viral infections.

” Its three months after the COVID is gone and its still impacting her life,” said Nola Pressley.

It can last weeks or months and can take a huge toll on kids.

Everybody recuperated, but Nola said Savannah is still extremely tired and needed to rest after small activities like a walk in the community.

Prepare Childrens Infectious Disease Doctor Nicolas Rister did not treat Savannah but stated experts wondered whether they d see an increase in cases of fatigue syndrome or post-viral fatigue.

Her mom Nola stated the entire family came down with the illness, which lasted about 3 weeks.

” It does impact children and it can have an effect on their life even after the signs are gone,” said Nola.

How to Avoid COVID-19 Infection:

The very best way to avoid infection is to take precautions to avoid direct exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always suggests these everyday actions to assist prevent the spread of breathing viruses, consisting of:

* Map places are approximate, main areas for the city and are not meant to show where real contaminated individuals live.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. Utilize an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not offered.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
Stay home when you are ill.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

** County totals below include all 32 North Texas counties, not just Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant.

* Information shared from the Office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott