What to Do if Your Child is Sick During the COVID- 19 Pandemic

What to Do if Your Child is Sick During the COVID- 19 Pandemic

Any time that your child starts to show signs of being sick, it is cause for alarm. This is especially true if they have been exposed to or may have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. Even though the virus tends to be more severe in adults than children, it is essential that you seek medical treatment immediately.

Know the Symptoms

Make sure you know the symptoms of coronavirus. They include fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, muscle pain, shaking, and chills. Your child may have several of the symptoms or just those that mimic the common cold. Either way, it is important to discuss the symptoms with your doctor and find out what he/she recommends.

Stay Calm and Keep Your Child Comfortable

Always stay calm. Keep your child as comfortable as possible while you are waiting for the doctor’s office to call you back. Offer plenty of liquids and make sure they can rest comfortably. Keep your child as isolated as possible, so you don’t expose any other family members.

Get in Touch with Your Doctor

In most cases, talking with your doctor will be accomplished through a “telehealth” or virtual visit. If your doctor asks you to bring your child to the emergency room to be tested, make sure to follow their instructions exactly. Make sure that your child has a mask and gloves to protect them from spreading or coming in contact with germs.

Having accurate and up to date information about coronavirus is important to protect your family during this pandemic. Another way to protect them is by securing the right health insurance for your family. Do you need further assistance with securing a health plan? If so, then contact Nick Agliato (nickAgliato@wilk4800.com) at Steve Wilk Insurance. Check out our new office at 310 S Main Street, Suite C, Lombard, IL 60148.