Day care centers are sending healthy children home: when you should take your child to the doctor

"All of the day-care centre for children with sniffles home send, is absurd," says Jacob's mask in an interview with FOCUS Online. The physician is a pediatr

Day care centers are sending healthy children home: when you should take your child to the doctor

"All of the day-care centre for children with sniffles home send, is absurd," says Jacob's mask in an interview with FOCUS Online. The physician is a pediatrician in beautiful mountain and spokesman for the professional Association of child and youth doctors (BVKJ). But that's exactly what happens to many parents. The phones of the children's doctors ringing incessantly – often because of a nasal the nose of the Small one. Otherwise, there is no reason for concern, but a quite normal condition, because the immune system of children is still in the construction phase. However, in times of Corona is much different.

of Course, a child belongs in a care facility, if he's in a bad, limp, or has diarrhea, underlines mask. Until it goes back in the nursery, it should be between 24 and 48 hours to fully recover.

when you should be with your child to the doctor

the Medical Council should consult the parents if to sniff the nose more symptoms will be added. "Has a child in addition to running nose to fever, it must be clarified," explains Dominik Ewald. The Bavarian press Secretary of the BVKJ care in Regensburg and Marktredwitz patients. If someone reports a dry cough and fever and, in addition, smell or taste disorders, the doctor for a Test to Sars-CoV-2 as appropriate.

the parents Have a concrete suspicion, you would have to call in advance, so that they could come into the isolation room. In their practices, then let the children for example, peppermint or lemon oil to smell. "If the children say something tastes or smells funny, then the highest alert is, of course, that it could be Corona."

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"is a cold not a typical sign of a Covid-19-infection"

According to the children's doctors does not need to be tested every snuff nose to Corona. It was only due to the capacity reasons, it is not at all afford to. Nevertheless, it is in the guidance of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI): The experts recommend a low-threshold testing of all persons with symptoms of acute respiratory disease. "In concrete terms, this means that Acute respiratory symptoms of any Severity, and/or loss of smell/sense of taste in ALL patients test, regardless of risk factors" to.

The RKI experts, here are the Corona of the symptoms that you have listed. Thus, 21 percent in Germany reported Covid had a runny nose-19-patients.

RKI: symptoms/manifestations (as 09.07.2020) Husten48 %Fieber41 %Schnupfen21 %disturbance of smell and/or taste disturbance*15 %Pneumonie3,0 %Other symptoms: neck pain, shortness of breath, head and body aches, loss of appetite, weight loss, Nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, skin rash, swelling of the lymph nodes, apathy, somnolence.

* In Germany since the 17. KW for the Covid-19-cases of smell and taste loss symptoms recorded. In many international studies, a smell and/or taste loss demonstrated (45-47) was over half of the subjects. The significantly higher prevalence probably results from the more intensive investigation of such symptoms in the context of the studies compared to reporting. FOCUS Online provides you with the most exciting Reports from the parents. Here you can subscribe to the Newsletter.

The virologist and epidemiologist Alexander Kekulé sees very critical of it. In his MDR-Podcast (episode 80 and 81) are compared with the international data, after which a very small proportion – four per cent of the internationally registered Covid-19-patients had a kind of stuffy nose as a side effect. "But not so the classic running nose a runny nose, so we think that normally, when a small child." In this divergent data to the virologist of the international variant includes. Accordingly, the runny nose was, "how can we know the from a small child – so the child is actually otherwise healthy, but the nose is running – not a typical sign for beginning of the end of Covid-19 infection".

More about Corona symptoms of children click here to read: children will develop difficult-to Corona - but show other symptoms as adults

in fact, other symptoms are crucial here, classic fever, cough, extreme fatigue, maybe even pain in the limbs. A Covid-19-Patient coughs a lot, who would then, reflexly, of course, also a nose, the runs.

the "children-runny nose, not a typical Corona is a Symptom", in the health institutions like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States and similar organizations in Australia, China, and France agreed. Only the Robert Koch-Institute, sees it differently.

when can a child with a runny nose in the daycare?

According to the latest hygiene plans and, depending on the interpretation in each of the facilities: not at all. The children's doctors, however, appeal mind, but to the common people. "I mean, anyone can see whether a child is sick or not," says Dominik Ewald in an interview with FOCUS Online.

24 hours, fever is When a child freely, then it could actually go back into the community facilities. "Since the nose can of course run a little and the child can still have a bit of a cough," explains Ewald. "Yes, this is completely normal. If the bronchial tubes have been irritated, don't you leave this inflammatory condition immediately.“ Then the Affected cough perhaps for two or three days. "But to send you for the next cough again returns, this is absurd."

Robert-Koch-Institute recommendation change

Cautionary Kekulé therefore looks in the autumn. Every third child in the kindergarten to have, in his experience, a brat. He remains, therefore, in his estimation, for he had been massively criticized: "to let The all home with the announcement, this is a typical sign for Covid-19, since I voted against it."

now, the Saxon Minister of culture Christian Piwarz of pages of the Robert Koch-Institute, a clarification as to the typical Covid-19 symptoms in children, wishes for example.

This confirms Kekulé alike: "it is My hope, frankly, that the Robert Koch Institute is here to change his recommendation. Because, otherwise, it is so that we really have very, very many people who can not go to work because you are on your snuff children must be careful at home.“

A statement from the RKI to the current recommendations, and whether it Changes in the schedule, is requested. Until the publication of the article, this was not, however.

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Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 05:27

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