While many kids infected with the Omicron are reporting symptoms like cold and cough, along with other cold-like symptoms, Dr. Sheth recommends keeping children hydrated at all times. “There is a possibility that your child might not feel thirty as normally as they would, but it’s important to encourage them to drink plenty of fluids,” he says.
The doctor also advises the use of vapour rubs. “Vapour rubs are an alternate popular treatment. The vapour rubs can be applied to the chest and back. Don’t apply it directly to the nostril area. It can provide temporary relief.”
In addition, as per the doctor, if your child has the symptoms of a cold, cough, runny nose that persists for more than 1 to 2 days, it’s best to show them to a pediatrician and get them treated at the earliest. “There is a lot of misconception going around and confusion between normal flu, COVID-19, and the other variants, it’s best to visit a doctor and treat them at the earliest,” he emphasizes.