Could It Be COVID-19?

Could It Be COVID-19?

Your child comes to you in the middle of the night with a cough and slight fever. Before the rise of Corona virus you wouldn’t have given it much thought. It’s nothing more than a cold, or perhaps slight flu symptoms, you’re thinking. But now-a-days you can’t be too sure.

Although the common cold, the flu, and Covid-19 all have similar symptoms, we just can’t leave it to chance waiting for these symptoms to change for the better. 

Here are a few symptoms for each ailment you might want to keep a close eye on.

The common cold:

  • runny or stuffy nose
  • sore throat
  • low-grade fever
  • cough

These symptoms gradually occur and your child usually will have enough energy to perform daily activities. 

The flu:

  • crankiness
  • exhausted
  • fever
  • chills
  • body ache
  • headache
  • cough

The flu symptoms usually strikes suddenly. Your child may seem fine one minute and the next they’re wiped out as if they’ve been hit by a meteor. 


  • fever
  • dry cough
  • headache (sometimes only shows this symptom)
  • runny nose (sometimes only shows this symptom)
  • nausea and diarrhea (with absolutely no respiratory symptom)
  • lose sense of taste and smell (these are spot on symptoms of Covid-19)

No matter what symptoms your child may suffer, the best thing to do is contact your child’s pediatrician for professional advise. 

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