I'm Worried My Child Might Have COVID-19: What Are the Symptoms I Should Be Looking For?

QUESTION:

What were your kids’ symptoms if they were positive for COVID-19? My 2.5-year-old just had major diarrhea and projectile vomit. It could be flu or stomach bug, but I have two girls in school, so I have to be on the safe side.

Already called the doctor just asking for symptoms other kids had when they tested positive. I have 2 girls in school, so I have to get him tested, so be on the safe side and I’m hoping it may just be the flu or stomach bug versus COVID."

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TOP ANSWERS (AS SELECTED BY MODERATOR):

“I have COVID and so does my 8-month-old. Severe diarrhea, slight cough, and fever were her symptoms. They came and went quickly for her.”

“My daughter has COVID right now, but it appeared like a sinus infection. I would say have him tested because you never know what he could have. Even though the symptoms may not be listed, it doesn’t mean it is not COVID. That is what I found out with my daughter.”

“My son had COVID and all he had was a headache, nausea, diarrhea… that’s literally ALL he had. No fever, coughing, etc.”

“I just read an article from The NY Times that said with most kids the primary symptoms are Gastrointestinal issues, which include diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. I would get him tested.”

“My advice, have the baby tested. My oldest was just tested and she said it wasn’t bad. I work in a hospital and there has been a huge uptick in our cases. There are so many different symptoms but yes vomiting, diarrhea are symptoms. Please do not take this virus lightly. It has irreversible effects on the body and sends more people to the hospital than the flu. Only about 60,000 people die from the flu/year, we are already at over 200,000 deaths in 10 months.”

“Symptoms are different from person to person. It could be COVID or it could be a bug going around. My daughter just got over a bacterial infection that she had bouts of diarrhea. I would say get the test to be safe.”

“Just get the kid tested ASAP if you’re worried that she contacted some kind of a viral infection. Projectile vomiting & diarrhea may be indications of a viral infection that may need prompt medical attention not just COVID-19.”

For more information about COVID-19 symptoms in children and teenagers, visit the CDC’s website.

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I have covid and so does my 8 month old. Severe diarrhea, slight cough, and fever were her symptoms. They came and went quickly for her :heart:

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Most likely the tummy flu? Fever? Or lethargy? Sleepy? Not eating… the likely hood of it being covid is slim

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Good luck, God bless!

I had 3 kids with it. 1st had runny nose, slight cough, no taste for 2 days. 2nd had fever and runny nose. 3rd never had symptoms

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Just get the kid tested ASAP if you’re worried that she contacted some kind of a viral infection. Projectile vomiting & diarhhea may be indications of a viral infection that may need prompt medical attention not just covid19.

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All this fake virus is is the flu give lots of juice/Pedialyte and lots of love and they will be fine

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Please dont take that advice ^ it can get really bad…

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Get him tested momma. Could be something else but yes its symptoms

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I myself have covid right now, diarrhea, no taste or smell, dizziness, I get hott, sweating…no fever tho. Everyone’s symptoms are so different! Good luck :+1:

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This is my daughter right now… she tested negative for covid, influenza and strep… doctors couldn’t give me and answer and we are day 5 of fevers…
Sleepy
Vomit
Diarrhea
Not eating
(Drinks fluids like a rockstar)
Runny Nose
These are my daughters symptoms. Shes 3.

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My baby was 2. She only had 2 fevers on different days within 2 weeks. No other symptoms. She was fine.

Everyone’s symptoms are different if the babies are sick go to urgent care or the dr. I don’t think anyone should mess with illness with this going around. My nephew has it and has had it for weeks still sick.

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Omg seriously? Do not get a child tested over a stomach bug. That is completely ridiculous. Covid is not a stomach bug so if those are your only symptoms it’s stupid to even bother with a test. :woman_facepalming: Do you even realize how many false positives there are? Why would you even risk that over some tummy symptoms. Come on people. Use some freaking common sense. Not every illness is Covid.

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My son had covid and all he had was a headache, nausea, diarrhea…thats literally ALL he had. No fever, coughing etc

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The test is horrible for adults and even worse for babies. Get all other tests done before resorting to that and the stomach bug is bad enough with other kids so you don’t want that getting spread either.

My daughter threw up the first night. The next day her body was very hot, a fever, coughing and could barely move. She laid on the couch, couldnt even lift her head

It’s flu season get those kiddies a flu shot!

I don’t believe all this covid crap. But whatever…with that being said my two babies have been sick for three days now and had ALL the covid symptoms so they got tested today. For covid the flu and rsv. Guess what?!? I would get my babies tested every single day for a year for covid rather than them being tested once more for the flu or rsv. The covid test they swabbed the inner nostril three times each nostril. The flu and rsv they hit their brain.( seemed likeit) Even caused my son’s 3 yo nose to bleed :pensive:It was AWFUL. Traumatizing painful and sad. All for them all to come back negative and be diagnosed with severe sinus infection. PROTECT YOUR BABIES. YOU DO WHAT YOU THINK IS BEST. the covid test was a walk in the park today.

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My daughter has COVID right now,but it appeared like a sinus infection. I would say have him tested because you never know what he could have. Even though the symptoms may not be listed, it doesn’t mean it is not COVID. That is what I found out with my daughter.

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