Covid in Children Under 5 Symptoms


As of my last update in September 2021, COVID-19 symptoms in children under 5 years old can vary and are often similar to those experienced by older children and adults. However, it’s important to note that young children may not be able to communicate their symptoms effectively, which can make it challenging to identify COVID-19 in this age group. Common symptoms in young children may include:

  1. Fever or chills
  2. Cough
  3. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  4. Fatigue or tiredness
  5. Muscle or body aches
  6. Headache
  7. Sore throat
  8. Loss of taste or smell
  9. Congestion or runny nose
  10. Nausea or vomiting
  11. Diarrhea

It’s crucial for parents and caregivers to closely monitor their children’s health and seek medical attention if they notice any concerning symptoms. If you suspect your child may have COVID-19, it’s essential to follow local health guidelines, get tested, and keep the child isolated to prevent potential transmission to others.

Please keep in mind that the situation regarding COVID-19 is constantly evolving, and new information may be available beyond my last update. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 symptoms in children under 5, I recommend referring to reliable sources such as the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).