Loss of appetite is a sign of infection with the Coronavirus in children


Scientists have warned that loss of appetite may be a sign of infection with the Corona virus in children, as scientists have found that more than a third of children under the age of 18 years skip meals, which is a lesser known symptom of the coronavirus that parents should pay attention to, according to what the newspaper reported. The British Daily Mail.

A research team from College London monitored hundreds of infected children using a mobile app to track symptoms of Corona and found that the majority of children who test positive for the virus do not show the traditional signs of the virus, such as a persistent cough, fever or loss of smell.

Instead, they found that most children with the virus tended to skip meals, experience headaches, fatigue, and a lack of appetite.

The app also found that one in six people under the age of 18 develop a rash that is usually very itchy.

The National Health Services Authority advisesNHSCurrently people only get tested if they have a fever, persistent cough, and loss of sense of smell or taste.

More symptoms are being reported Covid-19 Doctors and scientists are learning more about the virus that emerged from the mystery only months ago.

Researchers have identified at least 20 people, whose symptoms range from a mild sore throat and dry cough to a rash outbreak and even psychosis.

The team that manages the applicationCovid-19 Symptom Tracker“It is collecting data from people who have reported self-reported symptoms and test results for months.


More than a quarter of a million school-age children have registered and used the app with the help of their parents.

The results are based on data from 198 children with positive tests and 15,800 negative tests making it one of the largest research complexes in the UK.

The team found that more than half of the infected children (52%) reported no classic symptoms affecting adults – such as coughing, fever, or loss of sense of smell.

It did not appear in a third of children with Covid-19 No signs of infection, reinforcing previous findings that many of them had no symptoms.

The top five symptoms in children under the age of 18 years of being infected with the virus were fatigue (55%), headache (53%), fever (49%), sore throat (38%) and loss of appetite (35%).

The app also found that one in six children (15%) who tested positive for the virus had a rash.

This was different compared to the application data on adults; Fatigue (87%), headache (72%), loss of smell (60%), persistent cough (54%) and sore throat (49%).

Said Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at London College and founder of the app Covid: “ Getting children back to school and keeping them in school is a priority, so it is imperative that we understand how it affects Covid-19 It is up to the children and to highlight the potential.

Knowing that babies have fewer respiratory symptoms, and are more likely to suffer from headaches, fatigue and a rash, will help parents make the right decisions to keep them at home until they feel better.


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