Children Battling Long COVID Months After Testing Positive

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CHILDREN have been left battling with long COVID months after testing positive for the potentially deadly virus.

Although it originally seemed like children were less likely to contract COVID-19 and if they did they were only likely to suffer mild symptoms there is a growing trend of children suffering longer term symptoms called long COVID.

The majority of children recover quickly from the virus but there is growing evidence that children can face long term health issues due to the virus. According to the Metro parents, support groups and experts have spoken out about the many cases of under 18’s suffering from long COVID.

The list of long-term symptoms due to long COVID runs to over a hundred different symptoms and this includes problems including appendicitis, liver damage, “COVID toes”, children experience seizures that they have never experienced before and feelings of receiving an electric shock in the head and eyes.

Retired consultant occupational physician, Dr Clare Rayner, caught COVID in March and still has not fully beaten the virus off, she is suffering from long COVID. Dr Rayner said, “We are seeing severe health damage. I have seen 12-year-olds that have not been able to go to school for a month or get out of bed.

“Awful, awful skin problems where it’s almost like they have got a problem with their blood vessels and so they start to get really dreadful skin problems, like areas of skin becoming really inflamed and actually blackened.

“This goes on for weeks and months.”

She also talked about the fact that “The message has been it doesn’t affect children and young people and that is not true.”


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