Parents have been warned to be on the lookout for an unusual Omicron symptom in their children. A London doctor has reported that young children who have been infected with the new variant are developing rashes Dr. David Lloyd, a GP job in north London said that about 15% of children with confirmed Omicron cases develop spots.
They also experienced fatigue, headaches, and a loss of appetite, corresponding to the most common variant symptoms reported in adults thus far. The health expert told Sky News the difference in symptoms was “quite important,” along with the rash.
The doctor noted that the suggestion that cases are doubling quickly appeared to be right, from what he is seeing, adding, “So let’s hope that it isn’t as deadly as the Delta and let’s hope that we can get on top of it. But it’s a concerning time.”
“We’ve always had a small cohort of patients with COVID who are getting funny rashes, but up to 15 percent of the Omicron children are getting an unusual rash,” he said.
“So we’re starting to learn a little bit more about the virus and we are starting to look out for it .”It comes after an expert warned that COVID-19 jobs and cases could be missed as people look for the wrong symptoms.
COVID-19 symptoms include a new persistent cough, a high temperature, and a loss of taste and smell. However, doctors warn that signs of the Omicron variant, which is spreading in the UK and could prompt the implementation of Plan B, may be challenging to detect because the main symptoms differ from those currently outlined by the National Health Service. The NHS’s three symptoms were first introduced when the pandemic struck in March 2020, and the list has remained consistent despite the emergence of new strains.
According to doctors in South Africa, the Omicron variant’s main symptoms are fatigue, body aches, and a headache. According to Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a private practitioner and chair of the South African Medical Association, patients have not reported a loss of taste or smell.