According to data from the ZOE Symptom Tracker App, fatigue is one of the main symptoms in children with COVID-19.
Data revealed 55 percent of children suffered with fatigue, with many becoming withdrawn.
In toddlers this could reveal itself in tantrums and crying fits.
“It has to do with substances called cytokines that the immune system produces when under attack,” said DR Richard Watkins, an infectious disease physician and a professor of medicine at the Northeast Ohio Medical University.
“Those cytokines signal to your body that it’s time to go to work and fight off an infection, but the aftermath can make you feel tired. After all, your body is focusing its energy on fighting off an invader, even if you can’t see it.”
Published at Mon, 11 Jan 2021 15:54:00 +0000