How is Covid 19 in children treated?

There is no known specific treatment for Covid 19. Most healthy children who get infected can recover at home, and usually get better within a week or 2.

It’s important to keep your child home, and away from other people, until your doctor or nurse says it’s safe for them to go back to their normal activities. This decision will depend on how long it’s been since the child had symptoms, and in some cases, whether they’ve had a negative test (showing that the virus is no longer in their body).

Doctors are studying several different treatments to learn whether they might work to treat Covid 19. In certain cases, for children being treated in the hospital, doctors might recommend trying these treatments.

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