Covid-19 Symptoms

And the lesser-known Symptoms

Covid – Children.
Covid presents differently in children and teenagers, often as a rash – sometimes on the fingers and toes – hence it’s known as Covid Toes.

Contact your child’s doctor right away

Some children and teens who had a coronavirus infection develop a life-threatening condition called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). Contact your child’s doctor right away if your child (or teen) develops any of the following symptoms:


Abdominal (in your belly) pain




Bloodshot eyes

Call 999 if your child:

has a stiff neck
has a rash that does not fade when you press a glass against it (use the “glass test” from Meningitis Now)

is bothered by light has a seizure or fit for the first time (they cannot stop shaking)

has unusually cold hands and feet has pale, blotchy, blue or grey skin has a weak, high-pitched cry that’s not like their usual cry

is drowsy and hard to wake is extremely agitated (does not stop crying) or is confused

finds it hard to breathe and sucks their stomach in under their ribs

has a soft spot on their head that curves outwards

is not responding like they usually do, or not interested in feeding or usual activities