COVID and Kids: Prevention and Treatment Protocol in Children and Adolescents (2023)
Most children with COVID-19 handle the virus well and recover fully. Despite a lot of fear-mongering, COVID is not a deadly disease for most children. In fact, data show that the death rate is extremely low in patients under 17 years old. This guide aims to help you understand the real risks and know how to respond. The best thing you can do is focus on making sure your child is healthy overall and that their immune system is strong and robust.
Hydroxychloroquine in Children
In a Brazilian study (published on MedRxiv 2021) as a pre-print, children with moderate symptoms were given hydroxychloroquine sulfate 6.5 mg/kg/dose every 12 hours in the first day and 3.25 mg/kg/dose every 12 hours from day 2 to 5.
It was possible to observe in patients treated their symptoms of COVID-19 (group 3) with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for five days, presented statistically better improvement of the symptoms when compared to those that did not follow the protocol (p = 0.039). Three patients were hospitalized and discharged after recovery.
Talk to your pediatrician before giving any supplement to your child. Most milk formulas for kids are already fortified with multivitamins. Taking too much multivitamins might be harmful to your kids.