Long COVID in Kids: Symptoms, and Treatment
Kids don’t get serious illness from a COVID-19 infection as often as adults, but they can still face complications. Some people who develop a COVID-19 infection can experience long-term effects, or long COVID. Anyone who has had a COVID-19 infection is at risk for this condition — even children.
What is long COVID?
How common is long COVID in kids?
What are the symptoms of long COVID in kids?
Smell and taste
What are the long-term health effects of COVID-19 in children?
What is multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) after COVID-19?
How do providers diagnose long COVID in kids?
What is the treatment for long COVID in kids?
How long does it take children to recover from long COVID?
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Z-Stack for Kids
Z-Stack is a multivitamin developed by Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, MD — a physician known for developing the "Zelenko Protocol" for treating and preventing COVID-19. He has since evolved his protocols to include a quercetin, zinc, vitamin D and C protocol for low-risk patients as well as guidelines for COVID-19 prevention.
In an effort to make it easier for patients, Dr Zelenko has developed an oral supplement that contains all four key ingredients: vitamin C, quercetin, vitamin D3 and zinc together. It’s referred to as 'Z-Stack Supplement'.
Dr. Zelenko has launched the Z-Stack vitamin for kids in the form of gummies, which could very well prove to be effective in the prevention and treatment of the COVID-19 in kids.