Symptoms of viral pneumonia can be mild or severe. In fact, some people may mistake the symptoms of viral pneumonia for the common cold. If, however, they develop significant pulmonary symptoms such as shortness of breath or intractable coughing, medical care needs to be sought. If you experience symptoms of viral pneumonia, visit the nearest hospital or walk-in clinic, where the physician may recommend the following diagnostic tests and treatment options.
- If your child is feeling ill, as in they are running a fever, have a cough, congestion, have a sore throat, or are not able to smell or taste, it could very well be Covid-19 and you should have your child tested. If you suspect your child has this virus, you need to keep them at home from school and away from anyone else to prevent the virus from spreading and until you can have them tested.