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A 31-year-old female asked:

My husband tested positive for covid19 and our baby is 1 month old. i am very worried about her, can she get covid and what should i look out for?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
Recommendations:: You should isolate your husband and baby from one another if you can (separate room/bathroom/towels). If baby develops any symptoms, call her doctor. Seek care right away if persistent high fever, difficulty breathing, difficulty eating or drinking, any signs of dehydration, or if she becomes inconsolable or lethargic.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19: Agree with Dr. Mitchell. Recommend your husband be isolated in one room with a bath room. Keep the door closed. Keep the baby away from him. If windows to the room he is can be kept open - the ventilation can help. Remain at laeast 6 feet from and both wear masks if you are in a room together. If baby gets fever or difficulty breathing then would contact her pediatrician.
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Agree with others: I agree with Drs Mitchell and Fowler,but would also recommend you contact your baby’s doctor now so they are aware of the situation and can further advise you,as they know you and her best.Any other members of your household should also be isolated from your husband and baby. Babies of your child’s age are more susceptible to many infections, but we don’t know enough about Covid to know that yet.

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