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If a child aged 4 gets covid with minimal symptoms(100 fever and cough) and he recovered within a week without any antibiotic. his immune system would be weak during the period he had covid?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
A child who was infected with COVID would not benefit at all from an antibiotic since COVID is a viral infection. If there was a second infection, with bacteria, then antibiotics could help. The fact that the young child recovered points to a healthy immune system working normally and not excessively. No weak immune system here.

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