A 26-year-old female asked:
I have tested positive for covid and have a 6 week old baby. pediatrician says babies do okay with covid and not to worry. will he likely get covid? he has no symptoms currently and i am on day 5 since exposure and day 3 since symptoms began?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantinoanswered
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
As a guideline, I think day 5 after exposure is pretty key as to whether one develops covid but. I don't have experience with newborns. Stay in touch with the pediatrician if you have any concerns about your baby.
Reviewed Dec 24, 2022
Dr. Amrita Dosanjhanswered
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Most likely he will experience no or mild symptoms. Use a mask, good hand washing. After day 5 the transmission is possible but continues to decrease with time. Watch for signs of poor feeding and breathing difficulty.
Reviewed Dec 23, 2022
Last updated Dec 24, 2022
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