Maumee Pediatric Associates experiencing uptick in kids exposed to or testing positive for COVID-19

dr. Noah Sutter says that with the start of school, it really does seem like the problem is getting worse.

MAUMEE, Ohio – A Maumee pediatrician says the phone is ringing with the new school year underway and he has a warning for parents.

Michelle Ramlow, a mother of two, says she is concerned.

“I feel like if we’ve noticed people debunking more, kids are exposed to normal germs they haven’t exposed to in so long. I mean my son, he’s two. So it’s mainly been COVID,” Ramlow said.

She says she doesn’t feel like her 2-year-old son’s immune system is strong enough to handle the outside world.

dr. Noah Sutter, a pediatrician at Maumee Pediatric Associates, says Ramblow isn’t alone.

“Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a big increase in concerns about exposure to COVID, and also we’ve started seeing more positive cases. turn into.”

He says it happens at the worst of times, especially for parents like Ramlow, who want to see her 4-year-old in class this year.

“I actually think it’s super exciting that he goes to school. I’m looking forward to that. And with the delta variant, as I said, we just do what we can. So we know it’s there. We have to be smart , then take the same precautions we did,” Ramlow said.

Doctors say that again means children wear masks and not gather indoors with large crowds.

“It’s not fun. I don’t like it, but if we want to keep kids in school — which everyone wants to keep kids in school — we need to do a better job of being aware of the potential exposures again. Some of those locking things up,” Sutter said.

Ramlow says it’s a scary time and she knows that parents are doing their best because unfortunately they’ve had to juggle this once before.

Sutter says your kids should start taking their medication now if they have allergies, and if you see any COVID-19 symptoms, call your pediatrician for the best advice.


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