Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Unimommy | 2011-06-01

Q.

1 year old son - RSV

Hi doc

My son was hospitalised with RSV on 20/04/2011, he was in hospital for 2 days and i continued to nebulise for 8 days after and kept him home. He did not go back to creche until 10 days after released (my choice) This happened after my son has been ill every month from January between the 20th and the 25th. In April i decided to take him to the peadiatrician as I could not understand why he gets so sick and every time the gp gives a different diagnosis. No my son is coughing again at night and has a runny/stuffy nose and his eyes are reddish and again there is this yellow puss coming out of his eyes at night, same as when he went to hospital last month.

Please help as I know a child who suffered the same until finally a doctor confirmed that he needs to be on an asthma pump because it was all to do with allergies.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby son has the typical problems of a creche-going child. This is known as the 'creche syndrome',one respiratory illness after another. No sooner is he over one than he catches the next infection going around the creche. He should be taken out of the creche and cared for at home. He is getting repeated virus infections and has recently been hospitalised. Babies can get RSV infections more than once. This is not due to an allergy.

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