Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: didi | 2012-06-13

Q.

15 days old

I have a 15 days old infant and her sister is 2years 5 months old ,the sister is having flu &  cough very terrible a dry coughing sometimes when she cough she vomits now she had infected the 15 days old infants ,she also struggles to cough &  vomits when oughing . Could you please help me out because I understand that an infant below 3months is not suppose to get flu or cough

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It sounds as if your older child has whooping cough. She has infected her baby sister. Whooping cough can be a dangerous illness in newborn babies.Please take both of your children to see your paediatrician as soon as possible.

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