Childhood Diseases

Posted by: ZDG | 2009-07-21



Dear Dr My Son is not well the Paed said he has herpes (mouth sores ) precribed an antibitotic , stoppyne and daktarin gel
Is this contagious becus i notice the other twin is also refusing feed and drinks
How can i avoid this from happening again
he also recommened Zimplex immune booster can i give this everyday
what is your advise on this thank you

Expert's Reply



Your son has a virus infection of his mouth called herpes stomatitis. It is infectious and other children can be infected by the same virus. The antibiotic will not help for a viral illness so stop this and you should not give your child Stopayne which contains codeine. Daktarin gel is for thrush and will not help either. Apply Teejel to the ulcers as this relieves the pain.Also only use Panado for pain. If your son won't eat or drink you will need to watch that he does not become dehydrated. He should be seen again by the paediatrician if he continues to refuse to eat or drink.
Zinplex is a good immune booster at this age.

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