Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mommy | 2009-01-23

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22 month old

My little girl is constantly getting sick now that she is in chreche, It all begins with the runny nose, which then affects the ears , and throaght, then chest.
If I could clear her nose up as soon as it begins to run, all the other stuff can be avoided.
Demizin does not do the trick. The paeds here where I live (Cyprus) have prescribed sudafed.1.5 ml 3 times a day. this is not working either.
I did bring some celestamine with me to Cyprus as we cannot get it here, is it advisable for me to give it to herwhen her nose starts?if so how much?
OR Can you suggest something else.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Please do not give your little girl any Celastamine for colds. This is a powerful cortisone medicine. I also do not like Sudafed which makes children very hyped up and miserable and doesnt clear her nose anyway. It is no longer permitted for children under 5 years of age in South Africa.She has the typical problems associaited with going to a creche, the so-called creche syndrome. Keeping her at home would immediately solve your problems, perhaps by being looked after by a nanny?? In the meantime keep her nose clear with Salex nose drops twice a day and give her a probiotic such as Reuteri of Probiflora for children daily through the winter months. Try and get an immune booster such as Viral Choice Junior and give it to her daily as well.

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Posted by: Je | 2009-01-23

HOw is her Multivitamin intake, does she get enough vitamin C, Vidalin works for my kids plus Chewy C' s, you get the one that you take while the kid is ill and the one that you give her even though she is not ill to boost her immunity...

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