Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jenny | 2012-07-01

Q.

4 year old child not eating

Hi There. My 4 year old child hasnt been eating for 2 weeks. The Docter said he has tonsilitis and put him on course of antibiotics, He finished the course and I took him back to the docter and he said that he still has it and put him on another course of antibiotics. My son is only drinking juice he doesnt want anything else. I started giving him rooibos tea. Please can you give me advise. I am really worries.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is unusual and there must be a reason why your son's appetite has become so poor. It is possible that his tonsil infection has still not cleared or he may have a problem called a tonsil abscess. It would be best to ask your doctor to see him again. In the meantime give him probiotics daily such as Probiflora Chewable once daily.

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