Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Lin | 2010-05-13


4 year old son always getting sick

I have a 4 and a half year old son that in creche for the 1st time this year. The thing is that he''s always getting sick. He get''s a cold and upper respitory infection. He get''s better and when he''s well I send him back to school. He''s not there for 2 weeks then he''s sick again. He''s had upper respiroty infection and a terrible tummy bug - was hospitalised - a month ago. He''s been at school a week and a half and now he''s got a terrible cold again.
He''s " mangels"  was removed last year, and they cleaned up his sinusses in one go.
But I''m really disheartened!

Expert's Reply



Your son is having the typical 'creche syndrome' problems usually seen in slightly younger children who attend a creche. This is the problem of the repeated infections which your son is having.He should be removed from the creche now as it is not worthwhile him being ill all the time including having already been admitted to hospital.

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Posted by: kermie | 2010-05-13

change your creche - my daughter was exactly the same in a creche that she was at and we put her in a way nicer creche where they are really strict at people bringing sick kids. Also put him on Viral guard every day and see the difference

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