Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Tess | 2009/04/02

Q.

4yr old sleeping pattern and behaviour

My 4yr old was a prem of 30weeks, but is doing well. He has constant red eyes since last November despite drinking medicine for allergies. Recently started crying and fighting in his sleep and goes to sleep very late(22:00 and past even 01:00!!)
He refuses to listen at times and has terrible tantrums from time to time. He has a little sister, 10months and adores her. Could this be the reason????????

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The arrival of his sister may be one factor, but I suspect that your son has nose and eye allergies which have not been adequately treated.He needs to be seen by a paediatric allergist. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.

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