Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: kermie | 2008/09/14

Q.

anti biotics

hi there my little girl is 2 years old and for the past year more or less has constantly been on antibiotics and always for the same thing. Either ears are red and she has mucous in her chest and all this starts with post nasal and goes straight to the chest. We are giving her the chamiflor and gummy vites and now our doc has said we must give her the viral guard and chamiflor daily. The doc said she actually cannot have anti biotics again this year as she has no immune system now and that her teeth will start to rot too if she carries on on them. She is at a new educare where there are only 7 kids in the class and they are really strict if you are sick.
Please what can I do to boost her immune - so worried!! What is causing this all the time??

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter has had one upper respiratory infection after another this past winter. In part this may be due to constant exposure to other children at her school one or other of whom will always be carrying some virus. This is despite there only being 7 children in her school and the strict policies about sick children not being allowed to attend the school.She has had so many antibiotics this winter that your paediatrician is now concerned about her. Firstly please give her a good course of probiotics. This should be continued for at least 4 weeks. Give her Probiflora children's chewable tablets one daily. In addition start her on Viral Choice Junior every day. Do not give her the extra vitamins once she is on the Viral Choice.

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