Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: GT | 2008/08/20

Q.

Antibiotics

Hi Doc

My son is 2 1/2 years old , since he started nursery school he' s been sick with flus and cold and the Dr or paed would prescribe antibiotics , I' d just like to how what is the side effects of antibiotics and how much is too much ?

Many thanks
Regards
G T

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The primary problem with your child is that he has the typical problems which are now known as the 'creche syndrome' He is constantly ill because he is being exposed to other children who have one or other illness. This problem is always worse in winter. Antibiotics also kill the normal bacteria in the intestine which are important in protecting the immune system and in vitamin formation. So you need to weigh the advantages of keeping your son in the nursery school against the fact that he is always ill and needs frequent antibiotics. Give him probiotics such as Probiflora for children as well as Viral Choice Junior to enhance his immunity.

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