Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-07-07


baby always has cold and cough

My baby is at creche, a good one, because I work all day. She is developing very well but she is almost never without a cold. And the colds always develop into a mucous chest cough. I take her to the doctor whenever the mucus is greenish from her nose or throat. Someone told me just keep on using bisolvon linctus but I would love to have my baby have one day without coughing. She is now 16 months old.

Expert's Reply



Your baby is showing the typical illnesses which occur in babies who attend a creche. It is called the 'creche syndrome'. It is not the creche as such which is the cause, but there will always be a child who is ill at any given time and will affect the other children in the creche.Give your baby a good immune booster such as Creche Guard and also give her a probiotic such as Reuteri infant drops for 10 days each month in the winter months.

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Posted by: Anon | 2009-07-08

My baby is also suffering with the cough and cold. I did not take her to the doctor yet. She does not drink the medication that he prescribes. I am using mucospect. It does not help much.

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Posted by: Concerned | 2009-07-08

My baby has developed a cough and sore throat. No runny nose or fever as yet. He is taking Bisolvin Linctus for the cough.
He does not want to drink or eat because of the sore throat. The antibiotic that the Paed has prescribed does not have a pleasant taste and the baby refluxes all of it up and gags at the first taste of it. Is it possible to get an injection for the treatment of the sore throat or is there perhaps throat spray for 5 month olds?

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