Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Tonja | 2011-05-05


Bad Chest for the last 3months different antibiotics No results

My baby is 7 months old now and for the last 3 months her chest is really flemmy and irritated. I ve been to a few doctors now, GP &  Paeds. Had her on 3 different types of antibiotics , cough mixtures, alergy meds, nebs 2 differnt kinds. After the 3rd antibiotics that did NOT work again and gave her tissue salts nr5 if not mistaken. She got real better now for the last 2 weaks and last nignt out of the blue she starts coughing again , but now it sound like kinkhoes. WHAT MUST I DO??????????

Expert's Reply



It is possible, but not certain, that your baby has had whooping cough all along. This illness usually lasts for about 3 months in babies. Seeing that your baby is so young and that she has been seen by several doctors and has been on all kinds of medicines, you really need her to diagnosed correctly. It would be best for her to be seen by a paediatric pulmonologist. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.

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