Childhood Diseases

Posted by: HMom | 2010-11-22



hello Dr,
My little girl who is 23 months had chicken pox three weeks ago, was given anti-viral as she is a viral wheezer (had rsv in April), then anti-biotic as the chest didnt seem to get better...very phlemmy and coughing. But she was ok a week ago. Now she seems to be coughing a bit in the moring and is phlemmy again. Little wheezing too. I have been treating her with Sterrimar 2 x daily, rubbing her out with Pumabalm in the morning and evening and then her Sterritide pump which she is on 2x daily. I have also given her mucospect 1ce daily for about 3 days now.
Her dad has chicken pox now (diagnosed Thursday) and is at home - he was also given the anti-viral but it is quite bad. The pimples went from pimple to drying out and skipped the blister phase.
Do you think my daughter could be infected with the virus from dad or do you think it is just the weather - hot one day and cold the next? Am i treating her correctly? Thanks for your advice?

Expert's Reply



You have given an excellent account of your little girl's symptoms and of your concerns. Your daughter has had chicken pox and should now be immune to this illness and is unlikely to become re-infected again. Your daughter also has a problem with repeated episodes of viral wheezing.Each time she gets ill with a viral infection her chest will be infected and she will wheeze and cough. She can be ill for up to 3 weeks each time. You are treating her well and she is on the correct medicines. You do not need to concerned as long as she is eating reasonably normally and is able to sleep at night.

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