Childhood Diseases

Posted by: janine | 2011/02/17


Child not eating

My son is now 13months and he does not want to eat fingerfoods etc. He usually eats very good but as of late he has lost his appetite. He is currently on antibiotics because he has ear and throat infection. Can the antibiotics be the cause, because he is much better now but does not want to eat.

Expert's Reply



Make sure that your baby's nose is open as he will not eat well if his nose is blocked.Use saline nose drops such as Salex twice a day if his nose is blocked. Otherwise he may still have a bit of a 'scratchy' throat after his recent throat infection which will soon settle down. Give him a good probiotic for 10 days to counter the effects of the recent antibiotic.

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Posted by: adrie | 2011/02/17

Child 2 and a half years old, refuse to eat anything. She only drinks water. Please help

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