Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Michele | 2011-08-01

Q.

Constantly sick

16mnth old baby always sick, tonsillitis, ear infections, twice in hospital with pneumonia. All allergy test was normal. Always on antibiotics, almost every 3weeks, just of the one and back on it again

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Is your child at a creche becuse this sounds like a typical 'creche syndrome' problem. If your baby is at a creche he/she should be removed and cared for at home. Your baby has already been admitted to hospital twice for pneumonia.If your baby is not at a creche he/she needs to be seen by a paediatrician and should have his/her immunoglobulin levels tested to see why his/her immunity is so poor.Other tests such as a full blood count are also needed.

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