Childhood Diseases

Posted by: DJQ | 2010-06-10


Constantly sick runny nose sore throat &  teething

Hi Doc
For the past 2 months my son of 9 months has been sick every second week. In April he has been hospitalised for pnemonia &  measles he recovered and about 2 weeks after that he keeps getting sick. He doesnt drink milk very well as he has a problem breathing he drinks a little &  pushes out the bottle. He has been to the doctor 3 times I have given him antibiotics (purbac)prescibed by the doctor nurofen for Pain &  fever, nazo which you stick on to calm the chest, iliadin to spray in his nose but he has not perscribed anything for the throat. I dont know what else to try he is also due for his 9 months immunisation but I am aware that as long as he is sick he wont be able to get immunised. What can I do to help my baby breathe easy &  drink milk properly. Thank you for your assistance

Expert's Reply



You do not mention if your baby is at a creche as he is getting one viral infection after another. Try the following: keep his nose as clear as possible by using Salex nose drops twice daily. Give him a probiotic such as Reuteri drops 5 drops daily to enhance his immunity as well as Creche Guard daily. If his problems continue I will advise you further.

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