Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Gina | 2011-07-28



My child (3) has been sick since last week. Took to dr and she adviced I give her Deselex to build up her immune system because she is keeps on getting sick. She is in creche from this her creche guard cough syrup -antibiotics at pharmacy they say not necessary if she does not have a fever.
do I keep on with creche guard or must i get other cough meds.previously I gave her benilyn. Her chest is not wheezing any more but now she dry cough and coughs alot at night.

Expert's Reply



It seems that your daughter has had a recent viral infection of her uuper airways and chest. She now has a dry cough which may well be due to a condition called 'tracheitis'. This is still the result of her recent infection and is due to the fact that inflammation in the upper part of her windpipe or trachea is still healing. Sometimes this cough can last for up to 6 weeks. It may help your daughter to give her a soothing cough mixtute at night. Speak to your pharmacist.

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Posted by: Gina | 2011-07-29

She had fever at creche yesterday and again phlem on chest. I gave her corex and her cough syrup. I dont know if i must go back to doctor -medical aid con cons depleted so I have to pay cash every time. if its a virus antibiotics wont work.

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