Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mom | 2012-03-15

Q.

flu and anastaesia

Hi Doc.
My two year old is due to go under anasthetic next week for a routine dental check. He has the flu and is on antibiotics till next week tuesday. Is it safe for him to go under while recovering? or should I rather postpone.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little son must not have an anaesthetic while he has a cold or flu. The dental check must be postponed until he is well again.

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