Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Crystal | 2010-11-17


Gastro and Tonsils

My 9 year old son was diagnosed with Gastro last week 12 Nov 2010 and received the relevant meds. However the doctor did mention a touch of Tonsilitis but said I do not need an antibiotic because it is a viral infection. Well today 18 Nov 2010 his tummy started again, on top of that has a constant blocked nose and headaches. I don''t know what else to do and my medical aid for the year is already exhausted.
Please Help

Expert's Reply



It sounds as if your son has two separate problems. It is unusual for a boy of his age to have such persistent gastro. It is possible that he has picked up a nasty infection such as possibly a salmonella infection. Then he also has the symptoms of sinusitis. You can use Salex or Sterimar nasal spray to try to clear his nose but his gastro is a problem. You could try him on a Rehidrat solution which he must drink as often as possible through the day, follow the instructions on the packet. Also give him a good probiotic daily for 10 days. If he is not better after 48 hours of this treatment he should be seen by a doctor.

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