Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mary | 2008/08/28

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Help 12 year boy with downs and autism

A really good friend of mine has a 12 year old boy with Downs and autism.

Over the last 3-4 months he has suffered from constant infections (ears, throat and chest) and has been on antibiotics alot of the time.
He has been on the whole quite well in himself during this period,but still cant shake off these infections, which is a worry.

He has also developed a rash on his tummy which started off as a few red patches (abit like excema as they look dry) he has been given cream and told that its a fungal infection and will clear up. However, its spread all over his tummy and into his groin area and is starting to get distressed about it.

He has also had some kind of infection in his cheek as it looked alittle swollen (cant remember name of that infection)but that has cleared up now.

My freind has been thinking for some time that there could be an underlying problem and that these infections are a symptom of that???

Any ideas/advice would be greatly appreciated..in particular the rash ...as thats spreading and needs getting under control...he has already tried 2 different creams.

many thanks

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Children with Downs syndrome are more susceptible to certain infections especially respiratory infections.It is always difficult for me t try to diagnose a rash without being able to see the child. From your description it does sound like a fungal rash.Apply Canesten cream twice a day to the rash. If there is no benefit after 10 days this little boy needs to be seen by a dermatologist.

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Posted by: r | 2008/08/28

i suggest your friend take him to the homeopath. they treat the root cause as opposed to the symptoms.

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