Childhood Diseases

Posted by: suzy | 2012-05-08



Hi doc,
My baby boy is now 19 months old. For 2weeks now he refuses to eat his food during the day and at night and only eats his poridge in the morning. He started crech last month and have a tantrum since he started there, he will throw himself on the floor and kick his legs when he doesnt get his way or will cry the whole time where i can no longer stand his cryin. Even during the night he wakes up of cry (almost like nagging) doesnt want bottle or lie down and wants to sit up and then i think maybe he''s awake of hunger but refuse food. He recently got a cough where the doctor gave him medication and its in to the second week and his stil coughing and throws up everytime he coughs. Im worried i dont knw why all this is happening at once. Do i need to take him to see a paediatrician.


Expert's Reply



It is almost ceratin that your son has whooping cough.He was probably infected by one of the other children attending the creche.It is important to treat whooping cough early and with the correct antibiotic,otherwise this illness can last for 3 months.Please take your son back to the doctor or to a paediatrician and inform the doctor that your son has whooping cough.

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Posted by: Barbara | 2012-05-29

I''ve made a promise to myslef  I will NOT look for lego in the hoover dirt...unless it seems like one of those important pieces  -)Kristina, Duncan has been eating crackers and cheese all morning, and quoting large chunks of ''Wallace and Gromit''!

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