Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: J | 2010-06-25

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Low immune system of 2 year old

Hi My son is 2 years old and attending creche. For the past 6 months, he has been sick, and always at the doctors, every 3 or 4 weeks. When his condition does get better, then he gets re-infected by the others at his creche. He struggles to breath at night, and very often his temperature goes to about 41 degrees. No antibiotics or medication is helping him. Last week when he went to get his blood tested, his results came back saying that his immune system is very low and may have to get immune boosters once a month at a hospital, through drips. Is this necessary? Is there any other natural way that he can have his immune system boosted. He has to be in creche, but what else can we do, to prevent him from always getting sick.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

It is obvious that your child should be taken out of the creche. He is always ill and is at doctors very often and probably is often on antibiotics.He has the problems of the so-called 'creche syndrome' Now his doctor wants to give him intravenous gammaglobulin. This is only usually necessary in rather extreme circumstances.In most cases the immunoglobulins that are presently low with your son will return to normal by themselves with time. You need to rather formulate a plan to take your son out of the creche for the rest of this year at least. Having a child minder at home may be one solution.In the meantime give him Creche Guard daily and keep his nose clear on a daily basis by using Salex nose drops.

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Posted by: J | 2010-06-25

Thank you for the speedy response

He did have his adenoids removed and grommets put in 6 months ago, but will check again.

Thanks again

Reply to J
Posted by: Mari | 2010-06-25

Hi J,

Have you ever considered an ENT, to see the condition of his tonsils, my son had the same, and his tonsils were removed at 21 months. Tonsils can really make a child very sick, struggling to breath, fever etc.

Hope your baby is getting better soon.

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