Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Adela | 2009/10/01

Q.

Persistant Coughing in 10 month old

My baby is 10 months old. She was hospitalised at 7 months for RSV, had swine flu at 8 months and now has another cold with a chesty cough. Is this normal? Does she need a doctor again?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is possible that your baby has developed another RSV infection as this can occur. Is she at a creche as she is getting frequent infections? You need to boost her immunity by using a probiotic such as Reuteri infant drops 1ml daily for a minimum of 10 days per month. Also put her on an immune booster such as Creche Guard. As she seems to be quite ill again now it would be best to see your paediatrician again.

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