Childhood Diseases

Posted by: sumaiya | 2010-05-27


persisting cough

my 3 year old son is coughing for just over a month.He has taken 3 sets of antibiotics.The first one helped he was fine for 3 weeks went back to playschool and for a week i let it ride its course with no medication. Took him through to gp put him on oralox antibiotic helped for a week.Went back to school and got it again.Left him for a week again.He then started getting fevers and stopped eating so i took him to another gp.They put him on purimycin and betanoid syrup corticosteroid syrup for 5 days.The cough is still persisting and i am giving him honey and nebulising him but he does not know how to cough up the phlegm.Pls advise.

Expert's Reply



Your son has had a difficult time with this cough and has had 3 lots of antibiotics and very strong cortisone medicine [Betanoid] and is still coughing. He is getting one infection after another at the creche which is known as the creche syndrome. Taking him out of the creche would be the best for his health this winter. He should be seen by a paediatrician so that a clear diagnosis of his problem can be made and that he can be placed on the correct teatment for the winter ahead.

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