Childhood Diseases

Posted by: HMom | 2010-12-07


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Hello Prof,
My little girl, 2 who is a viral wheezer sometimes after her rsv in april. She has been much better over the last couple of month except when she got chicken pox in November then her cheset started again, but that is to be expected as CPox is a virus. Her chest hasnt come right properly yet which surprised me as it it a bit long now but on Friday i found that she is getting BOTH her big back molars at the bottom and she is really struggling with this. I give her ponstil in the morning and rub Vidol powder on at 12 and 4 and before she goes to sleep which works nicely. My question is though can this be causing a bit of coughing in the morning and the phlegm that i can feel vibrating when i put my hand on her back? I know the saliva pools in their throat and then drips. Would this be increased when teeting these big teeth? I am giving her Mucospect in the early evening, also spray that salt nasal spray 2ce daily and she is on the Seretide pump. Some days are worse than others but she isnt sick.
Also she is in her creche concert tomorrow eveing - do you think it is ok to take her out in the evening - it is very hot here today in CT.
Also another question - would she need to stop her Seretide pump if it is working for her?

Expert's Reply



Good question which you have set out very well.It is not unusual for children who have had a viral chest infection to take 6 weeks or longer to recover completely. The main point is that you mention that your daughter does not look ill so she is slowly recovering from her chicken pox chest infection which is usually quite severe.Her teething is purely coincidental now.Continue on the Seretide pump which is the correct treatment for her as well as the Mucospect and the saline nasal spray twice daily which are also the correct treatments.She will get better by herself.

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