Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Chants | 2010-05-03


Sick 14monld old

Hi. My baby girl is 14 months old. She started coughing last thursday night. Coughed so bad friday morning, she vomited. Went to gp, got antibiotics, cough mix &  panado. She has phelmy cough. Nose runny in day &  blocked at night. Today is monday. She has vomited again, meds &  milk (and twice the weekend). She doesnt eat at all, just milk formula. She has nappy rash. Pls help me, what else must i do? She doesnt sleep well, cries when she coughes, but cant keep medicine down. Help pls!

Expert's Reply



From your description of your baby's illness I suspect that she has whooping cough. She should be seen by a paediatrician as it helps if the diagnosis is made early and treatment with the correct antibiotic and possibly a short course of a cortisone medicine may be rquired. This will help to shorten the length of time this illness lasts. If not treated early whooping cough can last as long as 3 months.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.