Childhood Diseases

Posted by: AD | 2008-11-03


Sick Baby

My LO has been ill for weeks now. First he had the flu then he had a stomach bug which turn out to be the baby measles then he has the flu againat the moment he is recovering but had a terrible cough which the pead prescribed a pump for him three times a day. He is almost 11 mnths and weights 8.4 kg . He has lost weight because coughing made him vomit.

He now has a runny tummy it leaks out his nappy maybe 3 times a day. It has a sour smell, yellow and a bit of what resembles scrambled egg. Please help what can stop the runny tummy and how can he gain his weight back.
Please help my precious son.

Expert's Reply



This question is very difficult to answer with certainty as I am unable to examine your baby. Going by what you have written here your baby appears to have whooping cough. Did your paediatrician give your baby an antibiotic because his stools appear to be the kind caused by antibiotics. Give your baby Reuteri infant drops which is a probiotic. This will boost his immunity and also help with his loose stools.Speak to your paediatrician again and inform him/her that your baby probably has whooping cough.

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