Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Sunflower | 2009-04-01


Sick baby vs medicine -ADVISE PLS

My 4 and a half month old baby was diagnosed with " boonste lugweg infeksie" . I went to a normal dr he prescribed amoclan S 5 ml 3 times a day and tussitot 1.25 ml 3 times a day. The antibiotics seem alot to me for such a small baby and it is a 100ml and i have to finish it. Out of my own i nebulize him with saline 3 times a day and put illiadin 3 times a day for 5 days which will end tomorrow. Is all of this ok for such a small baby i am worried that it might affect his teeth one day and that the antibiotics might be too strong for his tummy. I did however get infanteforte which I mix in his milk. Tell me antibiotics 3 times a day every 8 hours, is that correct, which means i will have to wake him up during the night if he is not awake himself. He sleeps very bad, blocked nose, i did put karvol on a cloth close to him, should i use one of those things to clear out his nose? I am very worried that all this medications is bad for him and break down his system and make him more prone to get sick. Please give me some advise.

Expert's Reply



Your baby's infection is almost certainly caused by a virus and antibiotics are not necessary, especially such a strong antibiotic as Amoclan. All you need to do is to keep his nose clear by using Salex nose drops twice a day and by stopping all the other medicines and the nebuliser. He will get over this illness by himself. He will now need a probiotic for a few days.

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