Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ASH | 2008/10/17

Q.

Sick Child

Good Day Doc

I would like to find out my son almost 3.5yr old is sick. he was on antibiotics and it didnt help. he has a terrible cough in the morning and at night. i have also been giving him bronchoped. On Thurs morning he woke up and has this green gmge cuming out of his eyes. It looks to me like sinus. I dont want to take him back to the doc as all they do is put antibiotics in his mouth. If you feel that i need to then i will or otherwise do you have any advise for me to help him........

Enjoy your Weekend Doc

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The antibiotics did not help because this is a viral infection. Your son has had a very bad cold which has also affected his chest. Clean his eyes with a dilute salt solution [a quarter teaspoonful of salt dissolved in a cup of boiled water which must be allowed to cool before using]Give him a children's probiotic to boost his immune system such as Probiflora once daily for 10 days. Keep up with the Bronchoped.He will get better by himself. It usually takes 10 days to 2 weeks to recover from an illness like this.

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