Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: dee | 2010-10-18

Q.

SON 2 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS

DEAR PROF
MY SON STARTIN G A WHEEZING COUNG EARLY THIS MORNING IT IS NOT A CONSTANT COUGH HE ALSO HAS A BLOCKED NOSE AND A SLIGHT FEVER PLEASE CAN YOU LET ME KNOW WHEN TO PANIC I WILL JSUT BE GIVING SALEX DROPS PANADO AND KARVOL CHEST RUB WHAT CAN BE WRONG WITH HIM PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF AND WHEN I SHUD TAKE HIM TO A PEAD OR WHEN THIS WILL CLEAR THANK YOU

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Your little son has developed a virus infection called bronchiolitis. This illness starts off with the symptoms of a cold and then the chest becomes involved.Typically wheezing starts as you have mentioned here.This illness usually lasts for 10 days,but can go on for longer. You are treating your son correctly. You only need to be concerned if he cannot sleep or will not eat or drink or if his breathing is very rapid.If you do become concerned about him you should take him to see your paediatrician.

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Posted by: Mommy | 2010-10-18

Hi it is probably a viral infection like the RS Virus which can take up to 10-14 days to clear completely. I think if his fever doesn''t get better within 3/4 days or if the wheezing gets a lot worse you can take him to a pead to check for secondary infections. Good luck! Doctor won''t prescribe antibiotics if its just a viral infection.

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