Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Adi | 2009-09-07


Swine flu?

I took my 1 year old daughter to casualty on Thur last week (we could not get in with our pead last week at all). She was diagnosed with phlegm on her chest and " tonsils the size of golf balls" . She was prescribed Orelox which we have just finished, but her tonsils are still inflamed and she is still coughing terribly. Could this be swine flu or just a resistant infection which might require q further anti biotic to clear it up?
Thank you for your time.

Expert's Reply



This is not Swine flu. Your daughter does appear to have a viral infection of her chest called bronchiolitis. This usually takes at least 10 days to clear. Keep your daughter's nose clear by using saline nosedrops such as Salex twice daily. If she has any difficulty in drinking from her bottle due to her being short of breath or if her breathing is rapid or if she shows any sign of being breathless, please ask your doctor to see her again.

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