Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Wendy | 2011-04-14

Q.

Vitamins for toddlers

My toddler began creche 2 months ago. I never prepped him with vitamins before, but I''m giving him Crecheguard, Viral Guard and Teddyvites everyday now. However he is still constantly sick with a runny nose, fever and now he started coughing. I can see he''s teething too as his hand is constantly in the mouth. My question is, how long will it take for all these vitamins to actually kick in? And am I perhaps giving him too much vitamins, that they are working against each other? I don''t want to overdose the child, but I so badly want him to be his old, happy, healthy self...

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little toddler started at this creche 2 months ago and he is already constantly sick-and it is not winter yet.He has not responded to three kinds of immune booster and vitamin supplements. There is no need to give him all of these vitamins, Creche Guard is sufficient. Also give him a probiotic such as Probiflora Children's for 10 days a month through the winter months. If he continues t be ill so often it would be best to take him out of the creche.

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