Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anon | 2010-05-05

Q.

What could this be?

Hi Doc,

My daughter (19 months) started creche is jan since then we have been back and fourth to the doc countless times and was said she has " creche syndrome"  She has been well up until sunday when she started with a slight temp, then on monday the health department came around to her creche and gave her polio drops and a measles booster, so in saying that she has still has a temp but since monday we have noticed she now has bad breathe and this morning she started with a snotty nose(which has been clear for about 2 weeks now) and a little bit of yellow " pus"  in her eye. However at the moment she is cutting teeth. Could this all be teething related? What could be the cause of her bad breathe? I am also told she is eating fine at school but she is not interested in eating dinner ect and she usually loves her food. A Sister at the clinic told me to try her on demazin to dry her up as it might be " sinus"  although i know toddlers this age dont have sinus, what would you suggest?

Sorry for the long post.

Thanks for all your great advice!!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I agree that your little daughter is showing the typical problems seen with the so-called creche syndrome. She would really be best if taken out of the creche and cared for at home if this can be arranged. In the meantime she appears to have another infection and may have tonsillitis with her bad breath.Keep her nose clear by using Salex nose drops twice a day. Give her creche guard to increase her immunity and also give her a probiotic such as Reuteri once daily for 10 days per month each month through winter.If her bad breath continues she should be seen by a doctor.

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