Childhood Diseases

Posted by: TC | 2008/06/19


3 year old not wanting to eat


My daughter has always been a fussy eater. On Friday last week she came home sick from school and I took her to the Doc who said she had strep throught and gave her Zithromax to clear it up (3 days). That night we had a spagettie which she climed into and had 2 helpings.Since then eating has been a nightmare. For the last week breakfast and supper just wont go down. She just refuses to eat. During the day she will eat little bits like a bite of an apple, little bit of popcorn, some of her sandwitch at school.

I am scared to make an issue of it, just incase I make it worse. Is it just a fase she is going though, could she be sick again.

Doc please help I am really worried.


Expert's Reply



Your daughter has had tonsillitis over the past few days. Children do not like to eat when their throat is sore due to the tonsil infection. Sometimes when children are given Zithromax their appetite is also affected. She will start eating again when she feels better and the antibiotic course is completed.Make sure that she is drinking enough.

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