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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: | 2018/11/12

Q.

Sick toddler

My 4 year old is sick every 2-3 weeks, since starting Preschool in January. Mostly with cold/flu like symptoms and a lot of coughing and twice landed in hospital with croup. My GP suggested the Beriglobin injection to help. He is constantly sick. He has been sick every 2 weeks the last few months, every time with fever for a few days. His allergy count is very high and he is already using a Fox Air inhaler and Antihistamine daily and I already limited his school hours as well. I want to know if this is a good way to go?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2018/11/13

This may be a good way to go, but it really would be best to first find out whether your 4 year old son has an immune deficiency or not. He may well have one or other of the various kinds of immune deficiency, particularly an immunoglobulin deficiency. It is recommended that your son is seen by a paediatric immunologist. If you are in Gauteng or KZN, I can highly recommend Dr Andre van Niekerk who is at the Clinton Clinic in Alberton and also works at the Alberlito Hospital in Ballito. 

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