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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: lezie | 2007/02/28

Q.

always sick

I have a 2 year old son. who is always sick. He had 9 infections last year. Always either ear, throat or chest or a combination of ear- throat infection. It is normal accompanied by a forst a snotty nose, then a cough, then vomiiting. The antibiotics would help for 2-3 weeks, but then it starts again.He has'nt been attended creche but stayed with my mom. This year however, he is attending creche and had one i9nfection thus far. the first course of antibiotics did not help and in the mist of the 2nd course, he fell sick again. dr thinks it is asthma. no sge thinks it is an allergy? it seems she is also not sure. please help

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a typical example of the so-called 'creche syndrome' .Your child is constantly ill because he is being exposed to all sorts of infections brought to the creche by the other children. The best thing would be to take him out of the creche as he is always having to take antibiotics, Keep him at home for another year and make sure to give him probiotic drops such as Reuteri drops for at least 4 weeks. It may be a good idea to add Viral Choice Junior especially during the winter months. This does not sound like an allergic problem or asthma.

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