Childhood Diseases

Posted by: GT | 2008/08/20



Hi Doc

My son is 2 1/2 years old , since he started nursery school he' s been sick with flus and cold and the Dr or paed would prescribe antibiotics , I' d just like to how what is the side effects of antibiotics and how much is too much ?

Many thanks

Expert's Reply



The primary problem with your child is that he has the typical problems which are now known as the 'creche syndrome' He is constantly ill because he is being exposed to other children who have one or other illness. This problem is always worse in winter. Antibiotics also kill the normal bacteria in the intestine which are important in protecting the immune system and in vitamin formation. So you need to weigh the advantages of keeping your son in the nursery school against the fact that he is always ill and needs frequent antibiotics. Give him probiotics such as Probiflora for children as well as Viral Choice Junior to enhance his immunity.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.