Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Renee | 2010/08/25



Hi Doc, my 4yr old was diagnosed with asthma last yr. He was admitted for Bronchpneumonia and admitted then. I took him out of chrech as it was clear that is where he got infections. he was admitted again in May this with the diagnosis. Ever since then he is ill every every month, but after recovery I take him back to chrech as I feel he need to be prepared for Grade 1. Can you please advise

Expert's Reply



This does not sound like asthma, but more like repeated chest infections. These infections are probably caused by virus infections each time. Being in a creche exposes your son to other children with coughs and colds and so he tends to pick up one infection after another. He should have grown more resistent to infections by now but he has not and he is payi=bng a high price for staying in the creche with repeated hospital admissions. It will soon be spring so it is really too late to take him out of the creche now. So keep his nose clear by using Salex nose drops twice daily.Boost his immunity by giving him Scotts Emulsion daily.Also give him a a probiotic [Probiflora] for 10 days per month.

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