Posted by: Granny | 2005/07/05


Chest infection

1yr 3month baby suffering with continous coughing - diagnosed on sunday with chest infection /gastro and doctor suspects an enlarged liver. Doctor is going todo chest xrays and tests. My worry is that his health is on & off this past 2 months and has not gained weight he need to and also the cough i suspect due to congested nose. Congested nose problem since birth. Been on more than three courses of anti biotics Weighs 7kgs. Please advise

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Your child is severely underweight and has a chronic illness from your description. I am suspicious about him having cystic fibrosis.Take him to your paediatrician and ask him directly if this is the diagnosis.

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Posted by: Tina | 2005/07/07

Hi Granny

Shame, poor little thing...

When my son's nose gets blocked we spray each nostril with Sterimar (natural sea water). You can use it from birth until adulthood.

Hope he gets better soon!

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