Posted by: mamo | 2011/03/14


Child always sick after starting creche

Hi Doc,

Will you be able to advise on which vitamins is better to give for an toddler of 2 years old.

my 2.5year old daughter just started creche 2 months ago. she is forever sick with infections, shes had flu, running tummy, pneumonia, high fever and vomiting. But now there is this constant runny nose, since Jan shes been on 3 different sets of antibiotics, shes taken different cough and sinus medication, all medication is finished but still not getting better. I cant take it anymore. Is there any supplement u can recommend that can atleast boost her immune system to fight off these infections. The crè che has also advised parents to give the kids crè che guard, vitamin c and omega oils for brain development.

But which one? Can I give omega oils to my daughter everyday? which one is the best one e.g. Omega 3,6,9 or a compination of it? He takes a mutivitamin every day the chewable one

thank you

Expert's Reply



It is obvious that your little girl is having a very difficult time with the so-called 'creche syndrome' and it is not even winter yet.At this rate she is going to have a very bad winter. I strongly advise you to take her out of this creche and keep her at home if you are able to do this. It is not worth the constant sickness and all the medicines she has to take to continue at the creche.If you have no alternative but to keep her at the creche then give her Creche Guard and any Omega3 preparation.

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.

user comments


Posted by: Yolandie | 2011/03/16

I also used creche guard - didn''t see a difference in how many times my 2 year old got sick - I started using Respitron (from Sporttron) and also Engystol (homeopathic ampules that I give to drink about 1 once a week) - it is very expensive but I my son is almost never sick anymore - don''t know if it''s a coincidence or the new vitamins. Good luck!

Reply to Yolandie

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.