Childhood Diseases

Posted by: HMom | 2011/09/01



Hi Prof,
Last Tuesday my little girl 2y8m''s paediatrician said she had pneumonia on a little section on left side. He also found she still had fluid in her ear from an infection on 8/8. He told me to neb 3x daily with duolin and for ear he prescribed Augmentin again (she was on it on 8 Aug. I did this and on Sat moring she came out in an awful rash consisting of four different looking spots. One like measles, one like flea bites, one jus an outlike of a skew circle and one " welts"  - all at same time. We took her to Panarama Hos and the paed there took her off the anti-biotic. She said the pneumonia her cleared but the ear still wasnt right and her nose still stuffy. She prescribed Sterrimar to clean the nose 3 x daily (2 sprays)  Illiadin 3 x daily (2 sprays) and Besinol (2 sprays 3 x daily). In addition to this she also prescribed Desolex syrup which was for the rash which has now disappeared. My little girl is happy again and back at creche (she demanded to go back to be with her friends). My problem is they are renovating at the school - painting all the classes bright colours, laying nice new carpets in the hall , new cuboards and it is a little chaotic which i am not too concerned about BUT what about the smells from the paint and dust? Wont that effect her chest again? They are closing all the classroom doors when painting in there and opening outside doors while the kiddies are in the hall and then when painting the hall the kiddies will be in the church they are trying but what do you think of this?

Expert's Reply



Thank you.This is a good question. Firstly it is important for you to know that your daughter is allergic to penicillin. She has had an allergic reaction known as 'urticaria' to the Augmentin she was given. Augmentin contains a penicillin derivative called 'amoxycillin' plus clavulanic acid.Her urticaria rash responded well to Deselex which can now be stopped.There is no doubt that her airways will still be very sensitive after her recent pneumonia. It is not a good idea for her to be exposed to building dust and strong smells such as paint at this time. If you can keep her away from the school until the end of next week it should give her time to recover.

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