Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Racoon | 2011/10/02


Re: Pneunonia treatment

Dear Prof

I am happy to say that it is going much better with my son. His fevers stopped on Saturday afternoon, and his breathing rate went down from just under 60 to about 45. He is still very pale, hardly any appetite, and has crackly breathing with some wheeze and I am nebulizing him with Duolin for that. Guess it will take a while longer for his lungs to recover. It has been a harrowing week, and should this happen again (hopefully not!) I wil rather have him admitted. The little struggled too much (as did us, his parents).

On a maybe lighter note - he was prescribed Zinnat which he took without problems for 2 days. On the 3rd day he simply refused, and no amount of coaxing, threatening, pleading or tricking could get him to take it. He would start spitting when he saw the spoon or syringe. I ended up having to take him to his daymother at his creche twice a day from whom he happily takes the meds, and also from the sister at the pharmacy clinic! Why do kids do that?

Many thanks for your input through this ordeal, it is appreciated a great deal!

Expert's Reply



You are very welcome.I don't want to harp on the same theme, but your son should have been treated in hospital. His confused state at the start of his illness was of concern.Your experience with Zinnat is a common problem.

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.