Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: newmoma | 2007/04/02

Q.

restless @ night - wants to play

Doc,
looking at all the postings - looks like lots of moms are having this problem - possibly the season, and allergies ?
GP gave me Allergex as well...
2 weeks ago my 14month old had his first tonsilitis (he has hardly been sick) so we got anti-biotics for ear infection that he had as well. 2 weeks later and he doesn't seem 100% yet - he's vomitted a few times at night. he wakes up at about 02:00 and cries to go walk around the house and play. Last 2 days he doesn't want to eat solids and hardly drinks milk / tea. / juice.
has a very blocked nose, esp at night - a little warmer than normal - not really fever, just warm on the head.
seems like his molars are coming out - he has his finger in his mouth (side, left) a lot.
should i take him back to the GP or is going to be just a bout of cold or something ? we are not on medical aid and i really can't afford to go to the GP all the time - but yet, i can't leave my baby if he's really sick !!! ???
pls HELP

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

He has had antibiotic treatment so his infection should be cleared up. Keep his nose clear with saline nose drops twice daily and give him Reuteri drops once daily for 10 days.He is getting his molar teeth now so this will worry him a lot. Give him Panado for pain at night only.If he does'nt settle down ask your doctor to check him again, but give him at least 10 days more.

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