Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Tumi | 2009/06/18


Sick baby and flying

Hi Dr
My two and a half year old son had a sore throat 2 weeks ago and i took him to a GP who said his throat looked bad like he had tonsils. But he had just taken his tonsils and adenoids out 3 months ago .so tonsils was impossible.Nevertheless the Dr prescribed an antibiotic and said it should clear in a few days. three days later i woke up in the middle of the night to find him struggling to breathe and his tempertaure was 38 . I took him to the hospital emergency room and the Dr said it was croup and he was nebulised , given Prelone.The Dr said that although he was on an antibiotics , the dosage of 3 and half ml was too little for my son' s weight hence he wasnt getting better , so he prescribed 5ml for him to take twice a day. it has been 4 days now and he still coughs badly and has a runny nose.. I am really worried as we will be flying overseas in two days time and i am wondering if there is anything i can do. Or if there is course for concern. Should i travel with him or not, i tried to change flights and i am struggling to get alternate flights.

Expert's Reply



The answer is that your son should really not fly now, but in view of the difficulty in changing flights you may be no choice but to go. Use Salex nose drops 3 times day to clear his nose, complete the antibiotic and give him a probiotic to boost his immunity. Try Probiflora children's which he must take for 10 days.Keep on with the Salex twice day when you are overseas.

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