Ok so my youngest is 2 in may, for the last 5 months she has been very ill almost weekly.
Since Christmas she has come up with little red blistered spots al over her face and body, they look a lot like chicken pox but they are a weekly thing at the moment so doctor has rule out the pox.
She has had 6 chest infections and two ear infections which has left her with damaged lungs. It was all put down to mold in the house, but this has reduced greatly and she just seems to be getting worse. She sick at least once a day sometimes it hits double figures.
This week she has just finished her last course of antibiotics for another chest infection and was given the all clear, but her lungs are still bad so shes on the brown and blue inhalers. Last night her temp shot up to 38.7 and wouldn't go down we tried water calpol and put her in the bath for an hour at 3 am, it finally went down to 37.4 and she slept but since her temp went up shes had a very bad outbreak of blotches and spots on her face and belly, the worse outbreak to date.
I'm feeling totally helpless and i just wondered if anyone has had anything like this?
i cant help but this there is something really wrong with my little girl
my LO can't have penecillian (the one that triggered it was amoxicillan) as it brings them out in hives and caused sickness and diareoh. if being sick when on antibiotics then they won't really work, so often the dr will tell you to stop them to see if it stops them being sick, and then try a different one.
She has amoxicillan everytime and the rash goes for a few days but as soon as she stops it she gets ill again, i just don't get it we have allergy tested and took we off milk as advised, even the doctor seems baffled, just feeling so helpless.
i think you need to ask for a referral to a paediatrician. There is clearly something going on. You will need to keep extensive diaries and detail in them what she eats, symptoms she has, sickness, bowel movements and anything else relevant to her condition. if you get the information together ahead of the visit to the paediatrician, you'll save yourself wasting time recording after that.
the trouble is that once a child gets ill, they become more susceptable to anything going round.
If she is on brown and blue inhalers, you should make sure you don't use scented candles, airfresheners and household chemicals as these can exacibate conditions.
Thank you! I'm going to start recording it all from today, and request a pediatric referral, I don't use scented candles or strong chemicals ect as since moving here both my girls and my OH are on inhalers and i don't want to make things worse.
This is just a very, very small recommendation -- to go along with what others have said -- but just to mention -- I have found that for myself, when I'm getting acidophilus, I get sick less, so I give my toddler a lot of active yoghurt to eat to help keep illness away from her as well. Antibiotics kill friendly bacteria inside you, so acidophilus becomes especially important whenever you take an antibiotic.
It's like -- you've got an army that fights illness, and then the illness has its army. And sometimes yours is overpowered, so an antibiotic comes and drops a bomb on both armies. :-) Which means the illness is killed! But so is your army. And so now you're defenseless. Acidophilus helps restore your army. If you'll forgive the silly analogy!
But I take high doses of acidophilus all the time because I used to get "every freaking thing that came around". And now I don't anymore.
just an update, over the weekend rose got worse she has come out with the worst rash shes had to date and her chest infection its back again. She had a temp of 39.4 and nothing would get it down. Today we saw the local GP again and they sent up straight to hospital... which was pointless as the young doctor decided her past medical history was irrelevant and felt she had a mild virus which he expects the be cleared up by the end of the week.... we were made to feel stupid the whole time... totally fed up.
Are you still in a house with mould? It could be causing all these illnesses. Mould spores are extremely dangerous and have been linked to loads of long-term health issues. The first flat I lived in had issues with mould and condesation and I lived with colds, headaches and bronchitis monthly for a year until I moved out. I moved out of that flat in December 2007 and I haven't had a single episode of bronchitis since!
Is her diet okay? My LO was constantly ill from 12-15months (a long way off your poor LO though) but I have recently gone to a really extreme "superdiet" with her and she hasn't been ill for a month. I fill LO up on over 10 different fruits and veggies each day - mostly tropical or "superfoods" like blueberries, sweet potato etc. and also give plenty of natural yoghurt and she gets toddler milk now instead of cows milk. Lots of wholegrain food and NOTHING processed at all. It seems extreme but it has worked. I also gave her immune system a "rest" and kept her away from playgroups and busy crowded areas for 2 weeks. Hope that helps. xx
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