A 26-year-old female asked:
for the past 2 months my 18 month old son has been sick, if he is prescribed antibiotics he'll get better and a week or so later he is sick all over again, i don't know what to do anymore, please help?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Viral illness: Your son will acquire numerous infections during the pre school and school age years. His immune system will develop antibodies to fight the infections. Your PCP will evaluate whether there is a bacterial illness. Viral illlnesses are not treated with antibiotics which treat bacterial infections. The pattern of recurring infections if abnormal, may lead to additional tests.
Answered on Sep 18, 2019
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