I took DS to the doctors today as he hasn't been 100% since around Saturday. I wasn't really worried, but I just thought I should get him checked out as his symptoms were lingering a bit (tiny cough, slight blocked nose & felt a little cold/clamy last night).
Anywho, the doc checked him out and noted that he had a bit of redness in his throat and to come back in two days to get it rechecked. If on Thursday it's still red he's going to prescribe antibiotics for him.
Does anyone have experience in a situation like this? I'm a little bit uneasy about the prospect of giving him antibiotics. I will mention this to the doc on Thursday, but I thought I'd get some experiences/opinions?
**I know we're not doctors, but we are mums & dads!**
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
24-01-2012 15:08 #1Still Eli's mum :)
- Join Date
- Jun 2011
Antibiotics for an 8 mth old??
24-01-2012 15:33 #2
Sounds like a sensible doctor by not just throwing a prescription at you already! I took DD to the doctor when she was 10 months old for a cold and he prescribed antibiotics that she didn't need!
24-01-2012 15:41 #3Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
My son's had ABs quite a few times, mostly for ear infections (I think he has a funny shaped ear like my partner and is prone to them).
I think it's fairly standard for young kids to have them if it appears to be an infection.
They do make the poo go a bit yucky, as I think they disturb the bacteria. You can get that drinking yoghurt (yackult? - phonetic spelling) or inner health plus have a liquid but you would have to check the age range.
24-01-2012 16:09 #4
I only use antibiotics if the body is not coping, I personally prefer not to use them unless absolutely necessary. I usually go for a diagnosis maybe grab a script so I don't have to go back but I rarely fill it I have once taken DS1 back for reassessment and he was fine, just took him a bit longer to recover.
Sent from my iPad using Bub Hub app
By threechooks in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 5Last Post: 24-08-2012, 12:50
By Misiu in forum Conception & Fertility General ChatReplies: 4Last Post: 10-07-2012, 10:00
By b4us in forum IVFReplies: 0Last Post: 05-05-2012, 08:56
Pea Pods Reusable NappiesPea Pods are the smart choice when it comes to choosing what's best for you, your baby and the environment. Affordable ...
LATESTWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at homeGuide to government family benefit payments
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Support group, gay/lesbian planning pregnancySame Sex Parents
IVF babies due June/July/August 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
Neighbours 30 years - 2015Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
3 year old with mouth ulcersGeneral Child Health Issues
Help with baby names please!Choosing Baby Names
Would you breastfeed in public?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
TTC #1 - Conception & Due Date TimingConception & Fertility General Chat
A - Z of baby girl namesGames & fun stuff
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF