Daughter has been sick on and off for the past 3 months

Cassandra - posted on 03/17/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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hi there

i need some advise, my 17 month old daughter started creche this year and has been on and off sick this past 3 months with ear infections and tonsillitis, she has a phlegmy cough which some mucus comes out only if it gets bad, like once a day :( it is real;ly getting frustrating because we have sleep less nights. because of her coughing, i went to Dischem last night to buy a humidifier and 2 pharmacists said it wont help. i have taken my lo to 5 different drs and going back tomorrow to the paed cos she is still coughing. what i noticed is that i have her some honey last night and that seemed to help a little bit but the teacher at her school said she is still coughing a bit and also her tummy has been working the stools are very slimmy, could be the mucus going out at the bottom?

has anyone gone through this too?? i need serious advise please
thank you

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Jodi - posted on 03/17/2014

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This is pretty normal for a child starting at creche, school or daycare. Your baby has all of a sudden been exposed to the most germy creatures on earth - other children. It is only a phase, but it is one you are going to have to ride out, and it could take a long time. Eventually her immunity will build up and she won't pick up every little thing going around, but right now, that is what is happening. I wish I could say it will get better in a matter of a week or two, but it's a process, unfortunately. My kids have all gone through it at one time or another.

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