my boy has a viral infection that just won't go away even with his antibiotics. what should i try next

4 Comments

View replies by

Heidi - posted on 02/21/2009

3

9

0

Antibiotis won't help a viral infection antibiotics are for bacterial infections. You just have to treat his symptoms the best you can and keep him as comfortable as you can.

Kathryn - posted on 02/21/2009

1

25

0

Wait it out and treat the symptoms as they come ...there's not anything else you can do with viral infections.  Good Luck!

Angie - posted on 02/21/2009

30

0

9

Just wondering if it is RSV or what type of virus.   First if it is a true virus antibiotics will not help, they are made to fight off bacteria not viruses.    If you are dealing with RSV or a respiratory virus they can last for weeks.  The only thing you can do is wait it out.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms