What is wrong with my almost 7 year old daughter?

Trista - posted on 01/19/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )




She is now in first grade and gets sick around 3 times a month. Last year in kindergarten she didn't get sick nearly as much. It's really starting to scare me. I took her to the Drs a month ago and they said she had strep throat. I made sure she took her antibiotics on time everyday for 10 days hoping that it would get rid of the infection but not even a week later she was sick again coughing non stop with a fever. It's like clock work. I'm hoping its normal or if anyone has and ideas what could be going wrong or what I can do.


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Dove - posted on 01/21/2015




You can NOT get sick from the cold. You get sick from germs. Period.

As for what IS causing her to be sick so often this year... I can not tell you. Perhaps the other kids in her class are getting sick more often and/or being sent to school sick more than the kids in her Kindergarten class were... thus introducing her to more sick germs more often.

Make sure she is eating a balanced diet w/ plenty of fruits and vegetables, drinking the right amount of water (typically around half their body weight (in pounds) in ounces of water... so a 50 pound person needs at least 25 ounces of water/day), getting enough sleep, and practicing frequent hand washing to help prevent further illness.

How long has she been getting sick this often?

Sarah - posted on 01/20/2015




Coldness does not trigger illness or fever. Neither does swimming. I will happily provide a lengthy explanation of physiology and how your hypothalamus works to moderate your body temperature....but not today.
Trista, when did you child have her last strep culture? Did they test for drug sensitivity? She maybe harboring a strain of strep that is resistant to the antibiotics that have been prescribed. Have you considered taking her to a EENT (eye, ear, nose and throat) doctor?
Food allergies can cause health problems, but not cough and fever. I would not advise vinegar for a 7 year old. I do not know what "rocket' is but if your kid likes pickles then "gurkins" (gherkins) won't hurt her.

Sonia - posted on 01/19/2015




Well for me to stumble upon this is great because the same thing used to happen to my now twelve year old daughter. The best things to do about it is not to be introduced to anything cold. This may sound stupid but coldness can trigger a fever and make things worse. When she is feeling a little ill or just after she has recoverd don't go swimming or go to school if she is feeling just the littlest bit sick. Wait until you are sure she is better.

Next you will want her to be put on a diet program to see if she has minor allergies to any foods. This can be a big factor in recovery and preventing sickness.

This is up to you but I wouldn't be feeding her anything high if artificial colours or flavours and anything to sugary.

Maybe try avoiding candy for a while.

Also bone broth is very good for sickness.
Having gurkins, rocket, chicken soup, vinegar and try avoiding to much dairy.
I hope this has helped. If not you may want to visit a health specialist or a different doctor. I hope she starts to get better soon. -Sonia

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