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My 6 Month Old

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  • Posted By: CecilyMM
  • February 23, 2008
  • 04:00 PM

Hello. I'm at the end of my rope with my 6 month old. I will try to break it down for you. I will make a list of everything has been diagnosed with by his pediatrician.

December 3rd - Upper respiratory Infection
December 10th - Ear Infection (was not given antibiotics)
December 12th - Another respiratory infection
December 14th - Nose swab tested Positive for RSV and had spread to his bronchial tubes
December 27th - Diarrhea
January 15th - He had a nose swab and was diagnosed with the Flu
January 31st- Oral Thrush
February 8th - Ear infection (was put on amoxicillin)
February 11th- Yeast infection of genitals
February 13th- Another respiratory infection
February 20th- Nose swab tested positive for yeast.

His pediatrician seems to think he has a case of bad luck. Our family doctor recently ran a test for Cystic Fibrosis that we are still awaiting the results. He is on a oral medicine and cream for the yeast infections. It seemed to be clearing up... the yesterday he woke up and it was back worse than what we started with on his genitals. He has caught up in weight and weighs abou 17lbs 5oz. Another weird thing that I just thought about is that ever since he has been little he has had a bottle every two hours. Still now he has an 8oz bottle every 2 hours. I never thought of it as a symptom... but I guess it could be. He acts normal and healthy if he doesn't have a bug. My family is starting to think I'm crazy and there is nothing wrong with him. My my motherly instinct is telling me something just isn't right with him. Its been one thing after another since he hit 4 months of age. At first I thought maybe his immune system as compromised in some way... but we have managed to keep him him healthy other than the recent ear and yeast infections. Never once has blood been drawn and neither doctor we have taken him to seem to think he needs it.

Do yall think I'm just an over reacting mother or what?

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  • could be an allergy to the formula. Read Dr. Rubin's baby formula. I'm sure it would help. http://www.extraordinaryhealth.com/FreeHealthArticle/tabid/1004/Default.aspx?ContentPubID=122
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • February 23, 2008
    • 05:39 PM
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  • Hello. I'm at the end of my rope with my 6 month old. I will try to break it down for you. I will make a list of everything has been diagnosed with by his pediatrician. December 3rd - Upper respiratory InfectionDecember 10th - Ear Infection (was not given antibiotics)December 12th - Another respiratory infectionDecember 14th - Nose swab tested Positive for RSV and had spread to his bronchial tubesDecember 27th - DiarrheaJanuary 15th - He had a nose swab and was diagnosed with the FluJanuary 31st- Oral ThrushFebruary 8th - Ear infection (was put on amoxicillin)February 11th- Yeast infection of genitalsFebruary 13th- Another respiratory infectionFebruary 20th- Nose swab tested positive for yeast. His pediatrician seems to think he has a case of bad luck. Our family doctor recently ran a test for Cystic Fibrosis that we are still awaiting the results. He is on a oral medicine and cream for the yeast infections. It seemed to be clearing up... the yesterday he woke up and it was back worse than what we started with on his genitals. He has caught up in weight and weighs abou 17lbs 5oz. Another weird thing that I just thought about is that ever since he has been little he has had a bottle every two hours. Still now he has an 8oz bottle every 2 hours. I never thought of it as a symptom... but I guess it could be. He acts normal and healthy if he doesn't have a bug. My family is starting to think I'm crazy and there is nothing wrong with him. My my motherly instinct is telling me something just isn't right with him. Its been one thing after another since he hit 4 months of age. At first I thought maybe his immune system as compromised in some way... but we have managed to keep him him healthy other than the recent ear and yeast infections. Never once has blood been drawn and neither doctor we have taken him to seem to think he needs it. Do yall think I'm just an over reacting mother or what? Poor little one - he surely has candida and the antifungal meds you are giving him may not kick this out completely...I suspect an allergy to formula as well. Please have him visit a NAET practitioner - this is a noninvasive, VERY effective treatment to help diagnose and eliminate allergies. NAET can determine if he is sensitive to the formula, and then will clear him of this sensitivity. You would need to be a surrogate for him (YOU would get the treatment while baby lies on your lap). PLEASE look into this I think it would really help. Chronic sinus and ear infections are indicative of an allergy or food intolerance...the above treatment is just the best one I know if to help deal with this. Other things you should try are to get a liquid acidophilus supplement and give this to him every day to help rebuild his intestinal flora. This is very important. Try to get one that is nondairy if you can, as if he has a reaction to dairy then this would make symptoms worse not better (you can find capsules and put this in a bottle for him) There is a safe and effective anticandida treatment called Threelac - google this for more info. It may take some time to get his immune system back to normal. Once his allergies are under control and he is on the acidophilus/Probiotic formula this should really help. one last question - has he started with solid foods yet?Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 23, 2008
    • 07:02 PM
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  • We have started him on a few solids here and there, not routinely though.
    CecilyMM 1 Replies
    • February 23, 2008
    • 08:08 PM
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  • I too are thinking he may have an allergy.. some recent studies have showed there is a connection between food allergies and ear infections and that constant ear infections can be stopped by stopping exposure to whatever is giving the allergy, (often dairy). An allergy can also make someone prone to respiratory problems. Had he been on antibiotics at all.. before he came down with the oral thrush? Antibiotics can make the canadia (thrush) organism thrive. If one has candida (yeast) issues, antibiotics need to be avoided if possible. As another said.. he needs to be taking probotics (these compete with the candida)
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • February 24, 2008
    • 03:56 AM
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  • Go here and type in the word "candidiasis." These are genetic issues that may (or may not!) relate to your baby's problems: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • February 25, 2008
    • 07:46 PM
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