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young child has sores on labia

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  • Posted By: goldenmom7500
  • February 20, 2009
  • 00:56 AM

Hi, I posted about a week ago about my first grade daughter who has had a long run of illness lately (both strains of the flu, Fifth Disease, sinus infection, most recently UTI). So tonight she asked me to look at her 'privates' and the insight of her labia was very red and there were red sores! She's taken Augmentin and a sulfa antibiotic as well as Tamiflu for the illnesses above. She was at the dr. yesterday and her urinalysis was now clean, but she's still running a fever and has stomach symptoms.

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  • Hi, I posted about a week ago about my first grade daughter who has had a long run of illness lately (both strains of the flu, Fifth Disease, sinus infection, most recently UTI). So tonight she asked me to look at her 'privates' and the insight of her labia was very red and there were red sores! She's taken Augmentin and a sulfa antibiotic as well as Tamiflu for the illnesses above. She was at the dr. yesterday and her urinalysis was now clean, but she's still running a fever and has stomach symptoms. Your poor little one! She may have vaginitis from the augmentin, and could also have gotten this from the sulfa drug. Is she still taking any meds? Antibiotics can also cause a fever as well as stomach issues. Antibiotics can also cause clostridium difficile infection - please be very aware of any diarrhea symptoms that may occur up to six months AFTER stopping these meds. Does she have burning urination? Does she seem to have any discharge?Does she have any rashes on her body? Does she have a sore and coated tongue? Please get her on the best quality children's chewable PROBIOTIC you can find. This will help reintroduce the beneficial flora in her system, and will help get her back on track. Please do this asap! You can find this at any good healthfood store. Yogurt with active cultures will help, but is not enough to rebuild her flora. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 20, 2009
    • 01:20 AM
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  • Thank you, this is so helpful. She does have painful urination (I just asked) and she feels like she has rashes on her stomach and legs, but her doctor yesterday couldn't see them. Her face is often flushed, especially at the specific times when she is feeling poorly. Her tongue looks OK; no discharge when she urinates or otherwise (according to her). Her doctor yesterday attributed her malaise and fever to the sulfa antibiotic and discontinued it, since the urinalysis came back clean. The doctor also talked about yogurt, but still I felt she was quite dismissive in general (we didn't see the favorite of the 2) - she said all of this illness as a whole is attributed to her being a "first grader" - but her teacher has been a first grade teacher for 20 years and is perplexed by this. Sigh. But thank you, I am working on the probiotic - tomorrow will be a good day for me to get to the right store.
    goldenmom7500 5 Replies
    • February 20, 2009
    • 01:34 AM
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  • I also have a first grader and another in preschool...it can be hard to keep them healthy, but the fact is that multiple antibiotic use will ravage their immune system. I use homeopathic remedies for both my kids, and have since they were babies...you might be interested in googling common homeopathic remedies and keep some on hand to try (these are very safe and effective IMO). I swear by them! The probiotic I have been using is Nature's Plus Animal Parade Kidzdophilus and my kids really like them. I also like the ones by Jarrow. I give my kids EmergenC too (1/2 an adult packet or if you can find the kid's version it is good). EmergenC is a great product with 1000mg of vitamin C. I don't give this to them every day, but only occasionally and when they are sick it seems to help them. Hope your little one feels better soon. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 20, 2009
    • 01:44 AM
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