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Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ellie.:</b>" My SIL's kids are always sick too. Turns out their ... [snip!] ... a possibility?"</blockquote> We rent an apartment so that is definitely a possibility. Can I get the to test for it?"


I'm sorry. i don't know off the top of my head but I'll ask

usernametx Texas 19750 posts
24th Jan '13

It's unlikely you'd get probiotics from the doctor especially since it's his treatment in the past that can cause these problems to recur. They generally like to treat illness rather than promote good health (which is what probiotics also do). The type you're looking for will be found in the fridge section of health food stores or the medical bit in wholefoods or similar places, and they should have 100 million plus bacteria. There are a few books on alternatives to antibiotics that are good, i'll add the names next time i'm on as my minds drawing a blank just now. Another good place to look would be the mothering.com forums.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23119 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:" Ok ladies, I need some advice. Before my son turned two he had ear infections every 4-6 weeks. We had ... [snip!] ... stop rushing and give me a real damn answer and run some tests? What could this be if you've had some experiences like this?"


Is he in daycare?

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" Is he in daycare?"</blockquote>




Nope. I'm a SAHM.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama*AtoZ:</b>" It's unlikely you'd get probiotics from the doctor especially since it's his treatment in the past that ... [snip!] ... the names next time i'm on as my minds drawing a blank just now. Another good place to look would be the mothering.com forums."</blockquote>




Ok. My mom said something about acididophilus (sp?) milk. Would that help?

usernametx Texas 19750 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama*AtoZ:</b>" It's unlikely you'd get probiotics from the ... [snip!] ... be the mothering.com forums."</blockquote> Ok. My mom said something about acididophilus (sp?) milk. Would that help?"


She might mean the little probiotic drinks? I would avoid them, they're high in sugar and i believe most of those probiotics are destroyed before they even reach the gut.



The ones we've used are biocare. You spinkle a little powder in water or food. There are foods that help the gut too (which is where a lot of the immune system is and what helps to stop these infections). I'll see if i can link you some threads that might be helpful

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama*AtoZ:</b>" She might mean the little probiotic drinks? I would avoid them, they're high in sugar and i believe ... [snip!] ... of the immune system is and what helps to stop these infections). I'll see if i can link you some threads that might be helpful"</blockquote>



That'd be great. Can I give those to him even though he's only 2 1/2? They have some probiotics geared for kids but they're expensive!

usernametx Texas 19750 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama*AtoZ:</b>" She might mean the little probiotic drinks? ... [snip!] ... be great. Can I give those to him even though he's only 2 1/2? They have some probiotics geared for kids but they're expensive!"


Yeh they are expensive, but medical treatment and drugs and your child being in poor health, miserable and in pain is costly in lots of ways too!
Natural live yoghurt is a cheap simple thing that has probiotics and is good for this (if he doesn't have a dairy intolerance). Just one bottle of powder (they are suitable from infant age, but it'd be the next stage up you'd get now) could be enough to get things better again and then it could be an occasional thing so it would be lots cheaper.



Here;s some info, it gives the general idea



Gut Damage from Antibiotics Persists for Long Periods of Time




The Journal Microbiology reports that the generally acknowledged precept that use of antibiotics only causes disruption of the gut flora for a few weeks is highly flawed.
Gut flora does not quickly return to normal after a round of antibiotics.
Even a short course of antibiotics can lead to resistant bacterial populations taking up residence in the gut that persists for up to 4 years

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama*AtoZ:</b>" As evidence, Blaser goes on to say that infections with H. pylori, the bacterial cause of ulcers, has ... [snip!] ... don

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
24th Jan '13

that sounds alot like my brothers and me when we were younger. we were all born with an immune deficiency and alot of our problems had to do with our environment also. we lived in a bad part of ohio in the city and alot of air problems and pollution. we were so sick all the time, that's actually why we moved to south carolina. my middle brother was going to have to have multiple surgeries on his sinuses starting when he was only five. my youngest brother had back to back ear infections and had multiple sets of tubes put in his ears from an extremely early age. i've had mono six times and when i lived in ohio, i had to have immunoglobulin (sp?) transfusions every three weeks, and both of my brothers were in and out of the hospital constantly with pneumonia. we also all three had asthma and had to have breathing treatments done every single day.
we tried vitamins, we tried medicines, we tried everything. honestly, nothing helped until we moved to the south. my entire family was immediately more healthy.



that's probably no help to you, but i know how you feel and i know the frustration.

usernametx Texas 19750 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama*AtoZ:</b>" As evidence, Blaser goes on to say that infections ... [snip!] ... really help I guess. I'll look at the probiotics. Will whole foods have it or should I just go to the vitamin shoppe instead?"


It has to be natural live yoghurt, ie pure yoghurt with live cultures in it rather than processed ones with sugars. A tablespoon a day would help.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
24th Jan '13

What Mama A-Z said....change his diet too.



Mainly unprocessed foods...extra virgin unrefined coconut oil too!!



Add lots of fresh garlic to his diet.. I used to get strep a couple times a year...then I changed up my diet...The biggest impact on the immune system is nutrition...and then the antibiotics strip all of the good /important bacteria from your gut on top of it :(
I cured my son's ear infections with a homemade garlic/coconut oil paste.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kimber's Mommy:</b>" that sounds alot like my brothers and me when we were younger. we were all born with an immune deficiency ... [snip!] ... family was immediately more healthy. that's probably no help to you, but i know how you feel and i know the frustration."</blockquote>




We already live in the south. Lol.



But yes, it's very frustrating to not know why it's happening.

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kimber's Mommy:</b>" that sounds alot like my brothers and me ... [snip!] ... We already live in the south. Lol. But yes, it's very frustrating to not know why it's happening."


yeah but that was only part of it. lol. we had to get out of the city also. we lived near a BP plant and everything. it was pretty terrible. moved to a small town in south carolina and it got better immediately.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
25th Jan '13

And he does have strep again. And I was told they'd check his chart to see if he meet the requirements to see a specialist.



I'm so beyond frustrated. I'm looking for a new doctor and hoping he gets the referral. He's had way too many antibiotics.