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Mrsgrim
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Mycoplasma

Postby Mrsgrim » Fri, 25 May 2012 3:38 pm

Hi,

I have just had it confirmed through a blood test that I have mycoplasma. My husband and 4 yt old seem fine, but my 3 yr old has been cranky and unpredictable for the last fortnight. The doc has given me antibiotics for him as it is assumed he has it too. However without a blood test we can't be 100% sure. Should I just start him on the treatment? Any thoughts? Thanks

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Postby QRM » Fri, 25 May 2012 7:04 pm

Singapore is full of the stuff, some believe in just slogging it out out while other will pump themselves full of Anti-B the moment the wind changes direction.


Our sprog had all the symptoms, and after a week of high fever not shifting we went down the anti-B route zinthramax seems to work and tastes nice

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Re: Mycoplasma

Postby taxico » Mon, 28 May 2012 2:57 pm

Mrsgrim wrote:...my 3 yr old has been cranky and unpredictable for the last fortnight. The doc has given me antibiotics for him as it is assumed he has it too. However without a blood test we can't be 100% sure. Should I just start him on the treatment? Any thoughts? Thanks


i don't have children, so i can only guess what "cranky and unpredictable" could be... or could be due to...

if he isn't showing any obvious signs of ill health (fever, cough, et al) then i don't think you have to worry just yet.

and as you said, you're not 100% sure - so why not feed him antibiotics only when you are? is he insured?

lastly, i am not an advocate of using antibiotics for common infections... but not all $ingapore doctor$ feel the $ame way.

taxico, M.D.


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