So glad she's better,Lu2011,
The fact that she's had the antibiotics now means that the infection she had is clearing up, but if it is an intolerance or sensitivity to something (as I feel it almost certainly is, although we aren't doctors and can't diagnose, we can tell you what we have experienced with our own child) it's going to build again.
I've looked at the Lactose free milk containers and the Lactaid milk containers and they contain all the vitamin D and calcium that the child needs. The milk is just lacking in lactose (milk sugar). Did you by chance give her cow's milk when she was under a year old? Infants are never supposed to have cow's milk during the first year of life. (I didn't know that; my daughter had to teach me!)
My daughter insists that cow's milk is perfect for calves, but not for humans. Her children were given a soy based product after nursing was stopped. Now (at ages 3 and almost 6 years) I think they do permit their children to have milk, but they watch the sugar like a hawk!
I read last night an article by Dr. Weil (do you know whom I talking about
? He is a well known M.D. who offers advice on the internet and serves patients of his own in his area.
Dr. Weil suggests that milk is a strong mucus builder and if it is at all possible individuals should not use it. (He wasn't speaking about
infants, but it is possible to find a soy based milk that is good for children that might not affect your little one as it has been---if that's what it is.
If she shows any signs of its getting difficult again, particularly with a cough, watery eyes or rubbing of the eyes and nose, please get to work on the milk thing first and then the dust mite thing next.
Finally, and this is the thing that doctors may ultimately say to you "she has to build her immunities; so we don't want to give her too many antibiotics while she's building her immunities." (They don't suggest antibiotics nearly as much in these days as they did some years ago.) Antibiotics have no effect on a virus; giving the antibiotic just helps with a bacterial infection that may result from the virus side effects.
Keep us posted, won't you?
I'll try to be brief!
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 5/11/2012 10:03:02 AM (GMT-6)