Hello, I am new to your sight, and like what I have seen. I have a four year old son. In October four of us in our family came down with the H1N1 flu. My son was the worst - six days of high fevers and horrible cough, and other lesser sympoms. Since that time I think his immune system has struggled to strengthen. He has had four colds, and they have all lasted a week or more. Through out this time he has a constant dry hacking cough (different from the one from the flu), AND he just can't keep his hands off his nose and mouth (I know how he gets sick) - they are itchy. By the end of the day his cheeks are beat red from rubbing his nose (with his sleeve). With this rubbing, itchiness, once in a while he will get hyper restless - can't sit still, jumps, runs, is loud and just can't seem to control himself. This these hyperness episodes happen almose daily. The itching is everyday - mostly, but not only, in the afternoons and terrible by evenings. The cough is night and day, up or down. He has been off dairy for weeks, which he misses so much, we continue echinacea and elderberry, bifidobacterium lactis for the past month twice daily, and his chiropractor recently recomended nasal spray with Sovereign Silver in it several times a day after his regular doctor said he had a sinus infection. The lining of his nose was and still is very red and irritated - she said it didn't look like a alergy looking nose, more infection. I have not started the antibiotic, and hoping I can find a way not to.
Thank you for any insight or direction you can help you can give me.