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Infants And Respiratory Illness

Author: Penny S.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 04-12-2006
Views: 5,510
Word Count: 229
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Testimonial ID: 1321-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes

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My daughter was 6 months old and had a terrible respiratory infection and as any good mother, who is also an RN, I took her to the pediatrician. As you would expect, he ordered an antibiotic. I gave her the full dose of amoxicillin as prescribed and she still was not improved. I waited a about a week thinking she would be ok and she continued to be sick. I scheduled another appointment with the pediatrician, and as you would expect, he ordered a different antibiotic. In all honesty, she got worse instead of better. The third trip to the pediatrician office resulted in the doctor wanting to prescribe steroids for my now 7 month old baby. As a holistic nurse, I understood the potential negative side effects and decided I could not do that to her.

I left the office crying, with a sick baby and the pediatrician yelling at me about how I needed to pursue the prescribed treatment for her new diagnosis, asthma. I did not believe she had asthma, she just was not responding to the prior antibiotics.

I contacted a nurse in my community that taught aromatherapy as a last ditch hope. Within 5 days of using essential oils, I had a new baby. She could breathe, nurse as usual, and was well.

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