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Advice on vitamin D sources for an infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hello dr
User :   This is with regard to my 8 months old baby
User :   Recently my ped suggested me to give her egg regularly due to vitamin D defeciency
Doctor :   k
User :   but offlate reading articles abt the bird flu i'm scared to give her egg...
Doctor :   ok
User :   is giving egg safe now?
Doctor :   if ur in doubt
Doctor :   in this case
Doctor :   we can give supplement vit d from other source
Doctor :   right now there is no outbreak of bird flu
Doctor :   so no probs
User :   we are also supplementing her with Ossopan -D
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   milk is good source
Doctor :   of vitamin d
Doctor :   u can give milk
User :   apart from giving her...even i've been having raw can i even continue?
User :   ya...i'm also giving her milk
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   r u feeding any supplements
Doctor :   other than milk
Doctor :   ?
User :   ya...i'm feeding her with cooked rice with ghee and vegetables and i also give her fruits...and ofcourse milk with cerelac
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   good
Doctor :   vegetables should be fine for her health
Doctor :   then that fine
User :   what else can be a part of her diet?
Doctor :   Vitamin D deficiency can result from: inadequate intake coupled with inadequate sunlight exposure
Doctor :   so along with diet
Doctor :   u need to expose her to gentle sunlight in the early morning
Doctor :   that will do
Doctor :   along with the diet u mentioned
Doctor :   all good source of vitamin d
User :   When we met met the ped he diagnosed the baby to have signs of early rickets...but when we consulted another ped
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say when done. and say when done.
Doctor :   continue with OSSOPAN-D
User :   and he was of the opinion that there is very little defeciency and it cannot be diagnosed as early rickets...
Doctor :   but u people need to see paed at regular interval
Doctor :   ok
User :   so can u pls tell me the signs of early rickets?
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   Bone pain or tenderness
Doctor :   increased tendency for fractures (easily broken bones
Doctor :   Bowed legs (
Doctor :   r u there
User :   s...
User :   pls carry on
Doctor :   Knobby enlargements on the ends of bones
Doctor :   delayed sitting
Doctor :   delayed crawling
Doctor :   delayed walking
Doctor :   restlessness
Doctor :   lack of sleep
Doctor :   thin top of skull
Doctor :   are some of the signs and symptoms
Doctor :   r u there
User :   she has a very good sleep pattern,
Doctor :   anything else u want to know
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   she will be fine
Doctor :   in extreme malnutrition cases we do find rickets
Doctor :   rarely to find malnutrition cases these days
Doctor :   u should not be worrying about these things
Doctor :   feed her well
Doctor :   with tat she must be fine
User :   ok...thank you for ur time doctor
User :   nice speaking to you
User :   take care
User :   bye
Doctor :   u too
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