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Child falling sick very often, not eating properly. History of urticaria. Any advice? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:hello
User:i have a five year old daughter who is very fussy to eat any food
User:can you suggest any tips.
User:hi
Doctor:Hi
Doctor:Good Afternoon
User:GOOD AFTRENOON
User:I HAVE FIVE YERA OLD DAUGHTER WHO IS A VERY FUSSY WHILE EATING FOOD
Doctor:Sorry for earlier issue. There was some technical error.
Doctor:Ok
User:NO VEGETABLES SHE EATS
Doctor:Ok
User:VERY FUSSY THAT WE HAVE TO DIVERT HER ATTENTION FOR EVETRYTG WHILE FEEDING HER
User:from milk to rice etc
Doctor:Ok
User:she also keeps falling sick very often
Doctor:ok
User:fever cold etc
Doctor:My I know upto what age she was breast fed?
User:three yrs
Doctor:Ok
User:is it related /
Doctor:When was she started to give normal food?
User:khichdi was gven after six months fish etc evrtg started by one and a half
User:she eats normal food but nothg pungent
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:First thing to remember is that, it is normal for kids to be fussy about food.
Doctor:Certain times, they won't eat certain things.
User:infact we get scared to take her out anywherer as she doesnt eat
User:or she may catch a cold or fever
User:she is being treated for a skin thru a homepatheic doc
Doctor:I can understand your concern.
Doctor:Fine.
User:some docs said she has utic area
Doctor:Did you mean urticaria?
User:yes
Doctor:Ok
User:she gets up in the night and ask to scratch her body
User:which we do naerly everyday
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:SO for that, she is on homoeopathic medication, right?
User:yes
User:but fr any cold fever i visit the allopathy doc
User:he keeps giving zedocef
Doctor:Ok
User:iAM RElly worrid as there are children of her age bt they do not fall sic so often as he does
Doctor:What I would advise is that, if she is getting better with homoeo medicines, then she should be continued on that.
User:anytg u can suggezt to build immunity
Doctor:It is ok to fall sick. But falling sick often, as you said, has to be watched.
Doctor:You can do the following to improve her immunity and feeding.
Doctor:1. Make the process of eating, a fun filled one.
Doctor:You can use her toy plates and glasses for feeding her.
Doctor:Try making food items into small pieces and then feeding her.
Doctor:You can also give names to food items.
Doctor:The names should be something that makes her interested.
User:have gtried all these
Doctor:Surely, you would have tried majority of the things I would say.
Doctor:Keep trying them. Don't lose your heart. It is just that kids are naturally selective.
Doctor:to improve the immunity, we will have to give her fruits and vegetables.
Doctor:Since she is not taking them,
Doctor:we will have to supplement her with vitamins and minerals.
Doctor:Are you following?
User:yes'
User:thanks
User:have a great day
Doctor:Hope I have cleared your doubt.
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you on?
User:will come back if required
User:thanks
Doctor:Fine. Thank you for consulting.
Doctor:Have a Great Day!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
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