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Child suffering from frequent cold, dental cavities. Cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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User:good morning
Doctor:Good morning
Doctor:Can you proceed with your query
User:i have a girl child she is 2.7 as of now and often has cold problems
User:is it common
Doctor:How often does she have cold problems
User:it was continuous during winters other wise every 2-3 months
Doctor:Every two to three months is ok for small kids
Doctor:Yes it is more common in winters
Doctor:Does she have any history of allergies?
User:no but i have is it possible genetically
Doctor:What type of allergy do you have?
User:i have sinusitus problem allergic to dust and certain food products
Doctor:OK, I think you may watch for symptoms of allergy in your child
Doctor:In winters you may want to protect her from cold exposure.
User:yes and one more thing she had cavities in her teeth from the instance they grew how is that possible
Doctor:If the symptoms of allergy appear anytime, than you may have to give her anti-allergics
Doctor:Cavities in her teeth can be due to many reasons in a kid
User:like what
Doctor:Most probably it happens from drinking milk while sleeping from a bottle
Doctor:That way the kid retains milk in her mouth and becomes prone to cavities
Doctor:You will need to take better care of her teeth
Doctor:Like brushing at least two times a day
User:ok she brushes twice
Doctor:Do not give her bottle while sleeping
User:what else
User:she does not have habbit of bottel
Doctor:Mouthwashes can also do a good job but you need to make sure that she does not drink the mouthwash
Doctor:Actually alcohol-free mothwashes are suggested for kids lesser than 8 year old
Doctor:For treatment you may need to consult a dentist.
Doctor:Severe cavities in a baby can be genetic, but I don't think your kid has severe cavities
Doctor:Mostly it is due to infection of teeth
Doctor:Bye for now
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