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Child unable to eat well. Should we give tonics? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:very gud mrng
User:i am having 2 and half year old kid, she is not taking food properly and intimely
User:we tried so many tonics to resolve it.but no use
Doctor:No, you don't have to use the tonics for it
Doctor:You just have to use adjust to her
Doctor:watch her feeding habits and adapt accordingly
User:when we approached pediatist they will suggest obviously
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User:ok thanks
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User:pls help
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User:ned ur help for above
User:i am having 2 and half year old kid, she is not taking food properly and intimely we tried so many tonics to resolve it.but no use
Doctor:May I know your daughter's weight?
User:13 G
User:sorry 13kg
Doctor:Is your daughter active otherwise?
User:very active sir
User:r u thr
Doctor:I was verifying her weight.
Doctor:Thank you.
Doctor:Does she suffer from any medical illness?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:yes sir
Doctor:This is one of the common complaint at this age we hear from all mothers.
Doctor:Though your daughter seems to be not feeding well, she seems to be growing well.
Doctor:Her weight is in normal limits and activities are fine.
Doctor:This indicates that there is no major health problems within her.
User:height and weight wise she is ok .i also feel the same but end of the day we will feel why she is not feeling hungry
Doctor:I understand your concern. Therefore I have the following suggestions to you.
User:one more query, shall I ask ?
Doctor:1. Discuss with your pediatrician and try deworming her.
User:I have already tried once, it worked well
Doctor:2. Cook what your daughter likes. Avoid high calorie diet such as chocolates, ice creams, pastries, junk food.
User:bt trust for every 6 months we have to do that. am i right
Doctor:It will make her feel full with one meal only.
Doctor:3. If your daughter has no special taste for food, try experimenting.
User:yahh..will try
Doctor:As children are attracted to different colours and games, the same principle works on food too.
Doctor:Different recipes of the same food will draw her attention.
Doctor:4. They would prefer liquid food to solids; try supplementing health drinks too.
User:pl suggest on good health drinks if any
Doctor:5. Fantasy stories and promising her a return if she eats can also work in many instances.
Doctor:These are the few parenting tips I suggest few of my patients.
Doctor:You could read and learn more about the same from internet or from different pediatricians.
Doctor:I am sure, they will be quite helpful.
Doctor:Most health drinks have similar potentions.
Doctor:I do not have any personal references.
Doctor:You could choose from one according to your daughter choice.
Doctor:You can keep changing them if needed.
Doctor:Instead of health drinks, fruit juices mixed with honey and other taste supplements can also work.
User:i normally prefer amway kids' health drink, with that she has become over active some times, so once in a week only i am prefering that, wats your opinion on Amway ?
Doctor:I am sorry, I do not have any experience with Amway, therefore I would not be able to comment about that.
User:ok fine and thanks for your valuable inputs and suggestions
User:what is the best combination with milk for 2 year female baby
Doctor:Do you mean health drink with milk?
Doctor:You could go with milk shakes, horlicks or any other brands.
Doctor:They are part of her diet and not replacement for her usual diet.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:since 2 months on her neck she is having little fungal infection, initially its small and after using the presscribed ointment it spreaded
Doctor:What ointment was used and was the condition diagnosed as fungal infection?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:i am not sure of the ointment name but its Fem product
User:it starts with skin
Doctor:I would like to know if what your daughter had was confirmed as fungal infection by a doctor?
User:pediatrician told it as fungal infection and Dermatologist told something else like we hve to kill route cause of that first and I can not come to one conclusion now it self
User:so we r in big dilemma on that..she is feeling very itchy sensation
User:scratching it
User:feeling inconvenient and luking little odd also on her nect
Doctor:Is there any rash along with it?
User:its like white color patch
Doctor:Is there any scaling?
User:I am not understanding wat u r brief it
Doctor:Is there any skin peeling associated with it?
Doctor:Is there any discharge from the lesion?
Doctor:Is there any factor that aggravates / relieves the symptoms?
Doctor:Since when are these symptoms started?
Doctor:I would need more details such as these to understand the problem better.
User:skin peeling is there it seems
User:let me know the details wat u want so that tomarow i wil cum with full details like exact medicines wat we are giving now and etc
Doctor:Skin conditions which are chronic can be diagnosed rightly only with detailed clinical examination of the affected area.
Doctor:If you can provide me the above mentioned details and a good quality picture of the affected areas, i may be able to give a close possibility.
Doctor:You can discuss with her dermatologist and get it treated accordingly.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any doubts?
User:to whome we have consult exactly whether pediast or dermatol ?
Doctor:Skin condition are best handled by dermatologist.
User:ok thank you
Doctor:You may follow-up with them.
Doctor:Do you have any other queries?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:ok thanks bye
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