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Continuous crying by 4 month child due to cut in tongue - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you? I am Dr. here
User :   i have a 4 months born
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   There is very much delay in your responses
Doctor :   May I know if there is any problem?
User :   yes
User :   she has been crying for several days and we thoght its normal
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Has she developed any fever?
User :   last 2 days she is not keen on feeding and always taking her tongue out of mouth
User :   today my wife notice her tongue was cut
User :   in the middle
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i think bec she started to play with all toys
User :   and put in mouth
User :   we have appoinmnt with doc in evening
User :   thats like 12 hrs from now
User :   i thought if you could tell me some otion or cream to be applied (like i used daktarine for me but am adult)
User :   atleast to calm her down a bit
User :   so i called u
Doctor :   Tongue is highly vascular organ
Doctor :   so applying on it is equal to tablet or injection
User :   ok
Doctor :   hence, I advise not to apply anything till you consult your Pediatrician
User :   there is nothing you can prescribe
Doctor :   For a 4 month old, the rule is nothing should be given, except breast milk for first 6 months of life, unless it is something mandatory
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   so, always hesitate to give her any medications till 6 months
User :   ok
User :   another question
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :   proceed with it
User :   can we start to feed her laxative
User :   like cerelac
User :   etc
Doctor :   that is not laxative
Doctor :   laxative is the one that can cause loose motion
Doctor :   same rule applies here
Doctor :   till 6 months no external foods
Doctor :   not even water, ideally
Doctor :   I donno if you have followed or not
User :   yes
User :   we have been only giving her milk
User :   not even water
Doctor :   Fine
Doctor :   that should be continued for 6 months
User :   just that she is develpojng so fast than normal babies
Doctor :   Good
User :   like she is even started to crawl
User :   turn on side
User :   started to raise her head and neck to try to sit when lie
User :   etc
User :   so we aked
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But, dont break the rule
Doctor :   and breast feeding can be followed upto 2 years of her age
User :   ok
Doctor :   along with other foods after 6 months
User :   thanks
User :   any other advice pls tell
Doctor :   Follow the vaccination schedule
Doctor :   thats it for now
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
User :   thanks
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