Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
172 Doctors are Online

Eating problems for a 3 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Growth and Development in Children
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2217 Questions
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   i have a daughter who is 3 and i think she is under weight
User :   she weighs 12 kilos
Doctor :   What was her birth weight?
User :   5 pound 5 ounces
User :   she has constant infections
User :   and wont eat meat of any form
Doctor :   What kind of infections did she have?
User :   mouth, chest , skin, throat
Doctor :   Is she on any medication? Does she have any symptom right now?
User :   no medication except a cortisone cream for sever ezcema
User :   no symptons of infection at moment
Doctor :   Does she eat properly and have milk ?
User :   doesnt like milk
User :   she not a good eater use to be but when she turned one she stopped
User :   wont eat any form of meat
User :   sometimes can get her to 2 meals a day but not very often
Doctor :   Ok it may be that because of constant infections she must not be eating properly. Also do not insist her for eating meat
User :   no havent been
User :   i am concerened that there may be an underlying issue
Doctor :   Are her developmental milestones normal otherwise
User :   yes she is actually very smart for her age
User :   except in toilet traing that is taking some time
Doctor :   Thats good then. When did you last got her examined completely?
User :   she also suffer extreme fears and anxieties
User :   about 3 -4 months ago
Doctor :   Since when does she have these fears?
User :   had them for ever
User :   and says stuff like she cant eat chicken cause it is dead and that is mean and also that if she eats she will get a fat tummy and poeple will laugh at her
Doctor :   Probably she is not grown up
User :   she wont do any activities where people are watchin her cause they are looking at her
Doctor :   Insist her on eating more of dals, fruits, veggies, and milk
User :   so what do you think could be the issues
User :   does it need investagating more
Doctor :   Sometimes some children start eating after 5 years, till the time she is healthy otherweise you can wait and watch.
User :   ok thank you for your time
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know'
User :   hi
Doctor :   Are you back?
User :   yes wanted another question answered about my other daughter
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   my 7 year old gets alot of stomach pain and it is usally after she has eaten she then needs to go to the toilet straight away for a bowel movement
Doctor :   Does she have loose stools? Since when is she having this problem? Does she have any other symptoms like vomitting?
User :   her stools change some are loose but some are just quiet soft
User :   no vomiting
User :   could be going on for 6 months or more
Doctor :   Did you ever get her examined for that? Is she on any medications?
User :   no i havent wasnt sure if it was totally not normal
User :   no medication
Doctor :   It seems like a inflammatory condition called Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome or any viral or bacterial infection.
User :   yeah i thought that
User :   she has put on alot of wieght recently in last 12 months
Doctor :   Was she given any deworming tablets recently? Sometimes parasitic infection also cause this problem
User :   she bowel movements are quiet smelly as is when she passes wind has a sort of acid smell if that makes sense
Doctor :   You need to get her examined soon since it has already been 6 months
User :   yes she had been wormed i thoughth that was the cause when first came in so treated for worms
Doctor :   She probably needs some antibiotic and prescription medications for the same
Doctor :   Also give her more of fruits and veggies in diet
User :   oh ok so would that make her burps and breath smell
Doctor :   Ask her to drink lots of water
User :   she eats lots of fruit and veg
Doctor :   She may require H. Pylori test for the same
User :   she only allowed to drink water not cordial in my house
Doctor :   Also ask her to do regular exercises
User :   yeah we try to get her to exercise but has recently had a fratucred ankle that happened twice in 9 months so is hard for her to execise as she still having problems with that
Doctor :   She may require stool test also to confirm the particular infection.
User :   she weighs 34 kilos and is 110cm tall
User :   ok will get her to a dr but it could be ibs
Doctor :   Oh thats bad that she hurted her ankle, you can wait for that to heal then
Doctor :   Yes it can be but confirmation can be done after examining and investigating her
User :   yes will get her in to see dr thanks agin for all your help
Doctor :   We are there to help you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor