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Food restricitons for a 7 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor,
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   Dr. XXX here.
User :   quick clarification, My wife is telling to not offer Pappaya to my daughter?
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   Do you think, she is right?
Doctor :   ok. for what reason ?
Doctor :   how old is your daughter?
User :   she is now 7
Doctor :   papaya is considered to be 'heat' food for body, it can cause menstruation problems in growing girls
Doctor :   for her age, she should be given papya, it is good source of beta carotene
User :   then at what age we should stop give pappaya
Doctor :   and good for eyes. she can be given all yellow, orange and red colored fruits and vegetables
Doctor :   after she attains puberty and also after she starts with having periods avoid all heat foods
Doctor :   and also if she plans for having a baby, it should be avoided (later after marriage)
User :   so at the age of 7, no issue, am I correct?
Doctor :   yes you are correct.
Doctor :   does she have any other problems associated?
Doctor :   does she have any symptoms?
Doctor :   has she got any adverse reaction to papaya before?
User :   no, nothing
User :   she loves to have it.
Doctor :   ok. then she can have it but not in excess
User :   because of my wife, we are just giving couple of pieces only
Doctor :   she can have it in small amounts about 1 small bowl 2-3 times a week
User :   ok, thanks Doctor.
Doctor :   you can give her in combination as fruit salads evryday
Doctor :   with 5-6 pieces along with other fruits
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   for diet, any specialist available in your network?
Doctor :   yes you can go for it
Doctor :   by going on to your home page and then requesting for diet counseling
User :   u mean, online or personal visit?
Doctor :   and our customer care team will get back to you
Doctor :   it is via telephonic conversation
User :   ok, thanks
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   I think, thats it Dr.
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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