Infant avoiding food intake. What could be wrong? - Online Doctor Chats
Hello Dr.. Good noon..
I am XXXX and am having a son who's going to complete one year in a week..
My problem is he's not taking food for the past 3-4 days..
Does he have any problem in breathing?
Till now he had never acted like this.. for the last 3 days, whatever we are giving he's just spitting it before tasting also..
Is he breathing faster than usual?
Refusing food is one of the things that children do when they are ill
Sometimes but rest of the time he seems to be breathing normal
I don't know how to make him eat..:(
I would suggest that you consult a paediatrician
Antibiotics may be required
Once the infection resolves, he'll start eating on his own
for the two days I was giving cold medicine (T minic drops)
Do you recommend to visit a paediatrician immediately?
yes please, take him
Till then , keep warm
cover from head to toe
Keep the room humid and warm
You can take a hot plate and put a pan of water on it
We went to our native and came back after 4 days (Train travel 6 hrs + 6 hrs) might be due to the sudden change in weather - very cold there, he might become ill..
Close the door
Yes, its possible
Right now, keep him warm and take him to a paediatrician
Sure Dr.. But he never want to cover his head that's a big prob
make him wear a cap
or put a blanket on it
I tried all but in vain..
or use a muffler and tie it at the back
he will not be able to remove it
he don't want to wear cap / muffler / even covered with blanket..
then keep the room very warm
if you are using a heater
even if we force, he would cry and pull it out
put a hot plate and put a pan of water on it
that way the room will remain humid
ok Dr.. will try to follow that now...
keeping him warm is a must
also, continue feeding him
give a little quantity,
if he accepts it, give some more
now he's just taking liquids
give him energy dense food then
like sooji kheer
make it like a liquid
something which give enough energy
Also my family members had got cold and was trying to cure it asap..
That will make it fne
is it suffice?
How long do you have it
any phlegm production?
take steam inhalation and tablet cetrizine
10 mg once a day
Ok Dr.. will take cetrizine today..and also steaming..
That should make it ok
But your child needs to see a paediatrician
Ok Dr.. we will try to have an appointment with paediatrician asap..
if not by today, atleast tmrw..
You can raise a request for fixing an appointment on the website
the customer care team will fix it for you
will try to do Dr..
Can I continue with the cold medication for him?
please dont use it
Dont use it till there is a prescription
its a prescription drug
Paediatrician had prescribed when he had cold earlier..
so we used now..
it must have beeen only a cold
we could be looking at a more severe infection now
triaminic will only relieve the cold
not take care of the infection
He's going to be ok in 2-3 days
I just want to be absolutely sure
that there is no other problem
Ya Dr I understand..
becoz we shouldn't take chance in babies..
surely will follow your advice..
Also he's getting thick yellowish nasal secretion..
its possibly an infection
just take him to a paediatrician
ok Dr.. then we'll try to visit hospital..
till then keep him warm, and keep the room humid
you want our customer care team to fix an appointment?
No Thanks Dr..
we would check and go to our regular paediatrician here..
If you keep the room humid, it'll be much better
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