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Infant having problems in eating, allergic spots on legs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Growth and Development in Children
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   i am mom of 11 months baby, was worried with my babys weight at this time. Her weight is around 8 kg, ,She is a very active baby, but the corncerened is, she is not gaining much weight as other babies do.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could you brief me about her diet
User :   In the morning, i give her alternatively oats and ragi, and afternoon with moong dal khichdi and inbetween milk as required as well in between patatoes and bananas
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does she eat well ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the last visit to the pediatrician
User :   last month
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what did the doctor suggest ?
Doctor :   i see that she is lagging behind by 2 kgs expected for her age
Doctor :   has he suggested any health supplements
User :   he has started with BIB 24, also as well macalvit+
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest you to feed her in regular intervals
User :   any tonics you sugesst, she eats with every body at home. As i am working, i only get little time with her. In the evenin what should i add in her diet.
Doctor :   for now no need of tonics
Doctor :   continue with what the doctor has suggested
Doctor :   and feed her ofetn
Doctor :   she will gradually gain weight with time
User :   Any other food to be introduced, home made food....or some other
Doctor :   right now , your giving her a good diet
Doctor :   continue the same
Doctor :   if you wish to you can consider a diet chart to be designed for her
Doctor :   from our dietitian
User :   how can i get that
Doctor :   our customer team willc all you and fix an appointment
Doctor :   will that be fine
Doctor :   are you with me
User :   yes
Doctor :   would you want the diet chart
User :   yes, it wont be available online
Doctor :   she will be calling you over phone
User :   fine,
Doctor :   our customer team will call you to fix an appointment
User :   she has developed a small white spots on her both knees, i consulted doctor, he is saying it is an allergy, and has given two seperate medicines to aplly together,
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know the medicines
User :   triben cream
Doctor :   ok
User :   desonide lotion
Doctor :   that is an anti fungal cream for allergy too
Doctor :   continue applying them
Doctor :   are you with me
User :   ok
Doctor :   the cream is meant for allergy and wil prevent itching too
User :   ok
Doctor :   apart from that let her wear cotton clothes, loose fitting
Doctor :   the allergy will come down in 3 to4 days
User :   ok,
Doctor :   it could mostly be a fungal infection
Doctor :   common in children
Doctor :   so nothing to worry as treatment is started
User :   any thing for intake
Doctor :   lots of fluids
Doctor :   water, fresh fruit juices
Doctor :   keep her hydrated
Doctor :   it helps for skin and immunity
User :   what might be the reason for low weight
Doctor :   it could be a slow growth
Doctor :   some children pick up growth by one year and reach the right weight
Doctor :   so jsut continue on the advice
Doctor :   if she is doing well otherwise, there is nothing to worry
User :   ok, thankyou.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   pleasure helping you
Doctor :   take care and we will call you for diet chart
User :   ok, thanks
Doctor :   ok bye for now , thank you
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