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Not feeding well, not sleeping enough, 7 months - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   my kid 7 months old does not sleep much
User :   He sleeps only 4 hours on an avarage
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Last two days, he has reduced taking the food/milk
Doctor :   Ok
User :   We are giving him Lactogen, as mother's was not engough
Doctor :   Ok
User :   we have completely stopped breast feeding
Doctor :   Ok
User :   His weight gain is excelelnt
User :   weighs more than 10 kgs
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Always he wants us to carry in hands and especially while getting the sleep he wants us to cradle in the hands.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   He is not sleeping in Day and night
User :   When his heakth was good, he used to sleep 4 hours in a stretch
User :   But now not even half an hour
User :   tomorrowhe is starting at 8 month
Doctor :   May I know if he is other wise active?
User :   finding very difficult manage this second kid
User :   Yes he active
Doctor :   Is he very irritable?
User :   yes
User :   feeling vey reckless
Doctor :   Is he irritable through out the day?
Doctor :   Does he have symptoms of fever, vomiting, loose stools?
User :   yes last from 2-3 days
User :   none
Doctor :   Is he passing stools normally?
User :   two times a day and greyish color
Doctor :   Ok
User :   not sure if he has stomach ache?
Doctor :   Is he passing urine normally?
User :   Slightly yellowish
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
Doctor :   From the brief history that you have provided, I do not find any medical problems with your child.
Doctor :   These symptoms are common in young children particularly at these age, especially during the time of weaning.
Doctor :   It needs just good parenting skills.
Doctor :   You would have to be worried, if he develops any of those symptoms that I had referred to.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   That would include hyperirritability that is always crying, fever, drowsiness, inactivity, recurrent vomiting, loosestools, reduced urinary output.
Doctor :   If any of these symptoms develop, I would suggest to consult a pediatrician.
Doctor :   You can try deworming pills as a precautionary measure, if you have not given them in the past.
User :   Never given
Doctor :   Helminthic infection can cause reduction of the appetite without any symptoms.
Doctor :   However, since these are prescription medications, I can provide you with one over on the chat.
User :   Its happenning
Doctor :   You may have to consult your pediatrician to get these medications.
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   Yes
User :   Can you please prescribe? And are they availab
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
Doctor :   Yes, they are easily available in any pharmacy.
User :   He has completed 7th month, should have we given this kind my medicine now?
Doctor :   However, since prescription of prescription medications is unethical, I cannot prescribe then to you.
Doctor :   There is no need for any medications, however, you would take a vaccine at the 9th month.
Doctor :   Follow with the regular immunisation that is followed.
Doctor :   Have you followed with what I have suggested?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
User :   For my another kid, baby girl, she is now 5 years, what should be her weight?
Doctor :   The growth at the 5th year is usually measured by the mid arm circumference more than the weight.
User :   she is now 22.5. Is she obese?
Doctor :   However, the weight around the 5th year, should be about 20kgs.
Doctor :   No, she is not obese.
User :   Infact, we have observed her loosing hair for a while now
Doctor :   Ok
User :   We consulted a paed. He asked us to go for TSH tests
Doctor :   Ok
User :   TSH is reading as 5.83
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Which slightly higher than the normal range 0.2 - 5.5
User :   Other than this she does not have any other symptoms like pale skin, brittle nails
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Y'day, I consulted another doctor on the same channel. He has suggested to observe other symptoms
User :   Was not sure about the obese, wanted to know about that
Doctor :   Yes, I have seen your previous chat detail and since it is an isolated value with no symptoms, I concur with those suggestions.
Doctor :   Her weight is not in the obesity range.
User :   Ok, Thank Doctor
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
User :   No nothing as of now
User :   Thanks a lot
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User :   Bye for now
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