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Safety of giving purified` water to children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   is it safe to give pureit purifier water to children
User :   i bought water purifier yesterday
Doctor :   Yes you can give
User :   i was told by someone that the water reduces teh immune system in children
User :   i have 1 year 9 months son
Doctor :   What is the water you gave him yet?
User :   i used to give tap water
User :   water
User :   since it is not that clean
User :   thoguht of filtering it
Doctor :   Ok, you can give it
Doctor :   Boiled and cooled water is always better than others
Doctor :   If it is cumbersome to do and lack of time
Doctor :   Purified water with filters is next best option
User :   if i filter and then boil the water is it fine for child
User :   i was told that since water gets filtered through radition
User :   children's immunse system reduces
Doctor :   Not really
Doctor :   PureIT is ok
User :   no problme with that
Doctor :   yes
User :   is it safe to give regularly
Doctor :   yes
User :   last 3 weeks son is donw with cold and nose block
User :   he was on ventryl d for 7 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   again azithrol
User :   but still his nose block is there
User :   running nose sometimes
User :   i am scared to give him medicine now
Doctor :   Give him enough fluids, water, soups, rice water
Doctor :   Steam inhalations
Doctor :   with vicks
User :   ok
User :   tht is sufficinet
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   You guys wash hands before touching him
Doctor :   Maintain good personal hygiene
Doctor :   Let him not expose to pollution
User :   ok
User :   he does nt eat food properly
User :   only likes to drink milk
Doctor :   Give him only that
User :   he refuses to eat any solid food
User :   is it adivsable to give complan
User :   since he is 1 year 9 months old
User :   chocolate flavour
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Give him what he wants
User :   ok
User :   thank you so much doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for your consulting
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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