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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor!
User :   This is regarding my 1.8 years old daughter
Doctor :   Ok

User :   she is doing fine but she dont have sound sleep in night
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is there any thing to worry about that?
Doctor :  
How about during the day?
User :   doing good
User :   have meals in time, doing her nature of job
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
The sleep during the day?
User :   no
User :   only she has sound sleep between morning 4 AM to 10 AM
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
that is less for a child of that age
Doctor :  
should be atleast 10 hours
User :   whole night she is not sleeping very sound. every 1/2 hrs, she wake up and crying
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Since how long have you seen this change?
User :   during the day, she is doing perfact in every aspect.
Doctor :   Ok

User :   approx 3-4 months
Doctor :   Ok

User :   if any day she is doing heavy work, that night she is sleeping good
Doctor :   Ok

User :   heavy work, means walk arrond 1-2 kms
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
I understood
User :   is anything to take care for that
Doctor :   This does require attention
Doctor :  
the sleep disturbance could be due to difficulty in breathing
Doctor :  
at sleep
Doctor :  
or hyperactivity
Doctor :  
it has to be evaluated
User :   but it is not like that. she is perfact now
Doctor :  
I would suggest you to consult the Pediatrician in this line
User :   I already consulted the same, the doctor says that if she is doing fine, taking feed, that means she is perfact
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   if he has physically examined the child
User :   yes
Doctor :  
then it rules out any systemic illness
Doctor :  
that is fine
Doctor :  
how is her growth going?
User :   everything is perfact
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :  
My only concern is growth and development
Doctor :  
because most of that occurs during asleep
Doctor :  
if that is fine
Doctor :  
then no problem
Doctor :  
I go with your Pediatrician
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

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