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Date : 18-Sep-2014
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User:hi, This is XXXXX here and my question is in rgards with my kid who is 1.5 yrs old now
User:she has got her toe nails scaly and am worried if the same is because of some deficiency
Doctor:Does baby has any other symptoms?
User:what can be the probable cause?
User:evrything else is fien as such
User:she had kind of dark circle kind of thing below her eyes
User:but her pediatrician confirmed it was due to sensitive sking and recommended one creame
User:so as of now my only worry is teh scaly toe nails
Doctor:Is she taking any medication?
User:should i upload the pic of the nail??
Doctor:Yes sure
User:nope no medication
User:k will upload the pic
Doctor:once you upload kindly let me know
Doctor:Give me few moments,i will have look
Doctor:Hi XXXXX,the image is not that clear,i am not able to get conclusion,hence i would suggest you continue same cream and also i suggest you multivitamin Zincovit drops.
Doctor:If she will not improve after 3 days then i suggest you visit a dermatologist
Doctor:Dark circle under eyes may be due to insufficient sleep
User:ok.. dont know how much sleep is required
User:but she sleeps for min 7-9 hrs at night
User:and 1-2 hrs nap in day time
Doctor:that is sufficiant
User:ok.. will surely give the drops u stated
Doctor:Try to avoid her playing in water or sand
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:she plays in water a lot. difficult to to refrain from the same. she just loves it.. :(
User:no more queries.. just that these drops should be applied or given to her
Doctor:Try to divert her from playing in water.
User:sure will try my level best.. :)
Doctor:You give one ml of zincovit after her lunch
Doctor:Are you there?
User:yep very much
Doctor:Ok dear
User:sure will give it.. thanks very much and i just hope this isnt something to worry about
Doctor:No you need not worry
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:I dont think this got something to do with the scaly nails but she had undergobe baloon valvuloplasty when she was month nad half
User:she had sever case of pulmonary stenosis
User:nothing to do with that.. right??
Doctor:Wait for 3 more days,if not resolved then visit a dermatologist ok
User:sure sure... thanks a lot :)
User:hope it resolves.. :)
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:bye.. :)
Doctor:Bye dear
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