What causes recurrent cough and cold episode? - Online Doctor Chats
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sir my son is 1 year & 3 monyhs old
earlier days he took the solid food correctly
but now a days he is not taking well ( by last 3-4 days)
today he had not taken food
even i take the suggestion for food chart from dietician and we tying to maintina that
even we took suggestion from dr & took diet chart and try to follow that
Is he having any other symptoms?
but now a days we are facing difulty to feed him
i think no we played well throught out the day
dr suggest only for nebuliztion budasal .5 mg tid
we are giving as per sechdule
cough & cold
cought is mild not so much
Where are you located?
at north delhi near mukherji nagar
So your main concern is that he is not eating well
And you have consulted dietician
In such a scenario, I will suggest some blood tests for him
He is more than 1 year old and he can safely get the tests done
It can show up
This cough and cold episode may be the cause
Kids usually reduce food intake during such episodes
He will get back to normal once this episode is over
Does he have difficulty breathing?
due to this deficency of iron & calcium kids will not take the food properly ?
Yes it is a possibility
during the whole day he played well but not asl for food
Especially if the kid is breast fed or has taken cow's milk
Nebuliser should be given only if difficulty in breathing is present
brest milk and single toned mild
Yes it is likely that he may be iron deficient
then what is ur suggestion..plz suggest
My advice is as follows:
blood tests to be done to rule out common conditions
After getting these tests done, we can start him on some vitamin and iron supplements
Also he may take high calorie food to gain the lost weight
Can you tell me his weight?
Give me a min to check his percentile on chart
He is at 30th percentile for his age
Which is within normal range for weight
our dr is itself ped gasteroenterologist, he told your baby is quite active so u need not to worry regarding the weight. and sir we also fell that our baby is so much naughty he can't seat for a single min. he always roming.
Thus I am not really concerned at present, but he should not lose weight in future
What was his weight at birth/
What was his weight at birth?
it was 3.4 kg
So he is going down the percentiles on the growth chart
You do need to take care of his weight
ans ame to our Dr and ask for blood test.
Let us get the tests done to see if he is lacking in some nutrients
means we should again consult to dietician .
Not the dietician
But the pediatrician
You may followup with dietician regularly otherwise
Do you have any question here?
ok sir thanks for ur suggestion we will follow the same.
thanks Good night.
Just another piece of advice
Give him food every 3 hours and do not force food
Go easy on milk
Only 500 ml milk is needed in a day for a 1 yr old
ok sir. thanks
Thanks for consulting
but our dietician suggest for not more than 350ml of milk in a day
That is the average
Mostly it is hard to keep the kid away from milk
so we follow for 300-350 ml of milk in a day
yes sir u r right.
That is good
That is why I usually go for 500 ml
The best rule is to first offer solid food
and then water
Give milk only 2 - 4 times a day
ok sir we will take care of ur advise.
thanks a lot
Thank for consulting me
thanks gud night
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