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13 month old sticking out tongue constantly, low body weight, excessive drooling. Anything wrong?

I have a 13 month old grandson who over the past two weeks has begun to stick his tongue out constantly. It is not just slightly out, but straight out. He recently had lab work done due to a little below normal weight gain (he does weigh 18 lbs 4 ozs). He drools excessively, does not eat solid foods very well and has difficulty drinking from a sippy cup. He is able to drink from a bottle but does take breaks.
Asked On : Sun, 10 Jun 2012
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Thanks for writing to health care magic

sticking out tonge constantly... one thing that comes to my mind is hypothyroidism.

Was a thyroid profile done.
Is the childs development normal for his age? Development may be delayed in hypothyroidism.
Is he walking with support now?
Does he pass stool regularly or there is history of constipation?

Please reply with details so that i can help you better
take care
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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