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Child has loss of appetite, lethargic and tired. Suggestions?

hi i have a 3yr old daughter who over the last few weeks i have noticed she has become very tired, loss of apetite, pale and lathargic. She wont walk anywhere and if she does she becomes tired very easily. she has lost her appetite also.she looks completely drained and her face looks slightly drawn like shes had the life sucked out of her??
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Carole

Thanks for the query and I am sorry to know about your daughter's condition.
I would like to ask you a few questions about your daughter to assist in better diagnosis.
Do you remember any factor or event that could be responsible for it?
Are her symptoms getting worse or better?
Does she have any other associated problems?

From the history that you have provided in your query, many conditions can be possible. Some possibilities are anemia, chronic diarrhea, decreased or inappropriate food intake, etc. To rule them out a detailed physical investigation by a physician needs to be done. In addition, some investigations need to be conducted like blood hemoglobin levels, serum iron studies etc.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Thanks
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to Health care magic forum. Your daughter has become lethergic, and dull means you should be catious, and immediately consult a pediatritian, for proper diagnosis and treatment.
She might be anaemic, infested with worms, or might be having some chronic infection like tuberculosis. Of course don't worry, it is commen with most of the children.
I advise you to consult a pediatritian for confermation of the disease and treatment. You need to have xray, montouks test, besides other routine tests.
You can give her proteine supplements like complan etc for duilding general health. give her an egg daily, with all balanced diet.
Wishing a quick recovery of the child ,and thanks for calling.
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