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Child suffered from basal pneumonia. Had loss of weight, symptoms of asthma, low immunity. Suggestion?

My child is of 3 years and suffered from basal pneumonia last week. She was hospitalized and just discharged last saturday. Her weight is reduced to 9 kg from 11 kg. I m worried how can she gain the weight and what food can bring it to normal. She also has symptoms of child ashthma where due to weather change and low immunity she catche cold and cough quickly as a result she has breething problem. Request your help in this situation.
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
In children with sickness and disease, the appetite will decrease and followed by loss of weight due to decreased oral intake and catabolic state occurs with the disease process.
But as they recover from the illness, thier appetite will regain and they catch up the growth if the appropriate, nutritious diet is given.
Whatever the food served for your family that can be offered to him.
Try to give balanced diet containing all components of food pyramid and you can take a diet plan from a dietician.
As your child is having there are chances of getting repeated cold and cough due to predisposition to allergic and seasonal response of the airways to the allergens.
Hemay need control and prophylactic drugs for asthma like montelukast or inhalational steroid and bronchodilators depending on his severity.
So consult your Pediatrician for the proper suitable plan for his asthma.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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