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Small child, suffering from rickets. Taking vitamin d3 injections, calcium syrup. Treatment options?

hi, my little 1 year baby suffering from rickets . doctor prescribe her vitamin D3 injections .and a calcium syrup now i want to ask you that after one month no progress is seen what should i do now? tell me about diet for the baby and one more thing i want to ask about sun exposure that evening sun exposure can be done or not?
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thank you for your query.
Improvement of rickets depends on serum calcium,phosphate and alkaline phosphatase levels.
Radiology takes time to show improvement.
Diet should be normal avoiding leafy vegetables.
Morning sunlight is ideal,30mins /day.
Avoid evening light.
Hope this answers your query.
If you have any other queries kindly direct them to me.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
The treatment for rickets is by giving Vitamin D injection.
After 4 weeks X-ray has to be taken to know the healing process.
If the healing is present child can be put on vitamin D and calcium supplementation to prevent rickets.
In X-ray, if there is no healing, then another dose of Vitamin D injection has to be given, still there is no response the other causes of Vitamin D resistant rickets has to be evaluated further.
Oral vitamin D also can be given in higher doses for 5 weeks to achieve the healing in alternate to injection.
You can give fortified diet.
Sun exposure is not effective in treating rickets.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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