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Bad appetite, wants to gain weight, very skinny, irregular stools, farts a lot, common cold and cough, very active, hates milk, - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   I have a query related to my son who is 4.5 years old.
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   He is slim and healthy and very sporty but his appetite is very bad.
Doctor :   Is he going to school?
User :   Is there something you can recommend to increase his appetite and we like to see him put on some weight, he looks very skinny right now
Doctor :   What is his weight
User :   He is around 13 Kgs and he goes to school
Doctor :   How is his stool and general outlook, any frequent infection like more than 4 times a year of cold. cough etc?
User :   His stool is normal but he does not pass motion quite regularly, he passes motion once in 2 days and he also has a lot of gas release. No frequent infections but some common cold and cough which lasts for a day or two, nothing serious
Doctor :   How is his play any complains of stomach ache, pain in the limbs after play?
Doctor :   Is he interactive and playful with other children?
User :   he is very active and and is very interactive too and wants friends all the time around him to play, no limb pain reported so far.. stomach ache sometimes when he has some gas formation
Doctor :   Ok is the father lean?
Doctor :   or the some immediate family members?
User :   I am the father and I am little on the plumpy side, his mother is lean
User :   We live in a duplex house and he frequents the stairs quite a few times in a day and he jumps a lot...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I do not think there is something lacking with him
Doctor :   You can use NUTRILITE protein powder
User :   All right doctor and he refrains from drinking milk, he hates milk. Is there something we can do about that ?
Doctor :   Nutrilite Kids Chewable Concentrated Fruits & Vegetables, Tablet, One tablet 30 minutes before food
Doctor :   Twice a day
Doctor :   He does not have to drink milk, try to mix milk with others like Porridge, Cereals or Milk shakes
Doctor :   They are alternatives
User :   Thats the problem, he sniffs them all before eating and if he gets the smell of milk he abandons the food
Doctor :   Try other flavors
User :   Sure I will Doctor. Thank you for your valuable time and for your prescription.
Doctor :   Do you have any more queries
User :   It was a pleasure chatting with you Dr. Thank you so much
Doctor :   Thanks
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   Have a great evening. Bye
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