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Frequent cough and cold,febrile seizures - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hi im a mother of two year old who has a weak immune system coz he keeps on getting cough and cold recently he survived febriell seziure
Doctor :   ok
User :   i concern is that he has this acutepain in his legs
User :   coz of which he can't sleep in the night
Doctor :   k
User :   what shud i do
Doctor :   When was the last time he had the seizure
User :   he crys the whole night and can not sleep properly
User :   it was just once and that was in april
User :   but after that his temperature shots directly to 103
User :   he becoms crancky
User :   i am scared to send him out to play with his friends coz of that
Doctor :   Ok I can understand your problem
User :   is it normal
Doctor :   What is he on medicines
User :   he takes tylenol and motrien when he gets a temprature
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   apart from that doesnt he take any other medicines
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok I think you know why the febrile seizures
Doctor :   occur
User :   yeah coz the temp shots up very high and the brain stops taking signals
Doctor :   It is more important the shoot of the temp rather than a gradual temp
User :   ok
Doctor :   Fortunately, febrile seizures aren't as dangerous as they may look
User :   yes i have seen it so i can relate to it
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The leg pains in your child could be a different problem as it appears to be
Doctor :   because of daily occurance
User :   ok but the pain occurs somtimes not daily
Doctor :   Ok are all his mile stones properly met
User :   u mean shots
Doctor :   No his growth and development
Doctor :   did his peds say him he is alright in development like standing sitting talking are in timely attained
User :   yeah he says he is normal but i have seen change in weight
User :   earlier he was 32 lbs now he is 29.5 lbs
Doctor :   Is he playing daily normally
Doctor :   thats ok
Doctor :   do you notice any change apart from these
User :   yeah but he has become more irritated
User :   gets angry and shouts
Doctor :   Can you reason out why
User :   throws things on us
User :   yeah actually earlier we had a joint family now we live seperately
User :   then he was attended by lots of people but now he goes unnoticed sometimes
Doctor :   k
User :   coz both of us r working
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   so he stays in baby care
User :   no actually i work frm hme
Doctor :   Do you put him with other children
User :   i have to be eight hrs on my laptop
User :   thr is noone here who can talk to him
User :   coz he speaks in hindi
User :   and he cant understand english
Doctor :   So you know answers for most of his tempers
User :   im scared to put him in a day care coz of his attitude
Doctor :   Thats very good decision
User :   yes i do but how can i help him
User :   he is growing
User :   and i dnt want him to turn out to be a brat
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So your main concerns are with his leg pains
Doctor :   is it
Doctor :   or his behaviour
User :   both
User :   can you help me
Doctor :   Leg pains are harmless they seem to be growing pains because of his pranks
Doctor :   Growing pains often strike in the late afternoon or early evening and disappear by morning
Doctor :   Muscle pain at night from overuse during the day is the most likely cause of growing pains.
User :   it happens to him in night
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   It is typical feature
User :   hmm
Doctor :   Nothig to worry about
User :   ok
Doctor :   Rub your child's legs.
Doctor :   children respond to gentle massage.
User :   tht is wht i do
Doctor :   Stretch your child's legs
Doctor :   make it a habit during the day and again before bedtime.
Doctor :   Use a heating pad on a low setting before bedtime or when your child complains of leg pain. it can help
Doctor :   they won't last forever.
User :   k
Doctor :   Coming to the behaviour it solely depends on the famil at this point of time
Doctor :   Give the xtra time
User :   we do give him tht but he is overdemanding
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You can see a child psychologist
Doctor :   That would be helpful
Doctor :   but he doesnt understand
Doctor :   English
User :   hhmm
Doctor :   So you have to take instructions
Doctor :   from the psychologist
User :   ok
Doctor :   and practice
Doctor :   Which part do you stay
User :   can u suggest me someone
Doctor :   O sorry we operate in India
Doctor :   But you can find from various websites
Doctor :   or google it out
User :   ok
Doctor :   They can help you better as their focus
Doctor :   is on these kind of problems
Doctor :   I can only give you some guidelines
User :   tht wud be helpful
Doctor :   Children have tantrums because they want your attention. It doesn't matter if the attention is positive or negative.
Doctor :   They just want 100 percent of it
Doctor :   They want you to stop life
Doctor :   and give attention
Doctor :   So if you lose your cool and yell, or have a tantrum yourself, you've given them what they want.
Doctor :   it's best to pretend to ignore a tantrum
Doctor :   you can act as if it's not interrupting things
User :   wht abt trowing things he slaps us
Doctor :   you can I noticed your behavior, but that won't get my attention. You need to use your words to get my attention. All that behavior will get you is a timeout.
Doctor :   it is called Time ous
Doctor :   outs
User :   oh we have done it with him
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   If he is not mending to the time outs
User :   he is clever he first hits and then goes to time out himself
Doctor :   then you have to just avoid these situations for a while
User :   hhmmm
Doctor :   then solution would be the expert
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, While I type the necessary information, and do Inform me when done.
Doctor :   Regarding the pains you should not worry these are because of his tantrums
Doctor :   and regarding the tantrums you need to see an child psychologist
Doctor :   That would be ideal
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
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