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How to increase height and weight of a child? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Dec-2014
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User:D ..I have 2.4 yr old daughter
User:she is very lean
User:how can i increase her weight
Doctor:May I know her current weight
Doctor:and also length or height
User:weight would be around 13 kgs
User:we have not checked recently
Doctor:that seems to be low
User:height would be around 2 and half feet
Doctor:Height seems to be fine
Doctor:May I know details of her diet
Doctor:What food she consumes?
User:morning she has idli or dosa
User:then some fruit in sometime or milk with pediasure
User:then for lunch she has rice with very little vegetable and a full egg
User:then again milk
User:then after waking up she has fruit or milk with biscuit or chocos
User:then chapathi in evening and after sometime rice and egg white
Doctor:The diet seems to be fine
User:then before sleeping has milk again
Doctor:But you need to give her more of carbohydrate rich food
User:such a
Doctor:why dont you take a diet chart for your child from our dietitian?
User:is eating 2 eggs in a day fine for her
Doctor:that is fine
Doctor:Could you please raise a diet request for the same from your dashboard?
User:sure..will do that
User:thank you
Doctor:My pleasure
Doctor:I would suggest you these
Doctor:Get her deworming done
Doctor:it is possible because of intestinal worm infestation
Doctor:Medications like albendazole single dose can be tried
Doctor:Also, a complete hemogram to look for underlying causes if any
Doctor:with the diet chart and deworming medicine, her weight should improve soon
Doctor:Please get the medicine prescribed by her pediatrician
User:what should be her ideal weight
Doctor:let me check
Doctor:Give me a moment
Doctor:It should be around 14 to 18kgs now
User:oh ok
User:her doc has suggested syp noworm for her
Doctor:That is deworming medicine
Doctor:that can be given too, under the doctor's guidance
User:ok..thank you..we have not given her this till now
Doctor:you may want to give her now
User:yes..will do that
User:thank you
User:i do not have more queries
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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