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Limping, had loose motions, 2 year 3 months - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my son is 2years 3 months old. He is limpign for last few days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   inititaly he had loose motion. doc gave zopi and dolopar for fever
Doctor :   Ok
User :   later he started limping
User :   again is shwed doc
User :   he gave him ibugesic plus for three days
User :   three times
User :   no improvement
User :   two days back he had infection
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so doc gave him medicine for fever
User :   but now also he is limping
User :   he says that there is no pain
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am worried
User :   he is hyper active
User :   kindly advise
User :   he does nto have strenght only
User :   keeps falling
User :   i have started giving zincovit now
User :   5ml two times a day
Doctor :   Does he have any problem while you move the limbs?
User :   no
User :   he says that there is no pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you describe what exactly you meant by limping?
Doctor :   Do you mean he has difficulty to stand and walk?
User :   there is no difficultly in standing
User :   but while walking he limps little bit
Doctor :   Or do you mean that he is not able to place his steps properly on one leg while the other limb is normal?
User :   right leg
User :   he keeps his steps properly
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but little bit limping is there
Doctor :   Do you feel he is dragging one of the limb?
User :   he is not dragging also
Doctor :   Ok
User :   while keeping leg on the ground i find little difficulty
Doctor :   May I know how many days ago did he have the episodes of loosestools and fever?
User :   when someone gets hurt they keep leg on the ground with difficulty
User :   like that he keeps
User :   15days back
Doctor :   When was the last day that he had the symptoms of fever?
User :   two days back he had high fever
Doctor :   Ok
User :   after taking medicine for loose motion
User :   again i showed him to doc who gave ibugesic plus for 3 days
User :   then after a gap of 3 days he had fever
User :   i showed doc
Doctor :   Do you mean on 26th/27th feb or was it more than a week ago?
User :   gave him some medicine for fever
User :   next day fever had reduced
User :   between 23rd to 24th
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he had fever
User :   but i had shown hm to doc
User :   before that for limping
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Fever, recurrent episodes of vomiting can induce neurological symptoms. Such symptoms often affect both limbs.
User :   k
Doctor :   If the cause was a neurological one, I expect weakness which present as difficulty to stand/walk with problems while passing urine and stool.
User :   k
Doctor :   From your description of the symptoms, I do not find any association with his current limps to his recent illness nor with the medicines that he had.
User :   k
Doctor :   It is probably a local trauma that is the likely cause and that needs to be investigated.
User :   k
Doctor :   If no local factors are found, it could be an attention seeking character of your child which can be resolved with parentral care and pediatrician's help.
User :   k
Doctor :   As I am unable to physically examine your child, I am unable to give you a more specific answer.
User :   k
Doctor :   The bottom line is, I do not think this is a major concerning problem.
User :   k
Doctor :   A clinical examination by a pediatrician and evaluation by an orthopedician will confirm my suggestions
User :   ok fine doctor
Doctor :   and guide through the methods of countering the problem.
User :   k
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   he eats well
User :   but still no proper strength he has
User :   he keeps falling every now and then
Doctor :   Recent infection affects body energy and appetite, which is expected to improve.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If this is a recent symptoms and happens occasionally, then you need not concern.
User :   k
Doctor :   It is expected to improve as well.
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   Continue with proper nutrition containing plenty of fruits and vegetables.
User :   i have given him all the vacciation as per his age
Doctor :   Encourage him to drink plenty of water.
User :   even polio booster injections
User :   two
Doctor :   Ok
User :   after this i chked with his doctor who told me that there is no need to give polio drops
User :   which is given by government hospitals
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is it ok
User :   or whenever they come to give polio drops
Doctor :   According to national immunisation programme,
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