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Low appetite with teething of child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. AAAAAAA
User :   hi dr.
Doctor :   Please go head with your query
User :   my baby is 1.5 year old
User :   and he's not eating roti/rice for the past 3 days
User :   he eats chips and buiscuits
User :   i am a little worried?
User :   he is teething...could that be a reason?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Teething is painful for certain kids
Doctor :   and they usually get better after few days
User :   yes
Doctor :   If he is eating soft foods like biscuits
User :   so that could be a reason?
User :   yes..he's eating that
Doctor :   then you just have to wait and watch
Doctor :   however I advise boiled
Doctor :   veggies and mashed one
User :   ok
Doctor :   so that he is not devoid of the balanced food
User :   ok
User :   one more question
User :   can i give him boiled egg?
Doctor :   Add cheeze
User :   ok
Doctor :   and sweet corn too
Doctor :   Yes you can give him boiled egg as it is soft
User :   ok
User :   white portion or the yellow one?
User :   or both can be given?
Doctor :   Both of them are good
Doctor :   Since the cereal portion of the diet is missing, you have to be innovative here
User :   one egg a day...or alternate days??
Doctor :   cereals means rice and roti
User :   ya
Doctor :   Let me finish about the cereals and then I shall answer the egg part of it
User :   ok
Doctor :   soft idli, dosa can be tried
Doctor :   Porridge is better
User :   ok
Doctor :   So it takes some time for the kid to adapt
Doctor :   so do not rush
Doctor :   let him relish the taste of them for few days
Doctor :   I mean understand
User :   ok
Doctor :   Now egg, do not rush here
Doctor :   Start with half egg a day
User :   ok
Doctor :   and increase the serving size each day
User :   ok
User :   got it
User :   also,how much milk shoul a 1.5 year old ideally have each day?
User :   he doesn't take milk at allllll
User :   wht other substitue can i give him for calcium?
Doctor :   Other dairy products too have calcium
Doctor :   Soft paneer, Porridge (with milk), cheeze
Doctor :   are the alternatives
User :   can i give him cheese slices??...
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok...i think he would like that
Doctor :   I advice a lot of trial and error here
Doctor :   instead of rushing with one type
Doctor :   A kid of this age can have all the foods as an adult except in moderation
User :   and amul butter...he llikes that,but some elderly in the family told me not to give him butter as he's too young to digest it
Doctor :   I would say a home made butter can be tried
User :   not the amul one?
Doctor :   I am skeptical about the other ingredients in it
Doctor :   if they are suited
User :   oh ok
User :   well,that's all..thank you so much for you advise
User :   bye
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   no that's all
User :   thanks ..bye
Doctor :   Hi Are you back?
User :   hi yes
User :   i have recently been detected with a stone in the gall blaader
User :   it's a mobile stone in lumen measuring 1.6mm
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it hasn't been painful so far
User :   but i have been advised to get it removed(gall bladder)
Doctor :   Was an Ultrasound scan done?
User :   yes
User :   last month
Doctor :   Why was it done?
User :   it was advised by my gyne for some other reason
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but then this stone was it was incidental
Doctor :   Surgical treatment of asymptomatic gallstones without medically complicating diseases is discouraged.
User :   so what would you advise?
Doctor :   I would suggest you to just do a follow up once in 6 months and note the size of the gallstone
User :   and if it doesn't change?
User :   i mean the size
Doctor :   No problem
Doctor :   Unless you have symptoms there is no need for surgery
Doctor :   Most gallstones (60-80%) are asymptomatic.
User :   i have been told that the stone won't go off on it's own and if i don't get the surgery done then it might convert to cancer at a later stage or might get stuck in the pipe attached to gall bladder
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The chances are very rare
Doctor :   Approximately 25% of patients with asymptomatic gallstones develop symptoms within 10 years.
User :   but is surgery the ultimate option??...if not now,may be some years/time later..when it becomes symptomatic?
Doctor :   That cannot be determined exactly
Doctor :   But current medical evidence suggests that the asymptomatic gallstones are not worrisome and does not warrant removal
User :   ok..thanks for sharing your opinion
User :   bye
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you
User :   no,thanks
Doctor :   I would just advice you a low fat diet at this moment
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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