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Medication for thyroid problem in a 7 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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User :   yes doctor
User :   actullay i wanted to know about my first daughter 7yrs health and also my second on 5 1/2 months health doctor
User :   shall i send my question doctor?
Doctor :   What is that you would like to know.
Doctor :   Yes tell Me.
User :   my 1st daughter 7 yrs having thyroid since from one year whether it can be curable or not doctor? i am getting her treatment and every 3 month blood test its normal but i am worried she may get any other illness due to this?
Doctor :   What thyroid problem is there in your child and what medication is she taking.
User :   i am giving her thyrox 50mg tablets according to doctor endocrinocologyst. it will affect any thing ?
User :   still how may years i should give this tablets doctor and also she is very leen. whether it is due to her thyroid problem or any other causes i donot know.
Doctor :   Thyrox is thyroid hormone supplement that you are giving and that needs t be given throughout the life..
User :   Tyroid is cancer or not? please confirm this doctor due to this confusion i am not sleeping at night
Doctor :   Since her natural production is less
Doctor :   It is not any cancer its a normal Gland that ever one has and that produces Thyroid hormone that is essential for many functions in the body..
Doctor :   since it is less in your child so they are giving her supplements from in the form of thyrox..
Doctor :   It will take care of all the functions that thyroid hormone is supposed to do in the body..
User :   she led a normal life like every one, that is in manturation period and after marriage when she become pregnant?
Doctor :   Certainly if she regularly takes this supplement then she will be fine
Doctor :   Lead a very normal life..
User :   if she miss one day or two what will happens doctor?
Doctor :   Its not to be worried about in 1-2 days interval; since there are sufficient levels to keep a look out for the Lean days but then when ever she recollects that she has missed then she can take the tabs.
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, While I type the necessary information, and do Inform me when done.
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User :   My another baby 5months 1 week, she is very fine and healthy but only thing is she often split little little after every feed. doctor has told to give her solid foods like ragisari and cerelac but only 2 spoons she will eat thats all after that she will make like omitting but she wont. what is the reason she do like this? she is now 6kgs whether it is normal or not/
Doctor :   What was her birth weight and how do you feed her the position i mean
Doctor :   Little regurgitation of feeds are always there and you can avoid them by keeping the child straight in an up right posture..
Doctor :   After every feeds and while feeding them to..
Doctor :   Burp your child regularly after the Meal..
User :   but she is very active. only thing is she wont sleep some days in the morning till night. how many times should i feed cerelac, now i am giving her 3 times, one time ragi sari and other times my feed doctor.
User :   if i burp also she will do splits little after burping and also after some time or long time whem she burps again.
Doctor :   Thats ok.. as and when she is hungry because children will eat only when they are hungry and not on force so as and when she asks for foods you can feed them
Doctor :   Thats ok..
Doctor :   Very normal..
Doctor :   The diet that you mentioned is good enough..
User :   but how should i know she is hungry? she is very silent and she will be playing only thing is i should carry her very moment. if i their with her she will be silent.
Doctor :   Have you filled up the feedback form I sent?
User :   yes doctor.
User :   shill i have your contact no plz doctor?
Doctor :   Thats very much the case with most of the Children have you ruled out the Low thyroid state in this child also..
Doctor :   You can have it from the home page
User :   what is that she also having tyroid problem?
Doctor :   That number the doctor is available
Doctor :   It must be ruled out..
User :   but how doctor?
Doctor :   A heel Blood sample needs to be sent..
Doctor :   And tested for Thyroid functions..
Doctor :   If you wish, we can fix up your appointment with a doctor in your area.
User :   what is the reason to tell that even she is having tyroid?
Doctor :   Let the test be done and then it would be clear..
Doctor :   It could be due to the genetic make up that could be the cause..
Doctor :   for low thyroid state..
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   why doctor u cant tell what, because not one in our family is having thyroid doctor only first girl that too after 5 1/2 yrs it came to know that she is having tyroid/
Doctor :   Since you already have a young child having the same trouble there are chance the it could be genetically inherited so then it must be ruled out in the other child too..
User :   that too tyroid tests are done at the time of discharge that is first one week that new born.
Doctor :   Ok.. were the test then normal..
User :   in hospital they did TSH its normal.
Doctor :   Ok.. Thenthere is nothingto be woried about..
User :   even i have the report also.
Doctor :   Ok.. then it should be fine..
User :   her weight is normal doctor, 6kgs for 5months 1 week
Doctor :   Ye sits very much in the normal range..
User :   thank you doctor thanks very much last one question is still i am in deit, due to seeing baby splits i am not start to eat any thing either than milk and only dal rice now i can eat every thing and drink cold water?
Doctor :   This is for you right
User :   yes
Doctor :   You certainly can start the feeds as normal.
Doctor :   there is nothing to be worried about..
User :   it wont effect on my baby? i can eat spicy foods? can eat curds?
Doctor :   Are you breast feeding now..
Doctor :   Avoid spicy feeds and then its ok.
User :   can i drink coffee twice a day? still i am drinking milk.
Doctor :   no that is nothing like that you haveto avoid them..
User :   yes doctor i am breast feed in between solid foods and also at night time.
Doctor :   Ok..
Doctor :   You can take the regular feeds and then avoid the spicy feeds..
User :   should i avoid spicy food itself or little spicy is ok?
Doctor :   Better avoided..
Doctor :   completely..
User :   what should i eat?
Doctor :   If you require Spicy feds ad pepper instead and then any regular feeds that you would have other wise..
User :   ok thank you doctor being on online to chat with me can i know your name doctor?
Doctor :   Dr. XXXX
User :   bye bye doctor ................ my name is XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX 0000
Doctor :   Thanks for Consulting Health care Magic. bye for Now..we have the details from the once that you have registered..
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