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Self induced vomitings - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Child Health
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1773 Questions

Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hi, my 5 year old is causing himself to vomit because he keeps sticking his fingers down his throat. He says he does that because he likes how it feels. I'm not sure what to do about that
Doctor :   Since how many days is he doing it
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How many times in a day he does it?
User :   He has his hand in his mouth a couple times a day. Today is the first time he has made himself throw up.
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Do not be bothered if it is first time
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Just in form him the negative effects of self induced vomitins
Doctor :  
like he gets infection in the chest
Doctor :  
and stomach
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if he does it himself
User :   ok
Doctor :   In form him that he cannot feed himself well if he self vomits
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He will not grow faster like other children
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he cannot play well
Doctor :  
Let us he if he stops doing it

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