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Date : 10-Sep-2014
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User:Hi doctor
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:MY daughter is of 2 year old and suddenly stopped eating evrything
User:she is uderweight from day 1
User:her weight is 9 kg and height 80 cms
User:atleast she used to eat a little before now from last 3 days she stopped evrything
User:she vomted twice but thats very little like one spoon
User:her motion was in white + yellow color
User:what should i try
User:what could be the reason for not eating
Doctor:I would like to know few more things before advising.
Doctor:What was her birth weight?
User:2.6 kgs
Doctor:Was she a normal delivery or through c - section?
User:And she has habit of doing potty after every feed especially when she drinks milk /proteins
User:normal delivery
Doctor:Where there any complications present during delivery?
Doctor:From birth is she having low amount of food?
User:we showed to doctor
User:they said it's culd be herdity as i m thin
User:but recently she stopped that small amount too
User:from last 3 days
Doctor:She is vomiting since 3 days or before that too?
User:3 days but only twice
User:mainly water
User:that too very little
User:not actually vomting
Doctor:Any associated symptoms like fever, abdominal pain, burning sensation while passing urine?
User:no nothing
User:she looks active but says no to everything
Doctor:From your description, I feel that she might be suffering with acidity problems.
Doctor:As she has vomited only twice in 3 days, it should come down gradually.
Doctor:Her weight is fine for her age.
Doctor:As her birth weight was 2.6kgs and now 9kgs. its fine for 2 yr old kid.
Doctor:Give her meals at regular intervals and avoid spicy and oily foods.
Doctor:Give her her favorite food items which she likes a lot.
User:is there any medicine for acidity doctor for her
Doctor:encourage her to eat as much as possible and meals at short intervals are good.
Doctor:Yes, you can give her colic aid drops which will reduce her acidity along with stomach ache if any.
Doctor:Give her 6 to 8 drops three times a day before food.
Doctor:Ask her to drink plenty of fluids, let it be juice, water.
User:ok.what about going to potty after every feed
Doctor:Thats normal in children. Its known as gastrocolic reflux.
Doctor:It will reduce on its own as she grows up.
User:ok thanks a lot doctor
User:i heard because of this action she is not gaining weight
Doctor:Nothing like that. She will gain weight gradually.
Doctor:Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User:NO doctor
User:i will try colic aid drops
User:shall i give her milk
User:or it increases acidity
Doctor:Yes you can give her all the foods you used to give before except spicy and oily.
User:thanks a lot doctor
Doctor:milk is more beneficial than side effects.
User:thank you very much
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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