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Treatment for menarche - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi. My 12 yo daughter is going through puberty and she has been nauseous the last few mornings and vomited a small amount today. She has no other symptoms other than a mild headache. Could this be puberty related? Thanks.
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi Dr
Doctor :   Has to attained menarche ? i mean menstruation ?
User :   Yes, but it has been on and off ie nom regular cycle established yet
Doctor :   ok, it is normal what your child is going through and it is due to hormone levels ( estrogen )
User :   Is there anything I can give her? It reminds me of my morning sickness when I was pregnant with her.
User :   Also, how long does this tend to last?
Doctor :   just manage it with natural home remedies like small frequent meals, honey with milk or water early in the morning
Doctor :   the duration of the symptoms is subjective
Doctor :   and sometimes it may be coupled with white discharge
User :   At what point should I take her to a doctor?
Doctor :   yes,i will tel you . if she starts to have white discharge and vomits more than 2 times a day and for 4 days a week rush to the doctor
User :   Ok. Is it normal to start her period then go for months without one?
Doctor :   give her good amount of fluids in the form of water and juices
Doctor :   yes, its very common for the periods to be irregular in the begning, it may vary upto a year in some
Doctor :   all depends on nutrition status of the child
User :   Are there specific things she should be eating or additional vitamins etc?
Doctor :   fruits and vegetables will do , but if ones with linoleic and oleic acids ( fatty acids ) are very good
User :   Ok, she eats pretty well so hopefully things will settle down soon. Thanks Dr.
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
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