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I have a grand daughter that is about 17 months

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Posted on Thu, 28 Mar 2019
Question: I have a grand daughter that is about 17 months old. she has always been in the low percentile in size ( bottom 5% ) .. mentally sharp .. started with hair loss 6 months ago and that has recovered .. she seems to have no appetite .. she has chronic congestion .. on previous visits the pediatrician has not seemed too concerned .. my daughter is planning to take her back again as she shows even less appetite and not responding as well to breathing treatment
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (6 hours later)
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1. How many days per month does your kid cough or feel breathless?
2. How many nights per month does your kid's sleep get disturbed due to above symptoms?
3. Does your kid feel breathless when running around or playing with other kids?
4. Are the symptoms when there are seasonal changes?
5. Is there any family history of asthma or any other sort of allergies like skin allergy etc.?
6. Is the cough always associated with fever?
Best regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani
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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani

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I have a grand daughter that is about 17 months

Brief Answer: Need more information Detailed Answer: Questions: 1. How many days per month does your kid cough or feel breathless? 2. How many nights per month does your kid's sleep get disturbed due to above symptoms? 3. Does your kid feel breathless when running around or playing with other kids? 4. Are the symptoms when there are seasonal changes? 5. Is there any family history of asthma or any other sort of allergies like skin allergy etc.? 6. Is the cough always associated with fever? Best regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani