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Suggest the diet to increase water content in toddlers

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I need food that helps to increase water content in body for 3 year avoid dry skin, lips and increase his hydration.he takes good water but body z not absorbing. and food to improve immunity.
Posted Sat, 8 Feb 2014 in Ayurveda
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 1 hour later
Brief Answer: need more details Detailed Answer: *dear XXXXXXX Thanks for contacting XXXXXXX and Ayurveda regarding your problem and going by your present complaint(s) I've come up with following observations: A. UNDER HYDRATION 1. any exposure to Heat/humidity, or history of under hydration i.e. giving/taking only 1-2 glasses of water per day, dehydration is bound to happen,along with other channels of water loss i.e. sweat,breath,urine and stool. 2.In dehydration, along with water, salt is also lost so even simple plain water is not a good option. 3. because he remain under hydrated,this results in stools becoming dry and thus requiring greater strain while passing them, also dehydration causes the eyes to become dry (dry eyes)resulting in weak eye sight!! 4.You have not mentioned about symptoms associated with dehydration: [if any] any episodes of confusion,fainting,weakness,cramps,headaches or dizziness? 5.Do check with healthcare provider [child specialist] there regarding any electrolyte imbalance who may/will order some Lab tests for the same. 6.Avoid coffee,tea,salt,junk/processed food and HIGH protein rich diet 8.give plenty of water, at least 8-10 glasses per day,which improves urine output, and re hydrates the skin (but if exposure to heat is more) add little of black pepper, lemon and salt to it or simply have ORS sachets or “Shadangpaniya” (available at all Ayurveda Stores) with you. 9.Cilantron juice (Coriander/Dhaniya) either purchased or made in home is an ideal drink. 10. Ashwagandharishta and Balarishta both 5ml-5ml (1tsf each) with equal amount of water after meals (after breakfast, and dinner) 12. Ushirasav 10ml (2tsf) after meals with equal amount of water (after lunch) B. IMMUNITY 1. Principle is to have well balanced diet with more of proteins and more Calories with exercise, take more of cereals,legumes,daal egg,and eat fresh fruits regularly with sweet pulp like (banana, mango, chickoos, grapes) 2. To increase immunity:take banana, black grapes, orange, spinach, ginger, tomatoes, curd, take diet rich in vitamin C (Citrus fruits) and vitamin E (sunflower seeds, almonds,apricots,peanuts) which are rich in anti oxidants and thus helps in improvement of Thymus function (associated with Immunity.) 3. Eat mixture of amla powder ½ spoon with 4 spoons of honey. 4. Juice of white onion 6ml with morning for weight,{In Ayurveda we hold that people when doing everything right,takes SLEEP regularly and that too after food he becomes FAT, so have a good stress free sleep after meals to gain weight 10. Treatment is to be directed towards increasing your Digestive Power, only preventive aspect is discussed, please revert back if you have any of the above concerns for further line of management and treatment Dr. Munish Sood MD. (Ayu.) Kayachikitsa Consultant & Physician Naimittika Clinic
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he has no health issues but adenoids, mouth breathing and under ent treatment. my dr told he z normal.and given calcium and multivitamin tonics.thank u sir. no sweat , stool z normal goes everyday easily, urine normal.he z very active likes to play lot.
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 3 hours later
Brief Answer: Preventive Aspect Detailed Answer: Dear XXXXXXX Thanks for reverting back with your concern & Doctor's opinion, and preventive aspect for adenoids is as follows: i. Steam Inhalations 3-4 times a day. ii. Warm salt water gargles. [gargle with honey water] iii. avoidance of allergens [dust/cold drinks] iv. mix 1 spoon ginger juice 1 spoon honey 1 pinch nutmeg [जायफल] powder and give it to eat for 1 month v. Avoid: Heavy, slimy and acidic food, curd, mustard oil, excess physical exertion, sunlight-dust areas, exposure to strong winds, day sleeping, smoking, Potato, green leafy vegetables. Cold water/food Give: Old brown rice, soup of moong dal, black grapes, cow’s or goat milk, garlic, lukewarm water to drink, black pepper, dried ginger, honey, mulethi, launga PS. 1. In kids, adenoids usually begin to shrink after about 5 years of age and often disappear by the teen years. 2. since giving calcium, which may/can cause constipation make sure he/she is taking/having plenty of fluids and high fibre diet to prevent the same. 3. since he/she is a kid thus may not be comfortable with Ayurveda Breathing and Yoga Techniques, please contact your Attending Physician regarding simple breathing exercises at his/her age. Dr. Munish Sood Consultant & Physician Naimittika Clinic
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