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Posted on Mon, 14 Nov 2016 in Child Health
Question: My son is 5. 5 years old and weighs 20.5 kgs.he complains of leg pain at night some times. Should I give him some medicine? Normally I massage him and he sleeps off. Should I see a doctor? Also any vitamin supplements required for him as he is underweight?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Calcium deficiency

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Can understand your concerns.

Pain in legs at night time usually occurs in calcium deficiency.

I suggest you to do calcium and phosphate levels.

Start a calcium syrup like caldikind, shelcal 5 ml two times a day for 1 month.

Also start a multivitamin syrup like syrup bevon 5 ml once a day for 1 month, this will also improve appetite and help in weight gain.

Review with report.
Take care.
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