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What causes involuntary tremors in right leg of infant?

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Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2015
Question: Hello sir,
My son is 4 month old, from starting his right leg will be shakky for sometime..till now it continues...what will be the reason?Is it serious??pls do help
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Could be normal or vitamin d or calcium deficiency

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Your 4 months male child has right shaky leg for sometime.

This kind of shaky leg movement is not abnormal or serious. It is sometimes seen especially in small babies, low birth weight babies or premature babies where it is related to vitamin D or calcium deficiency. It needs no treatment on most children overgrow this shaky movement.

In my opinion, you should give vitamin d drops (1 ml =400 mg) 1 ml once a day till 9 months of age.
I also recommend you to bring the baby to sunlight (sunbathing) for 15 minutes daily so that adequate vitamin d and calcium develops in baby.

I would like to know what was the birth weight of child and whether the child was full term or preterm and whether child was kept in NICU or given to mother immediately. Also, whether child is on exclusive breastfeeding or on top feed.

Review back with above questions.
I hope this will help you.
Take care.
Regards: Dr Deepak Patel, MD Pediatrics
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Patel (1 hour later)
Yes sir, he was born with normal weight of 3.3 kg.i gave him birth by normal delivery so he was given to me immediately.till 3.5 months he was fully breastfeeding now as breastfeeding was not sufficient,formula milk n ceralac was introduced as supplementary.Is it necessary to take him to doctor
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You should get the child examined by doctor

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome once again to HCM.
I have read your question in detail.
Usually, such kind of occasional shaking is not alarming especially if the child is feeding well, achieving regular milestones and is actively playing. However, it's better to get the child examined by a pediatrician to make sure we don't miss any unusual conditions.
If you have any more questions, i will be happy to help.
Take care.
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Brief Answer: Could be normal or vitamin d or calcium deficiency Detailed Answer: Hi, Your 4 months male child has right shaky leg for sometime. This kind of shaky leg movement is not abnormal or serious. It is sometimes seen especially in small babies, low birth weight babies or premature babies where it is related to vitamin D or calcium deficiency. It needs no treatment on most children overgrow this shaky movement. In my opinion, you should give vitamin d drops (1 ml =400 mg) 1 ml once a day till 9 months of age. I also recommend you to bring the baby to sunlight (sunbathing) for 15 minutes daily so that adequate vitamin d and calcium develops in baby. I would like to know what was the birth weight of child and whether the child was full term or preterm and whether child was kept in NICU or given to mother immediately. Also, whether child is on exclusive breastfeeding or on top feed. Review back with above questions. I hope this will help you. Take care. Regards: Dr Deepak Patel, MD Pediatrics