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What causes low appetite after stomach infection?

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Posted on Tue, 10 Jun 2014
Question: hiii!! my daughter i s 2yrs old and suffered a heat stroke n stomach infection a week b4 and was not eating anything.though after 2 days of medication she recovered but still she feels nausea n do not like to anything shz 10 kg in weight.plz suggest the reason why she does not like to eat anything shz just on motherfeed.
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Post infective anorexia

Detailed Answer:
Hi....thank you for consulting in Health Care Magic. As a father of a kid, I share your concern regarding your 2 year old. By what you quote I understand that she is recovering from a gastrointestinal infection/ probably viral & that she had some dehydration. I want to reassure you that her weight is appropriate for her age & I also appreciate you for informing her weight.

If she's active and playing around and is her usual self, I don't think you need to be concerned. Active kid is a well kid. It is very usual for kids to have some loss of appetite in recovering gastrointestinal infections.

To alley your fears about her appetite I take this opportunity to inform you about when you need to be concerned - if there is blood in stools/ green colored vomiting/ kid is very lethargic/ excessively sleepy...you need to be concerned. I would start suspension Domstal 1ml thrice a day before feeds to take care of her nausea.

Wish your 2 year old a speedy recovery. I would appreciate if you get back to me after she recovers with the happy news. Hope my answer was helpful for you. Happy to help anytime. Further clarifications and consultations on Health Care Magic are welcome.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).
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Brief Answer: Post infective anorexia Detailed Answer: Hi....thank you for consulting in Health Care Magic. As a father of a kid, I share your concern regarding your 2 year old. By what you quote I understand that she is recovering from a gastrointestinal infection/ probably viral & that she had some dehydration. I want to reassure you that her weight is appropriate for her age & I also appreciate you for informing her weight. If she's active and playing around and is her usual self, I don't think you need to be concerned. Active kid is a well kid. It is very usual for kids to have some loss of appetite in recovering gastrointestinal infections. To alley your fears about her appetite I take this opportunity to inform you about when you need to be concerned - if there is blood in stools/ green colored vomiting/ kid is very lethargic/ excessively sleepy...you need to be concerned. I would start suspension Domstal 1ml thrice a day before feeds to take care of her nausea. Wish your 2 year old a speedy recovery. I would appreciate if you get back to me after she recovers with the happy news. Hope my answer was helpful for you. Happy to help anytime. Further clarifications and consultations on Health Care Magic are welcome. Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).