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What do pale skin, nighttime sweating, persistent runny nose and cough indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Question: My son will be 3 years old in April he has had 4 blood test done since birth and they have always been just a little off by his doctors standards. I just cant shake the feeling more is going on. His doctor keeps telling me it is viral but for 3 years??? I have uploaded his blood work below and would love some other opinions. He really dont have other symptoms other then he sweats really bad at night time when he sleeps. He has pale skin. He was intubated at birth due to cord around his neck. He normally does stay sick with a runny nose and cough.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Iron supplementation would help.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I have checked the attached reports, all of which indicate lymphocytic preponderance, and therefore viral cause.

Some children are prone to getting recurrent infections and therefore it is not incoherent if a diagnosis of viral infection is made each time.

His hemoglobin is on the lower side and it is no wonder that he is pale. In fact, in an indirect way that compromises his immunity. You need to give him iron rich dietary items like:
Liver.

Meat, fish and tofu.
Iron-fortified breakfast cereals or bread.
Eggs.
Pulses and beans.
Nuts and seeds.
Dried fruit - such as dried apricots, prunes and raisins.
Wholegrains - such as brown rice.

On the other hand, colorful fruits and vegetables will help in enhancing his immunity.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Diptanshu Das, Pediatrician
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What do pale skin, nighttime sweating, persistent runny nose and cough indicate?

Brief Answer: Iron supplementation would help. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have checked the attached reports, all of which indicate lymphocytic preponderance, and therefore viral cause. Some children are prone to getting recurrent infections and therefore it is not incoherent if a diagnosis of viral infection is made each time. His hemoglobin is on the lower side and it is no wonder that he is pale. In fact, in an indirect way that compromises his immunity. You need to give him iron rich dietary items like: Liver. Meat, fish and tofu. Iron-fortified breakfast cereals or bread. Eggs. Pulses and beans. Nuts and seeds. Dried fruit - such as dried apricots, prunes and raisins. Wholegrains - such as brown rice. On the other hand, colorful fruits and vegetables will help in enhancing his immunity. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Diptanshu Das, Pediatrician