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Child with fever, cough and vomiting. What kind of food should I give him?

hi, my son is 2.6 years old, he had fever and cough for last 3 days, also not taking solid food. if we forced to feed him, he immediately vomiting the whole. we consulted the paediateric.he subscribed citrizine and paracetamol. what sort of food will give him for this period. also how to increase the immunity power for my son.also please advice which foods or tonic having more immunity power.

Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Usually in illness due to any infection, the appetite will decrease in children.

And once the infection has been treated and child is recovering from the illness, the appetite will increase.

Continue the medication as advised by your Pediatrician.

You can give soft diet and plenty of oral fluids during this period to maintain his hydration and nutrition.

Give balanced and nutritious diet containing frits, vegetables, and green leafy vegetables daily to improve his nutrition.

Vaccinate him appropriately as per the schedule.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Yes any infection particularly in kids will cause decreased appetite. It is normal for them to have a decreased appetite after a illness.

Do not force feed him.

But encourage to take good quantity of high calorie foods.

Give a bland diet and avoid junk foods and food that is not prepared at home.

Immunity can be improved by giving a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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