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How to diagnose a 11 year old Anemic Child ?

My child 11 years old has height 52 inches and weight 25 kg. His HB is 7.1 and he has severe anemic symptoms including loss of appetite , shortness of breath and pale skin. What medication can I give to him please.
Thu, 12 Jan 2012
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  User's Response
Hi,welcome to health care magic
whatever diagnosis you have done is not sufficient enough to diagnose
there are many types and subtypes of anaemia, also some are pathogenic and some are defficiency disorders.
what you need is to consult physician or haematologist and get the perfect diagnosis
along with check with your family history and always give equal importance to your diet-wholesome food.

take care

General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,thanks for query.First of all it is important to have diagnosis that why he is having low Hb.It is quite low.Look for the reason whether is simply nutritional deficiency or due to some disease like worm infestation or some other problem.He needs medicines for at least 3 months.Along with this give him diet rich in iron like,all green leafy vegetables,jaggery,dates,fruits etc.for medicines you have to ask your doctor.But please take care as this much low iron will affect his learning capacity also.bye.
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