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Low appetite, have reflux problem, prone to cold and cough

hello doctor...help me on her appetite . she has a very low appetite.never seen her craving for food or asking for it. we have to force feed her. she might sit with us to eat but after 2-3 bites she says she is full.she doesnt like anything...even if you give her any juice wether apple or mango she will take 3 sips and throw it away. when she had the reflux problem since then i feel she is afraid of eating as it will lead to vomit . she doesnt even chew the food...try to sollow it most of the times. she is 3 year old with just 11 kg weight. very skiiny..we need atleat 2 hours to feed her...she is a very slow eater...otherwise wise very active...only problem is hunger...even if you done give her food whole day she wont ask for it....she is also prone frequent cold which leads to cough ...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019
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Hi,

Noted the history about your 3 year old daughter who is 11 kg only but otherwise active.
She does not want to eat. Take a few bites or sips.
There can be problem in the esophagus, stomach or small intestine.
Hence I would advise you the following:
Contrast studies for esophagus stomach and small intestines.
High resolution ultrasonography and CT scan if required.
Tests of blood, urine and stool.
There may be worm infestation. So give dose for worms.
Consult a Pediatric Surgeon for clinical examination, correlation with reports and treat her accordingly.
Also look for the foods and beverages that shew likes as it is possible that she is not developing taste for certain foods. This is also a common problem.
There can be attention problem, talk to your Pediatrician for counselling and proper symptomatic management.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. T Chandrakant,
General Surgeon
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