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Small child having anemia, low iron, asthma, pale, dark eyes. Treatment?

My daughter is 6 years old and she is anemic an has low iron she also has asthma . Her doctor took her off liquid meds. But never really does anything else, just tells me that she wouldn t do much else unless I wanted her to look further into it. I am not sure what to do. I looked at my daughter last night and she was very pale and around her eyes were dark. It scared me. What would do think I should do????
Asked On : Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
welcome to hcm
thanks for the query
first of all you should go for a complete blood count and peripheral smear comment.
from that report cause of anemia will be clear. if its due to nutrition deficiency then it will be cured by supplements
so go for the investigations first
hope this information will be helpful to you
take care
Answered: Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Anoop Kumar Diwan's  Response
Please get an Iron profile done of hers' which will tell you about her Hb levels and Iron stores, after which you should put her on Haematinics if there is Iron deficiency. Once her Hb is restored, it will help her Asthma too by providing better immunity.
Answered: Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,, Woodlisa,
Thanks for query,
Your daughter requires evaluation for anemia and asthma.
Go for blood for hemoglobin estimation and type of anemia.
Also go for stool test to rule out worm infestation as worms can cause anemia.
If require give anti worm treatment along with Iron treatment.
Find out the cause of having asthma,whether hereditary or due to allergy or due to Eosinophilia.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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