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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What diet plans do you suggest for my 3 year old son who's fussy with his food and has lost weight ?

hi sir,my son is 3 1/2 age,active but now a days he s not @ all ready to have meals ...i don t understand y?i don t have idea y is he loosing his weight..even he lost weight ,his waist less plz plz suggest him diet chart ...i request u...plz ..m so much disturb bout him...i consulted his child specialist but his answers r not satisfying me.. need of help with ur suggestion may b i can do something good to my son...plz sir..
Wed, 25 Jan 2012
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1. Get an X-ray Skull lateral view to rule out adenoid hypertrophy which is a common cause of nasal obstruction at this age. Does he have a history of mouth breathing or snoring?
2. Have him undergo an E.N.T. check-up to rule out chronic tonsillitis.
3. The above conditions are the most common cause of refusal to eat in children.
4. Other important causes of loss of appetite which must be ruled out are:
a) liver problems
b) foreign body ingestion
c) acid reflux
d) constipation
e) gut infections and worm infestations
5. While you are checking for the above, and in the absence of other symptoms, you may give him appetite stimulants (containing cyproheptadine) and multi vitamin syrups.
6. If the above are ruled out, then there are many rarer causes which must be investigated by your local child specialist.
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