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Posted by: Sone Iori | 2012-08-30

Lethargy in Children

Hello Doc, my daughter is 8 years old, sleeps well and eats well. The past week she is dead-tired with huge dark circles under her eyes. What could be the cause? She still eats well and sleeps her usual 9-10 hours a night, but she wakes up tired and hardly gets through the day. She also started to complain about her body aching.

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It is possible that your daughter has a viral infection. This will explain the tiredness, lack of energy and body ache. I suggest that you consult your doctor for an examination and blood tests. Other possibilities may include anemia, childhood diabetes, parasitic infections etc.

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Dr Anrich

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