Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Patty | 2013-01-31

Q.

22month old toddler

Hi, my toddler is 22months and he is so hyper active. his always throwing things around the house. If he is not fighting with his cousins then his wrestling with the sister. He eats well my main concern is this hyper active that he has. should i be worried. And at that young age i do not want me taking any medication if there is no need.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is extremely difficult to make a definite diagnosis of hyperactivity and especially ADHD at such a young age. Many children are very active as they get near to the 'terrible two's' and always seem to be getting up to mischief. It may help to give your little boy a daily Omega3 supplement. He can have a dose of 1000mg per day. You do not need to buy an expensive kind of Omega3, just a good quality salmon oil brand. Cut the end off the capsule and squeeze the contents over a small amount of food in the morning.

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