Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Zoe | 2012-05-02

Q.

APPETITE

Dear Doc
My 25 month old has completely lost appetite. He used to have a good appetite.Some days he goes without food for more than 24hrs. He only demands his milk and water. Last week he was also eating yoghurt but now has stooped. Most of the time he chews and spits when he decides to eat.He is playing and sleeping well and does not have fever. He is on Viral Choice as immune booster and a multivitamin (costs - R10) recommended by a phamarcist.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Many children go through times when they have a poor appetite at this age, but your son's absolure refusal to eat on some days is unusual.It may be a good idea to stop the Viral Choice and the vitamin syrup. Only give him Zinplex syrup and no other supplements.He seems to be well and happy so hopefully this is just a temporary stage he is going through.

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