Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anon | 2012-03-08

Q.

Appetite enhancer for 7yr old

Hi Doc.

I need advise on an issue that I know a child psychologist would help as well on this issue.

My colleagues 7yr old daughter has suddenly stopped eating and lost so much weight because of that. Issue is that she doesn''t want to stay with her late mothers granny , she says she wants to stay with her father''s mother.

I have advised my colleague to seek professional help. The issue is that now he''s on a business trip and will only return end of the month. Is there anything that I can buy the child to drink in the meantime , maybe that will help with enhancing her appetite and maybe she will eat?

I heard scotch emulsion helps kids....will that work?

God Bless
Anon.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a very important question. I agree that this little girl really needs psychological help urgently as she is effectively on a hunger strike.You can try an apetite enhancer while you are waiting for her to be seen.Longifene Syrup 5ml half an hour before meals should be of some benefit.

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