Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ldk | 2009-06-02

Q.

coughing and grinding teeth

My 5 yr old coughs at night and then immediately after, grinds her teeth. It stops when I put an extra pillow under her head. Any idea what could be causing this?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Grinding of teeth is very common in young children.In most cases no cause is obvious and treatment is difficult. The good news is that this habit usually stops once the permanent teeth come through.

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Posted by: very worried | 2009-06-07

Please help,
My 16 month old son started vomititng on Sunday - 31May 09, after having vomitted for four times I decided to take him to the nearest mediclinic, they put him on a drip, the next day he started to have diarrhea and his temperature went up to 39 degrees, they gave him antibiotics, valoid - childrens suppositories, which clearly states on box not for children under 6 years of age, and some medicine to stop the loose stools, we were then discharged on tuesday with the diarrhea still continuening, I was advised not to give him milk but to give him tea, coke, powerade not any form of juice, how long should I go on with this, he has lost so much weight and shows signs of weakness, and he also seems to have a lot of wind in his stomach.

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