Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: R | 2012-04-13

Q.

Growing pains

HI Doc,
Thanks for your response yesterday. I did take baby to the paed and doc said to try with the Nan LF for a few days and see if there is any improvement. Baby was at home yesterday, with his dad, who persisted with the Nan. In the evening baby had an almost normal poo, so we''ll be watching over the next few days. Maybe he will take to the Nan in time.

However, problems now with 4.5 yr son. Since he was very young he would often get up at night due to painful legs. I normally massage with Arnica, and give him panado if he''s feeling really bad.
I do notice at these times there are growth spurts, almost as if he''s grown overnight. He is rather tall for his age, compared to his classmates.
Is there any supplements I should consider giving him, or will he outgrow this in time?
It is worrying becuase this whole week he''s been up every night, and this tends to happen every few months.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It sounds as if your 4 year old son has typical growing pains. This is usually the age at which they bother children the most. You are treating him correctly. Unfortunately there is no way of predicting how long this problem of growing pains will persist, but usually they last for a year or two.

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