Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Nix | 2008/10/10

Q.

RE: Post 621

Ok so i could not go to the training Hospital because they don' t take in walk in patiants but i desided to test it myself. I went to lancet... i had to take her off the Zinplex for 72 hours first and she has been driving me NUTS... crying allll the time and not eating and so on but we gave a urine sample yesterday so they will let me know today what her zinc level results are.

I wanted to know.... they will tell me what the result is but can i discus it with you as well. if it is what you think it is.... can you presicribe me those drops she will need or can i go to any pharmacy like Dis-chem and as for it.... and what do you call these Zinc drops or are they just Zinc drops and i can ask for them that way?

sorry for all the questions!

Thank you so much!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You have really had a battle and I am about to make things a bit more difficult for you. It is not a urine test that needs to be done, but a blood test for the serum Zinc level.I cannot imagine why the laboratory would make a hash of the test like this.I am going to give up waiting for this test now although I really did want a baseline level so as to know where we are with your daughter's zinc level.The zinc supplement is called Zinc sulphate and the dose is 1mg per kg given twice daily. Discuss this with your pharmacist.

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