Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Louise | 2009-02-27



My son is 4 years old. I' ve noticed the past week or so that he is very pale with dark circles under his eyes. He sleeps very well, go to bed at 08h00pm and by 8h30pm he will be fast asleep. Will wake up once during the night to go to the toilet, but falls asleep very quickly again. He sleeps through till 06h30 am. He loves food and have a very good appetite for a 4 year old.

I did do the vega allergy tests last year and he is allergic to preservatives, gluten, wheat &  dairy. I try very hard to keep him away from above foods. Even snacks for school I tend to give him low GI foods. Can allergies cause circles and pale face? Or is it an iron shortage?. I' ve dewormed him more than six months ago

Expert's Reply



Your son's facial appearnce may be due to allergies or to anaemia or to tiredness. Tiredness would be unusual in a 4 year old boy. He may well be an allergic boy. The vega allergy tests are not accurate and it would be in his best interests if he were seen by a paediatrician with an interest in children's allergies.

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