Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Zukie | 2010/03/25

Q.

Underweight

I''m worried doc, i think my son is underweight. He is 5yrs old and he''s 15kg. He look so skinny, he''s eating well and when I give him multi-vitamins, he gets blister in his mouth.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Te average weight for a boy of 5 years is 18kg, so your son is considerably underweight for his age. I am also worried about the blisters he keeps getting in his mouth. He needs to be seen by a paediatrician.

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