Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Kay | 2010-09-21



Hi Doc
My son has fallen off the weight and height chart in a negetive way. He is about 84cm and 9.5kg for a 2.5 yr old toddler.
My son does eat his meals. 3 meals 2 snacks. We do struggle sometime to get him to eat.
B/f He eat Cherios, Milo, weetbix for breakfast
snack Yogurt or muffin for snack
lunch  macaroni and cheese / tuna, bread, rice , fishfingers
snack of a buscuit
supper: lentils and rice, fishfingers, macaroni, chicken pie etc

My son is asthmatic and does see Dr Ponde in Sunninghill Hospital.

Can you please advice me of a specialist pead (whomever who deem best in this field) in the Sunninghill, Sandton, Midrand aread who would be best to treat him?

Much appreciated

Expert's Reply



You are correct, your little boy's weight is far below the lowest line on the children's growth chart.I am worried about him as his measurements are very low indeed.He should be seen by a paediatrician. I am not sure about paediatricians in your area but can recommend Dr Martin Davis at the Linksfield Park Clinic.

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Posted by: Henry | 2010-09-21

Yes he is lactose-intolerant.
We have started him on meds and he is responding well.
Just concerned about age.I was asthmatic myself but pulled through it {God knows how},so thought this could be genetic
Thanks man.

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Posted by: Kay | 2010-09-21

Henry, only if he is lactose intolerant will they put him on a milk free diet. My son has been asthmatic from 8 months and has been on seritide, ventrolin, nasonex, singulair and deselex since then. He also doesnt like to drink milk at all. Not even sweetened milk

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Posted by: Henry | 2010-09-21

My son has been diagnosed with asthma at 3 months and since he is on milk-free diet (on soya foods) I am concerned if it ''s to do with it.Should we be worried?
He eat well and seem so healthy,just that his breathing changes at times.A pump at this is a no go.Any suggestion?

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