Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: lads | 2009/01/28

Q.

worried about strange symptons

Hi,

I dont know if i being parranoid, but please help if you can. My son is 2years5months old. The past two weeks he has lost his appetite, become very clingy, evey 2nd to 3rd day he brings up a slimy substance, which is visible in his feoses(cream in colour) as well, complains of stomach ache now and then, drinks more Nido bottles than usual, and seems tried..... could this mean anything bad??

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is difficult to be sure about your son's problem without being able to examine him. He may have worms or a parasite called giardia. This is common in children who play in sandpits.It would be best to ask your doctor to treat him for giardia as this can cause a lot of tummy ache and discomfort.

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