Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: patronella | 2011/02/02

Q.

worried mum

my boy is now 18mths.when he was born his weight was 2.26kg he was tiny.my worry is his legs bones and hands they are not strong.he seems healthy though what vitamins i can give him just to boost him and make him strong.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am a bit concerned about you saying that your little son's bones are not strong.I am not quite sure what you mean by this. Are his legs normal in shape or does he have slight bending of the bones of his legs? He may have a condition called Rickets which is due to a vitamin D deficiency. It would really be best for you to take him to see a paediatrician so that a definite diagnosis can be made.

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