Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Zama | 2009/06/24


Baby Sick yet again

Hi Doc
I wrote to you ealier this year about my 9.5month girl being sick now and then. She is now 1.5years &  has not gained weight for the past 6months and weighs only 7.5kg. You advise on giving her ruteiri drops for 10days/month but she vommits after every take. Lately she' s had a cough that lasted 3weeks and the Dr gave her antibiotic which cleared it. She now seems to be in constant pain, stomach growls and passes a lot of air.she' s been taking panado every 2 hour at night for pain as she wakes up about 6 times crying(wont take her milk in this state). She is not eating well, only eats purity porridge and drinks Nido 1 milk and is not attending creche. Its really hard, please help.

Expert's Reply



What is now needed is a proper diagnosis of your baby's problem, She may be allergic to cow's milk.I am concerned that she has not gained any weight for several months and has such a poor appetite. You need to take her to see a paediatrician with an interest in paediatric allergy. There are experts in all the main centres in SA. If you cannot find the name of an expert in your area please write to me again and I will try to assist you.

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