Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mama | 2012/02/06



Hello evryone.My daughter is 16 months and she has a big tummy but not fat should i be worried?
My aunt said it is not rite.
Another thing most times when shes breathing her chest makes grrrr like theres cough that she cant take out.And it gets worse when she has flu.
thank you.

Expert's Reply



Young children often have tummies that stick out a bit. This usually disappears by the age of 2 years. Eating a diet with too much starch in it such as too much bread is one of the causes. Another cause is worms, so it would be a good idea to de-worm your little girl. Give her Vermox syrup 5ml twice a day for 3 days.
The sound she makes when breathing may be due to 'wheezing'. This can happen with illnesses such as asthma or with chest infections especially with virus infections of the chest. If she appears to be short of breath when she makes this noise or cannot sleep or drink properly she must be seen by a doctor.If she coughs regularly at night she must also be seen by a doctor as she may have asthma.

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