Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nathi | 2008/10/16


Constant body pains -9 year old

I have a 9 year old daughter, who constantly complains of body pains and joint pains, and pain in the chest, sometimes abdomen. i have taken her recently to a pediatrician, she was coughing a lot, and was diognised with bronchitis, and i explained all her symptoms, and was told it could be flu , and the chest problem is because of the borchitis.

About a year ago I took her to specialist at the Pretoria Academic, and they treated her for sinusitis, and it was nothing to worry about.

Can you please advice,her eppetite is also flactuating, she ihas a small body naturally, but I worry about her weight as well. She is active as any normal child , but later in the evening then complains about all the above., does she need suppliments, as i have also tried that, but its a mission to get her ot take that constantly.

Expert's Reply



What you really need here is a definite diagnosis of your daughter's problem. She may have a condition called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, but I am unable to be sure without being able to examine her. Please take her to a paediatrician and make sure that you list all of her symptoms clearly just as you have done here.Seeing a paediatrician at the Pretoria Academic Hospital would be a good choice.

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