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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Mary | 2004/02/02

Q.

Son aged 11 - Pale and lethargic

Hi,
I am concerned about my son as he is very pale, with black 'rings' under his eyes. He is also very lethargic and does not want to do anything. I also think he is not sleeping properly. He is complaining of a varierty of things that seem to come and go ... ie sore stomach, headache, etc.

I do not have a medical aid and am a single mom, so a doctor is a bit of a 'luxury' at the moment.

Thanks you
Mary

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am not sure what your circumstances are, but what you describe may be of physical origin, but it may also reflect a child who is emotionally unwell and may be depressed. It is important to have it evaluated, both the physical and emotional side.

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