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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Stan | 2007/05/15

Q.

worry weight lost??

my prem son is 4 months and he weighs 5.5kg but when i look at him he seems to have lost a bit of weight or maybe im being paranoid. another thing that worried me is his blocked nose, sneezing and coughing. i have medication for all of these from hospital (he was admitted a month ago for flu) but they seem not to be helping. i also suspect that he is teething as he just wants to put everything in his mouth and suck. he also has a bit of a rash on his cheeks????

please advise what should be the weight of a baby born at 35 weeks?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

He is probably starting to teethe. His weight seems to be quite good, so do not worry so much. Colds take a while to clear up in young infants. Keep his nose clear with infant saline nose drops twice daily.

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