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Is pneumonia causing weight loss in my child?


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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At July 4, 2019
Reviewed AtSeptember 11, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My younger daughter was diagnosed with pneumonia when she was 8 months old. She is better now (11.7 months now). Her birth weight was 7.72 lbs. And by 7 months, she was 15.21 lbs. But due to this pneumonia attack she lost her weight and is now weighing 15.21 lbs. Is it okay? Or is she underweight? What can be done? I am worried that she is very tiny. Does pneumonia cause weight loss?


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The weight is quite less for an approximately 12 months old child. Please start the child on Multivitamins like Calcimax P 5 ml twice a day and syrup Visyneral Z 5 ml once a day each for three months. Also, start the child on complementary feeds if not yet started. Get the child physically evaluated and probably basic blood tests have to be done to find out if currently there is any infection because of which she is loosing weight.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim


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