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Experience:  GP in Sussex
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My 13 month old is not eating anything for last 10 days.. He

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My 13 month old is not eating anything for last 10 days.. He had a fever for few days Now he is fine from fever perspective.. but he is not eating anything solid .. lost 600 grams in 10 days
JA: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?
Customer: He had for 3 days and no respiratory symptoms .. we gave him paracetamol and nerofen
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Customer: He is asking for breast milk everytime he is hungry.. and clearly avoid any solids or puree when offered
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 14 days ago.

Good afternoon, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us today

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Good afternoon Dr Ruff..
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 14 days ago.

I am very sorry to hear about your child. It is reassuring they no longer have a fever, however not eating is often more a sign of a sore throat.

Given this has been 10 days, I would suggest getting them seen to be assessed. They may require antibiotics if ongoing.

But 10 days is a good amount of time and you would expect that they should be improving by now.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Ok.. is demanding for breast milk a normal sign during sore throat .. ?
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 14 days ago.

With a sore throat, fluid increase often happens, they will also be hungry to understandable they would demand this more if easier to swallow than solids.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
What are the option to ease the sore throat ..
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 14 days ago.

Paracetamol or ibuprofen can be used, but I would recommend them being seen given the age and duration of symptoms.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Ok thanks ..
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 14 days ago.

That is my pleasure, all the best, ***** ***** that they feel better soon.