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Sick Toddler???

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  • Posted By: alvaraenodoz
  • November 20, 2006
  • 07:52 PM

Hi! I have a 2 year old that has been diagnosed with toddler diarrhea, acid reflux, possible asthma, and she is lactose intolerant. She also gets very sick when every one else in the house only has a head cold she is full blown sick. She is very small and skinny, we got her diahrea under control about 8 months ago and it hasn't helped her weight and size. She had pneumonia 2 months ago and just got out of the hospital from having servere breathing problems from a head cold. I know some of her symptoms can be linked together but it seems like eveytime we turn around they are adding something new to the list and I wonder if they can all be connected. If anyone has any helpful info please let me know.

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  • You toddler may have celiac disease which is a malabsorbtion type of food allergy to I believe wheat. Does your child have skinny arms and legs, no butt and a very large belly? This explains a lot of her symptoms, failure to thrive and the fact that she gets sick a lot becuase she is not getting the proper nutrients from her food due to this disease. I believe my sisters son has this disease. Despite the fact that he was constantly ill as an infant and toddler, had very thin arms and legs and a very large hard belly and severe constipation and foul smelling bowel movements, the doctors did not notice or take my sister seriously when she brought it up. He was never actually tested. He is five now, does not get sick as much but is still not potty trained and is a year behind in his motor skills. I believe this is due to his never diagnosed celiac disease. Hope this helps.
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