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My son is 14 month old and he does not walk and does not eat properly. We met a doctor and he prescribed cyp-l 2.5 ml twice a day.
Is it safe to give cyp-l. He also said that his head circumference is more. Please advise us so that my son start eating and his growth become normal.

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I do not advise cyp-L. Some children walk a little later. Has he started saying mama etc.? He should be treated for  worms. I hope he is not anemic. Avoid  food forcing. It is difficult to say anything about the head circumference without examination. If there is any doubt CT scan may be  required.
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Dr. Arun Kumar Suri

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I can answer questions in the field of general pediatrics-questions regarding the development of children, immunization, feeding, weaning and common childhood problems like fever, cough and recurrent illness. Many of these topics are dealt with on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. Often a mother imagines that her child is sick when in fact there is no problem. Such a mother needs explanation and reassurance. I will not be able to answer specific questions regarding diagnosis.

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I have more than 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician. I have been involved in the care of premature babies and also many critically ill children.

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I am attached to a Mission hospital in a small town in the Kannur dist. of Kerala in India. I also have my private clinic in a nearby place.

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Most of my articles are on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. I have also contributed articles to Ezine Articles and Article City. I believe that Pediatrics is more than treating diseases in children. I advocate holistic approach to child health and problems of children giving equal importance to physical, psychological and spiritual health of children.

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M.B.B.S. D.C.H. I have completed a distant course in adolescent health conducted by IMA AKN SINHA INSTITUTE. I have also completed an online course on Ayurvedic care of children conducted by Jiva Institute.

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My website has been recognized by HONcode for trustworthy information on health. It has also been listed by familyfriendlysites.com/, healthdirectorymoz.com/Child-Health/ and medindia.net.

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