BAB 2-year-old Child Has A White, Distended Abdomen But Thin Body?
, my child is 2 years old 6 months. It has been almost a week my child has a white chapter, upper abdomen near the distended chest but his body is thin u0026amp; small until the sternum is visible. He also often nausea vomiting u0026amp; cough, no appetite. His face was also slightly pale yellow, but he remained active as usual. What’s wrong with my child?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Your child's condition can mean various things such as viral infections, food allergies, and digestive tract infections. But from its characteristics, what we are worried about is that your child has a disruption in the liver and bile organ system.
Because for BAB, BAB color comes from the processed bile. If the bowel is white, it means that there are certain conditions that prevent the gall to color the bowel. Then the stomach area near the chest is distended, but the body as a whole is thin, it could be because your child is actually malnourished, and the distended originates from the swelling of the liver. The upper abdominal area near the chest is the location of the liver, and if there are certain disorders it can be enlarged. In addition, the liver also plays a role in the breakdown of red blood cells, which if there is interference with it, can cause a person's skin to appear yellow. Furthermore, nausea, vomiting and decreased appetite can also be due to the swelling of the liver that presses on his stomach, making it easier to vomit and his stomach filled faster.
However, without a direct examination, all the allegations can not be proven and treatment can not be given. Our advice, immediately take your child to the pediatrician for further examination of it. The doctor will do a history, physical examination and support such as ultrasound, x-rays, and / or blood tests and liver function to determine trends, confirm the diagnosis and determine the best treatment.
In the meantime, there isn't much you can do independently other than keep trying to meet their nutritional needs and keep them away from the sick. So what should be your first priority now is to take your child to the pediatrician. So, hopefully answering your question.