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Is my son's condition due to calcium deficiency?

Q: My 2 months old baby had sudden shaking of his legs, lips and hands after two weeks of his birth. The doctor said it was due to shortage of calcium and he asked to change the calcium syrup Ostocalcium and prescribed Trabical syrup. But the baby was already taking Ostocalcium and I had consumed calcium throughout my pregnancy and still having it. The baby is still having shaking movements; however, the condition has improved slightly. He was having fever for the last 3 weeks too. Now for the last 5-6 days he is not having any fever. Please advise.

A:Your baby boy needs a thorough clinical evaluation. We should document that this baby has calcium deficiency before we can assign these movements to this cause. If blood calcium levels are normal, there is no need to give supplemental calcium. Most of these movements may be benign, however we have to ascertain that these movements are not fits. See a paediatrician or may be a paediatric neurologist.


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