Doctor Win explains clearly, is the child necessary? who need vitamin A after the campaign

On September 20, 65, Assistant Professor Dr. Worawut Cheyprasert or Dr. Win, a pediatric doctor in hematology and pediatric cancer, the owner of the page “parenting children like the doctor” posted a message explaining about “Vitamin A campaign for children” after many people behind the mic asking if it was necessary or not. Answer the questions as briefly as possible. If there is a claim for money or sales of vitamins, don’t do it, no matter who they are. medical personnel or not but if in the hospital, the main medical facility of the state don’t waste your money including asking for the need Is it necessary?

because firstly No one needs to take any vitamins. if not necessary Especially if eating a good main meal, variety, growing well according to the criteria for anemia screening at 9-12 months old is normal. You don’t have to take any vitamins. in children who choose to eat Parents must know how to use “Food exchange” which replaces the nutrients your child may not be eating enough. If so, you don’t need to take any vitamins.

Second, why give vitamin A? The two foods that contain vitamin A are around And one of them is breast milk with vitamin A. That’s enough for babies 0-6 months already. In addition, it is a food that contains beta-carotene. Yellow-orange ones, such as carrots, pumpkins, ripe mangoes, ripe papaya or cantaloupe, as well as butternuts, spinach, or animal products rich in vitamin A, such as liver, egg yolks, milk, butter, etc. Especially “liver” is high in vitamin A. a lot

So back to the beginning If you eat well, don’t add to it. Then a vitamin A supplement is a must. The answer is “yes” in those at risk of actual malnutrition, vitamin A deficiency, malnutrition, and children with infectious diseases with high vitamin A requirements, such as measles, rubella, etc. It will cause xerophthalmia, a condition characterized by dry eyes in which some people can develop corneal ulcers that could lead to blindness. night blindness and blepharitis (Bitot’s Spot) is the white of the eye, etc.

Therefore, measures to provide “vitamin A” in children and pregnant women are carried out in areas at risk of vitamin A deficiency and areas where there are cases of measles which are usually the border area and the 5 state area on the southern border (where there is a measles epidemic This is partly because you did not get the measles-rubella-mumps vaccine for various reasons) and the doses given are not often given . The type that has to eat often, definitely not.

In general, 100,000 units of vitamin A (30 mg RE) are given only once in children aged 6-11 months. For children aged 1-5, vitamin A is given at 200,000 units (60 mg RE) every 4-6 months . For measles 50,000 units for children <6 months, 100,000 units for 6-11 months and 200,000 units for children 1-5 years, 3 doses, 1st case the following day, and 3rd dose within two weeks after the second dose.

Once again, if you come to ask for money or sell vitamins, don’t do that because if you get vitamin A it can cause vitamin A poisoning unnecessarily. Hepatitis can occur. Dry skin, peeling, eye irritation, heavier than that can cause high intracranial pressure. Convulsions and oozing.

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