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Why does my ds look so tired?

(4 Posts)
Franniban Thu 23-Oct-08 20:20:47

He's just coming to the end of his first half term of school, so I guess he must be bushed, but he has massive bags under his eyes and looks pale. He eats well and goes to bed at 7/30 and they usually wake up at about 6/30, so he's getting about 11 hours. Could this be anemia?


Mercy Thu 23-Oct-08 20:26:59

Most children look like death warmed up at this time of year.

My dd is in Yr3 and has had dark shadows under her eyes this week, especially in the evening. Ds is in Reception and has been off school 3 days with an ear infection (but looks fine).

I usually (but have been inconsistent this year) to give them a multi-vitamin from September onwards.

If you can, let them lie in and eat well as possible over half-term.

Josie3 Thu 23-Oct-08 20:31:24

If you are concerned no doctor would consider it wasting their time to give him a quick exam. Could be as Mercy said and general autumn stuff, an undiagnosed infection, or it could be that school has worn him out. Healthy wishes x

Franniban Thu 23-Oct-08 21:14:12

Thanks all X

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