Dear Mam, my daughter who is 10+ years old got her period. What kind of nutrition and care should I give for her? Should I apply anything to her face and body as she is getting pimples? I make her do skipping, playing shuttle and swimming most of the time, any thing else should I do so she grows tall? Should she avoid playing or doing any exercises during this period? Since she is still a kid, I want to know about these. Kindly advice.

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Updated on Jan 06, 2018

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Answer:
Don't worry. This is very normal these days. Let your daughter stay physically active. Allow her to play, skip, run, cycle as much as she wants. Give her a balanced and nutritious diet with proteins, carbs, fruits, veggies and milk or milk products daily. For acne, use a mild face wash or a homemade paste of sandalwood and rose water. Apply this paste to the acne spots thrice a week. She should be well-hydrated; give her water, soups and coconut water or fresh fruit juices in abundance. Also, for acne, she should stay away from fried or overly spicy foods.

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