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Its just gum no teeth yet. She has 4 teeth down and 4 up. It's 2 of d lower side gums that are swollen. She is yet 2 bring out the...
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kindly see a dentist as earlier advised as regards the swollen gums so as to allay your fears.
My baby will be 10weeks by next week but does not take more than 60ml of expressed breast milk at a feed. She feeds on at most 4 b...
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The quantity of milk to be taken depends on the babies weight. Babies require approximately 100ml per kg per day. So check your babies weight, then express about 100ml for each kg everyday. Then divide the total quantity expressed into portions to be fed every 3hours.
My daughter of eight showed me a swell around her tight line up towards the abdomen now, pls what could that be and is painful
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She needs to be observed physically, please take her to see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment.
Can I use bells cough syrup for an 8 months old baby, a doctor prescribed it at the General hospital but going through the descrip...
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COUGH SYRUP IS NOT THE TREATMENT FOR COUGH.... Kindly note that most cough are due to viral infections and will resolve on their own....There is no need to give antibiotics....Keep warm, exclusive breastfeeding and avoid any one adult or child with colds. If your child is breathing fast or having fever or breathing with difficulty, it could be pneumonia, kindly see a doctor immediately.... We Paediatricians are usually not comfortable to cough syrup being given first to infants.. I.e below 1 year..... This is because it sedates and makes it difficult for the children to breath well especially a child that has pneumonia with increased work of breathing...
Hey, doc what causes myasthenia gravis in kids?
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The bodies produce antibodies that are supposed to protect against foreign body but this time they actually attack the body own tissues. In Myasthenia Gravis, this occurs at the level where the nerves and muscles communicate called Neuromuscular junction. This is what causes the weakness of some of the muscles observed in Myasthenia Gravis. Severity depends on how bad it is. There are some other mild variations of the same disease with the cause but this is the simplest explanation in a layman term I can give.
Please, What can give my baby of two months having catarrh?
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Most cough and cattarh are usually due to viral infection which will normally run their course with or without any form of treatment hence we discourage abuse of antibiotics in that regard. Keep breastfeeding exclusively
My daughter just had her immunisation at six weeks on Thursday the 23rd. I know that she was supposed to be injected on the left t...I meant why not two times but my nunu was crying a lot I even forgot to ask.the nurse gave her de drops in de mouth and she gave t...
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It's good you are conversant with the immunizations given to your baby. Here are the vaccines: The NPI vaccines and their schedule are as follows: At birth......BCG, OPV, HBV 6 weeks.....Penta, OPV 10 weeks...Penta; OPV 14 weeks...Penta, OPV 9 months...Measles, yellow fever Vitamin A recommended every 6 months from age 6 months to 5years NB: Penta vaccine is Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenza type B (HiB) vaccines (5 in 1) in one shot (already pre-formulated).
My 4yr old baby now urinates a lot. She can urinate 3 times within an hour. Is it normal
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It is not normal for a child to pass urine 4 or 5 times in one hour. If the child cries or always feel pain while passing urine frequently in addition it is most likely urinary tract infection. Kindly see a doctor for proper evaluation including laboratory tests and treatment.
My baby is 7months and she developed fever since Thursday and I been giving her, she was her playful self until...
Using a thermometer, if the reading is more than 37.4, then your baby has a fever.
My 15months old has her lower gums swollen. I gave her paracetamol. Will that reduce d pains and the swollen gums. someone said I...
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You need to take your child to the Paediatric Dentist for proper check and treatment. There are many things that can cause swollen or bleeding gums. Either the child's teeth are not properly cleaned or the child has a bacterial or viral infection e.g Herpetic stomatogingivitis, don't mind the grammar. Whatever the case may be he needs to have a proper check and treated accordingly
My baby of one month has not poo poo for five days now. Am very worried don't know what to do. On exclusive breastfeeding.
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Exclusive breastfed babies may not pass stools every day even up to two weeks and there is no need to worry as long as the baby is otherwise fine, eating well, no vomiting and no swollen tummy.
My baby is suffering whenever she goes to the toilet. I've gone to the clinic still no cure. She poo hard things its been 6 months...
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You certainly are not doing something right. What's her diet like? Does she take lots of water, fruits and vegetables? You need to check this and do the needful. I'm also not certain the Doctors you have met haven't said this if truly you have been to one, then please go see a Paediatrician if after trying the above and it still persists.
My baby has down syndrome, she also has heart diseases and has been taken to hospital for a check-up and follow up. She eats well...
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Sometimes,Infants and children with Down Syndrome can have feeding and drinking difficulties. Such babies get tired easily and so can't suckle for long. If you child doubled the birthweight at this has grown well contrary to the situation with children with holes in the heart. Especially the severe ones. Please see a paediatrician all the same and be sure". All the best
What can one use to treat hard cough and chest pain whenever she cough d breathing looks like middle asthma. She has been taking d...
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Kindly see a Paediatrician... Child may require a Chest Xray to rule out pneumonia or other chest problems. PLS TREAT AS URGENT
My baby is 7 month and he is teething. He had a high temperature and we went to the hospital did test and is being treated for mal...
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It is advisable to take your child back to the hospital to be seen by a paediatrician for a review. The child might be irritable, hence the crying and the reason for this needs to be ascertained.
My baby is 6 months plus and he has a dry cough, what should I give to him?
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Don't self medicate. Please take your baby to the hospital to be reviewed by a paediatrician in order to ascertain the cause of the cough and for possible management.
My baby of two months plus has catarrh and find it difficult to breath pls what should I use on her?
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Dear mom, difficulties in breathing should be treated as an emergency, please kindly take your baby to the hospital for proper evaluation and management immediately
My daughter is not gaining weight and I'm doing EBF for her. She actually weighed 3.7Kg at birth. When I took her to the hospital...I also noticed she does not sleep deep during the day except if I back her. She cries often as well. People around me are suggesti...
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Probably baby is not satisfied. As a nursing mother, eat well balanced diet and take lots of fluids, such as water, yogurt, fresh fruits juice etc. Check baby weighed afterwards and there will be improvement.
My baby of 2year's Six months old have been pooping for three days now. I gave him Flagyl with ORS. But not Stopped. The poo is wa...
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Flagyl is a form of antibiotics which is meant to be used only on prescription by a Doctor. There is nothing like Jedi Jedi in medicine so please stop all self-medication.
Pls can Dano milk full cream be added to the pap of a six-month child.
Dr Aina Johnson


There are nutrients added to infant formula that are very important for brain growth, protection against infections etc that make the age appropriate formula as close to breast milk as possible. These essential nutrients are not present in the adult or regular cow milk