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My baby is placed on antibiotics and syrup for cough and catarrh she's having a cold. The drugs have been effective because she's...My problems are 1. She has been refusing to eat thereby losing weight. 2. Is she suppose to b taking blood syrup with the antibiot...
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Pls don't give blood tonic with antibiotics. Poor appetite is not improved by blood tonic. You can give vitamin Bco.... Loss of appetite is a side effect of many drugs and the illness itself.... As the child gets better, the appetite will improve spontaneously
I just dewormed my 1year baby and he vomited after 45mins, should I repeat the drugs again?
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Children can vomit any drug, especially the ones they don't like. Just repeat the medications after 30mins.
My baby is 18 days old and she sleeps better with the fan on, is this okay? and I hope it won't have an effect on her health,I'm a...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

It's okay to use fan for your baby. The fan won't have effect on your baby if you don't place baby directly under the fan, directly centred or facing the baby.
My baby weight 12.6kg at 2years, At birth, she was 3kg, Is she ok.
Dear mum, yes it is. Welldone
My baby of 9months+ has been stooling and vomiting and he is running temperature.. Pls what are the causes and what do I give him...
it's okay to use a fan for your baby. The fan won't have an effect on your baby if you don't place baby directly under the fan, directly centred or facing the baby.
My baby of 5month is having a running nose, sneeze a lot, the temperature is a bit high and doesn't want breast milk too. He is on...
How did you check the temperature? Hand feeling can be deceptive. There is a need to measure the temperature with digital thermometer.
My child spilt boiled water on herself. I used penicillin ointment and honey too, but and I think she is still in pains. What else...
The treatment of burns depends on the severity and area affected. You can pour cold water on it first.
My son is a 1-year six-month n only have four teeth, pls I want to know if its normal cos people are telling me that I need to hel...
It's normal.... There is a wide range of timelines for children to bring out teeth. No need to worry about it"
What's the causes and best treatments for a 1-week old baby crying more every time?
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Colic is an excessive crying from assumed gas discomfort but it is not pain and should not be present all day long. If present all day kindly see your paediatrician for thorough evaluation and don't assume colic.
I'm the mother of a sick child. She was a low birth weight baby. She was clocked till 6 this months.She is refusing to breastfeed and did not take anything. All the time she cries, having cough sore throat. She's not gaining weigh...
I will say don't just assume colic. There are other reasons why a baby cries excessively. Is the baby having enough feeds? Any other symptom? Is the baby consolable? It is best to get the baby reviewed by a doctor."
My son's weight is 3.2kg at birth 5.4kg at 10weeks, is anything wrong with his weight? A nurse said that he is not well fed when w...
Pls I need urgent answer is it Tru that women that give birth to their first child tru CS are not expected to pass their due date...
Depending on the interval between the first and second pregnancy. Also you can't be induced. If you fall into labor naturally before your due date, you will be allowed to try VBAC (Vagina Delivery After CS)
My son is 5 years old and asthmatic....we discovered this when he was three and took him to the clinic whenever he had the terribl...so for a long time now he has not had any of those attacks except that for like 5 months now he has been having constant catarrh e...
Also note that you can avoid known triggers like dust, grasses, hot or cold water, fumes, perfumes, food especially nuts, certain drinks, even fruits... The list is endless. If the trigger is unknown, you have to manage the condition which may require regular use of controller medications
My baby is almost 11 weeks and he chews on his tongue and spits alongside. What could be the problem? I'm a 1st-time mom? please h...
Tongue sucking is one of the common oral habits seen among children. It is normal for infants to suck their tongue, thumbs or fingers. It gives them a form of comfort or emotional security but when this habit goes beyond the age of 5 years when the permanent teeth start to erupt, then it can cause dental problems such as the teeth being out of alignment. You do not need to worry or do anything for now. As the baby grows older you will need to encourage him or her to stop by positive reinforcement that is giving rewards on days when the child does not suck. I hope you find this very useful.
I just had a preterm baby of 35weeks, I'm a second-time mom. how do I care for her at home? thanks
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

For feeding, most of the preterm babies won’t be able to suckle continuously, hence feeding will be via cup and spoon and baby is put to breast at least once or twice a day. As the baby gains more weight, and the doctors are now comfortable allowing baby to suckle continuously, mothers will be informed.
Can I give golden morn to my baby of 13months?
On the Golden Morn package, the Manufacturers have clearly stated not for infants below age 3 years.
My baby weighed 4.2kg at birth and if by 6months she weights 8kg isn't that too much for that age? She's 14weeks now and is weighi...
Yes, you read right. Your baby's weight is okay presently
My baby prefers sucking while lying down, any side effects?
"There is no harm in lying to breastfeed as long as you know how to get it right
My baby is 8months and she has not started making this baby talking sound unlike babies of the same month that I have seen
Please see a developmental paediatrician if she isn't blabbing by 9 months.
My daughter is 3 years but I have observed that her speech is not clear.When she talks, its usually long sentences of incohere...
it's impossible for us to conclude if something is wrong or not without seeing the child, it is advisable that you take the child to a speech therapist at any teaching hospital near you.