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How can I treat Convulsion in a 3yrs old boy?
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Treatment or management of Convulsions is best done by a neurologist. According to Dr Gbemisola Boyede, take the child to the hospital immediately after recovering from the convulsion for thorough examination and treatment. How can I Prevent my child having a febrile Convulsion? Unfortunately, There is no way to prevent febrile convulsions. Keep your child cool and comfortable when they have a fever may help. The best ways to bring your child's temperature down are by: undressing your child so that they are just wearing a single layer (for example a singlet and pants) making sure the room is not too hot or too cold, give paracetamol Ensure the child is treated early depending on the cause of the fever.
Please how can I get my breast back in shap Nd from falling after hv stop breastfeeding
Wear firm bra, eat balance diet, exercise, and sleep at the ryt time
I noticed my 15months son is purging and his poo has something like catarrh in it when I checked it because its stretches. He is h...
Diarrhoea causes having frequent loose watery stools. It occurs when the fluid cannot be absorbed from the contents of an individuals bowel or when extra fluid is secreted into the bowel causing watery stool. Usually, it could be a symptom of bowel infection called Gastroenteritis which can be caused by some harmful microorganisms that may result from food poisoning I.e drinking contaminated water or eating contaminated food. It could be Acute or Chronic Diarrhoea.
My baby of 18month after getting sick and treated refuse to walk and always cry at midnight. please I don't know what is wrong
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It's important you take your child to a Paediatrician for assessment. Whether as a result of ill health or not, a child not walking at 18 months should be seen by a Paediatrician.
My son is 20mnths old and he is not talking. Though he says Daddy and water and tries to pronounce words when asked. But he won't...
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At 20 months. You baby should be able to Use 6 recognizable words like Mama, papa, thank you, nana etc Point to something in the room and say “look at that” the child should look...Walks without support with a symmetrical movement of arms and legs.
I need more clarification about tongue tie on a 1 years and 4 months old baby.
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

There is what we call frenulum which attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth. It is usually a thin membrane and as the baby's tongue grow bigger, it seems to become smaller. However, in some babies, it can be quite thick. It is this frenulum mum usually call tongue-tie especially when it extends to the tip of the tongue. Most times, the baby's tongue can still lift up and protrude without any problem
My baby of a year and 1 month do poo anytime she eat 2 to 3 time daily, please, what can cause it?
The number may vary from day to day, and that's perfectly normal, too. Formula-fed babies typically poop three to four times a day; however, some go as long as three or four days without a bowel movement. ... But call your pediatrician if your little one doesn't poop for more than five days.
I want to deworm my baby of a year and six months with albendazole suspension and I don't know the mls that I will give her
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Albendazole is a prescription drug used to treat certain tapeworm infections (such as neurocysticercosis and hydatid disease).For children 1 – 2 years, give 200mg tablet or 10ml of the suspension of Albendazole (Zolat)
My son will be two years next month. She's been throwing up since today. She has not been able to keep down anything she ate today...
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Kindly start by giving her ORS and ZINC and If she is unable to tolerate the ORS or vomiting the ORS and other fluid then take her to the hospital for further evaluation and management
My 2years girl has been stooling since 10 pm.In the early morning of yesterday, as he dressed up to go to school, he ran to his potty and pooled, in fact, it was just like ord...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Having frequent loose watery stools is a symptoms of Diarrhoea . It occurs when the fluid cannot be absorbed from the contents of an individuals bowel or when extra fluid is secreted into the bowel causing watery stool. Usually it could be a symptom of bowel infection called Gastroenteritis which can be caused by some harmful micro organisms that may result from food poisoning I.e drinking contaminated water or eating contaminated food.
My baby of 2years has catarrh that refuse to go after treatment with cough and cold medicine
Most catarrh are viral infections which will resolve on their own spontaneously without medication most times. You only need to avoid factors that can trigger catarrh by keeping your child warm and avoid contact with persons that have cough
Good evening, my daughter of 3 years has been complaining of stomachache and each time we visited clinic, he was given mist mag. H...
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Please note that there are many causes of chronic abdominal pain in children ranging from mild to serious causes. The commonest cause is constipation. Others are many ranging from peptic ulcer disease to food allergies e.t.c. So you need to see a paediatrician for an appropriate evaluation
My baby of one year and 4 months is running temperature since yesterday evening. Gave her 5mil of paracetamol three times today bu...
Please take your child to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.
I just noticed a white slimy thing from my 2years and 5months old baby girl's vaginal. what do I do?
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

The commonest cause of vaginal discharge in children is vaginitis due to poor hygiene. mums should ensure our girls change their panties daily, buy cotton panties that can breathe and more importantly teach girls how to wipe/clean up after using the toilet. it should be front to back and preferably if at home use water as some kids can react to toilet roll and afterwards frequent hand washing. most importantly, be sure there is no sexual abuse ongoing'. the child needs to see a doctor
My baby of 1yr 8months is having pains in his gum couldn't brush it, I don't know what to do.
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

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 gingivostomatitis, don't mind the grammar. Whatever the case may be he needs to have a proper check and treated accordingly
Is it wrong to give a child of 1yr 5months multivitamin syrup every evening to enable her to eat well?
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Routine usage of a multivitamin is not necessary. You need to exercise enough patience while feeding your baby. Give balance diet. Introduce new food one at a time. Dr Gbemisola said "multivitamins are not a treatment for picky eaters.
Good morning, my boy of 3yrs plus is having serious cough and doctor recommend Aquaclav and cough syrup but there is no improvemen...
Try to avoid frequent baths to prevent the child from being cold, avoid smokes from kitchen or frying. Also, since you have been to the hospital and the medication given didn't work then go back to the doctor to let him/ her know the outcome. If possible see a Paediatrician.
Good morning Dr, please my son of 2yrs 4month has measles since last week Tuesday took him to the hospital and he was treated with...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Rocephin, is an antibiotic used for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections. Kindly take the Child back to the hospital to follow up, please.
I have a child boy who is almost making two years in April. He cant understand everything but cannot speak even a word mama.what c...
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Ma'am, at your baby's present age, your child should be able to speak words like mama, babe etc. Kindly take your child to the hospital to see a developmental doctor for further evaluation and management. You can also use this development milestone below to check if his development is on course.
Pls my baby will be 2yrs by April... Her weight is 10kg... Is it OK?
I saw this on facebook, it might be useful to your question - WHAT IS MY BABY'S IDEAL WEIGHT? The issue of baby's weight is one most mums are very concerned about before delivery, after delivery and for the first few years of the child's life.....many are even concerned up to the adolescent period. Not only Mums are concerned...we as Paediatricians are concerned as well....... This is because the underlying factor is 50% of all under-five deaths is MALNUTRITION which usually manifest as weight less than what is expected for the child's age SO it is key we KNOW and MONITOR our children's weight so we can identify when there is a problem early so we can seek early intervention and avoid diseases and deaths that come with malnutrition I will start with what is the ideal weight at birth......then how the weight should progress and what the average weight of the child should be.....I will allude briefly to what can make the weight to be less than expected or more than expected and what to do when we have any concerns about the weight of our children AT BIRTH.....the BIRTH WEIGHT normally ranges from 2.5kg to 4.0kg Any weight below 2.5 is LOW BIRTH WEIGHT Any weight above 4.0kg is LARGE FOR AGE BIRTH WEIGHT or MACROSOMIC or BIG baby After birth, Babies FIRST LOSE WEIGHT in the first 10 days.....before regaining their birth weight by the 14 day...... So it is not unusual or babies to lose weight first....Don't panic.....This is as a result of loosing fluids, inadequate feeds at the beginning and so on....but as the feeding become established they regain their birth weight at 2 weeks Babies gain weight thereafter usually about 30g per day for term babies; 20g per day for preterm babies That is roughly about 1kg per month for term babies and 600g per month for preterm babies At this rate...Children DOUBLE their birth weights at 5 -6 months and TRIPLE their birth weights at 1 year Remember we are talking AVERAGELY.......Some babies do gain a little more; others a little less......So You don't have to worry as long as your baby's weight falls into the 80% - 120% range of the average weight I mention; it is OKAY!!! So let us do a little maths......Average weight at birth is 3.5 kg.......at 5 months, doubling will mean weight of 7kg and triple of weight at 1 year will mean weight of 10kg We have formula and charts of estimating the average weights of each baby....We also have online calculators you can use. Most Mums have Immunization cards and in this card is a WEIGHT CHART that is plotted each time your baby is weighed to know if your baby's weight is increasing as it should be PLEASE ALWAYS INSIST YOUR BABIES ARE WEIGHED AND THE WEIGHT MEASURED AND CHARTED ON THE CHARTS .....Unfortunately most of us mums see these cards as important for immunizations record only instead of weight or GROWTH MONITORING ▷1 YEAR.....AVERAGE WEIGHT IS 10KG ▷2 YEARS AVE WEIGHT IS 12 KG ▷3 YEARS AVE WEIGHT IS 14 KG ▷4 YEARS, AVERAGE WEIGHT IS 16KG ▷5 YEARS AVE WEIGHT IS 18KG ▷6 YEARS AVE WEIGHT IS 20KG It is important to note that weight varies based on genetics, nationality, gender etc.....apart from the food intake You can use online calculators....Just input your baby's weight and gender.. it will bring out the ideal weight.....average....remember 80 - 120% of the ideal is STILL NORMAL Alternatively use the Growth Chart in your Immunization booklets or cards and trace out the weight on the vertical line that corresponds to your babies weight on the curve of 50th...which is the average It is important to make sure your babies weight do not remain STATIC OR SAME....OR EVEN WORSE DROP BELOW WHAT IT WAS BEFORE......those are very bad signs IDEALLY YOU SHOULD WEIGH YOUR BABIES MONTHLY IN THE FIRST YEAR OR AT EVERY VISIT TO THE HEALTH FACILITIES If your baby is NOT GAINING WEIGHT (ORANGE SIGNAL); PLEASE SEE A DOCTOR......IF YOUR BABY IS LOOSING WEIGHT (RED SIGNAL) SEE A DOCTOR URGENTLY!!!