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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.
My niece of 12 years is a sickle cell patient.. pls how can it be cured?
Sickle Cell anaemia cannot be cured but it can be managed especially when detected early in life.
My daughter of 9 years twists her mouth to the side when sleeping and she usually gets aware and wakes up from her sleep when it s...
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It looks like a seizure. She should take the child to see a Paediatric Neurologist at the closest Teaching Hospital.
My 5year old child has a boil on his buttock, I saw it 4 days ago and have to rub it red oil mixed with salt, gave him paracetamol...
Dear mom, red oil and salt are not the medication for boil. Please the drugs you gave were there prescribed?
what can cause a child of 7yrs to urinate frequently about 10times in a day pls help
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

It is natural for babies to pee more if they take lots of fluids be it water or juice.. However to be on the safe side and rule out disease conditions that could make children pee a lot and often like diabetes or Urinary tract infection, I will advise you to see a doctor for proper evaluation including urine laboratory tests.
Hello Doctors, well done for a good job. I noticed small inflammation on my almost 4-year-old girl right breast. It is inside the...
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Hello ma'am, Please do not press her breast. Kindly take her to the hospital to see a paediatrician for proper evaluation and assessment. All the best
What is responsible for gap in the teeth commonly called " eji " in Yoruba which though later in life turns out to be fashionable...
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Nothing is wrong with it, a baby can still be fed while he/she is sleeping. Best wishes.
Pls, my little brother (5yrs) has dark marks from after-effects of chickenpox on his skin and it's been there for a long time now....
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Please, be patient most spots will clear on their own....You can try Bio oil or shea butter too if it may help
Please is it advisable to cut this thing on the throat that is called belu belu? The English meaning of Belu Belu is tonsillitis
The management of adenoids depends on the severity and age of the child
What could be wrong with a 4-year old boy who is not sick, he eats well but losing weight.
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Ma'am, there is a reason your child is losing weight. He on the average should weigh 16kg. Please take him to the hospital for evaluation. Treat as important
I gave my 5year old daughter a little bitter kola with Tom Tom sweet to chew to stop her cough & catarrh..... She likes to chew th...
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It's dangerous to give your baby Bitter Kola concoctions. Stop the practice!
What can I use to treat her cold then, she is 5years old, the cough syrups don't work for her
First of all the risk factors have to be identified. Your child may be allergic to something ranging from what he eats to environmental factors. Take her to see a paediatrician for proper evaluation and diagnosis
Are there medical treatments for nose bleeding. My son of 7 years has started to have it. It all started when he was about 5 years...In a week, he had it up to 2 times with heavy flow. I have a cream that his doctor prescribed for him but it not working. The name...
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Hello Ma'am . Kindly let the child be seen by an ENT doctor for proper evaluation and management
My friend is giving his children of 4years and 1yrs 8months white vitamin C tablets. He said its good for their health. Please I w...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Ma'am, just be sure to feed your kids with good balance diet, vegetables and fruit, Kindly stop giving them vitamin c and blood tonic it's drug abuse.
I'm confused about the weight of my 5year old girl. At birth, she weighed 2.7 but now, she's weighing 15.5. Pls, is it normal? Tha...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Hello mom. The average weight of a five year old is 18Kg ( /- 20%). At 15.5kg she is still within acceptable weight range.
My 8years old daughter is always complaining of stomach pain, I took her to the hospital, we were asked to do a scan which she did...
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Hello mom. Since you have not noticed any improvement after administering the drugs, kindly take your child back to the doctor for follow up.
My 4-year-old daughter has been having recurrent sore throat since she was 3. Each time we take her to the hospital antibiotic is...
Sore throat is an inflammation or soreness of the throat. It is usually an infection which could be viral, bacterial or fungal. There are different structures in the throat that could give the sensation of soreness hence the need to have the throat examined and appropriate treatment instituted.
Please doc is it good to be given lipton tea only to a child?
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Hello Mum, yes you can, but please add milk.
My six year old daughter complained of stomach problem a few weeks ago. We went to a lab. test which indicated that she had too mu...
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Hello Sir, stomach ache is a symptom of sickness and could be anything. Kindly take your child back to the hospital for proper check up and treatment. Do not assume or self medicate.
Is it normal for a 7years old boy to have armpit and public hairs which grows back few weeks after shaving.
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Early puberty I think. Please look out for other worrying signs in your child and see a paediatric endocrinologist as soon as possible.