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I have a 9-year girl, can I use the antimalarial drug for her, even if she is not sick, all because of school that will resume nex...
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No you can't please wait till its confirmed by a blood test that she has malaria before commencing any treatment prescribed by a doctor.
My son of seven years, is complaining of pain on his penis, the penis erect, pls what do I do now
Most children will complain of pain or discomfort when they have an erection which is a normal thing in that age group. It usually goes after a few minutes. It is only if the erection or pain is SUSTAINED that you should be concerned or seek medical intervention
What cause stomach aches in children, my son of 4years always complain of stomach ache and he has been treated malaria and also de...
There are many causes of abdominal pain in children.....You should see a doctor preferably a Paediatrician so the child can be examined physically and perhaps also have laboratory tests and imaging to know the specific cause in your child.
My 5years old son complains of pain in his navel. Pls, what could be the problem?
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you will need to see a paediatrician for thorough evaluation and treatment.
What can be a cause of a small lump on the left breast of a 15-year-old boy? He also complains it's painful when touched.
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Most boys may have breast lump as a sign of puberty as well or it may be a side effect of medication they are exposed to. If concerned, see a doctor as advised.
My baby took his 9months immunization and on the card was written completed I am confused because I learnt children are immunized...
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It depends on me, There may be a slight variation from centre to center .So try inquirer in your nearest PHC
I want to know if there are immunization for 5yrs and 7yrs. If yes, may I know the names? Thanks
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

es there's immunization and every Immunization is important for a child .Kindle read through the immunization chat . ⦁ 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 MMR – First dose at 12 – 15 months; Second dose at 4 – 6 years ⦁ MCV – usually given at age 2 years (can be administered from age of one year) ⦁ Varicella vaccine – usually from age
My 19 years old son has dandruff and we've tried damatol but it's not working what else can we use.
It will be better to see a doctor first preferably a paediatrician or dermatologist to properly evaluate and treat the underlying cause of dandruff if any.
I'm having mouth odour and I'm not even sure what kind of toothpaste to use anymore, I even tried oral b the White one and Colgate...
My child of 5 years has been having a serious cough for the 4weeks we have been taking her to hospital 2time and different kind of...
Any child coughing for more than 2 weeks should be seen by a paediatrician for further evaluation and management. There are many causes of persistent or prolonged cough for example bronchial asthma or tuberculosis e.t.c
is it normal for a girl of 4years to have Vagina discharge?
it is not normal especially if yellowish or greenish with bad smell. Kindly see a doctor as soon as possible for the underlying cause to be addressed.
Can too much catarrh affect a child's brain? my child has this problem from birth now. she's 4yrs old it still persists. She hardl...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Constant and recurrent catarrh could be caused by allergy known as allergic rhinitis.You will have to visit a paediatrician or ENT doctor.The child will have to be placed on preventive measures and also don't expose the child to the triggering factor which is Key
I saw a rusted nail in the mouth of my 3 years 10-month-old. Does she need tetanus injection for that?
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Yes, your child should take the injection if there is any suspected case of injury from the rusted nail.
My neighbour has a stepson that move in with them, the is 6yrs he has this heavy dried cough that anytime he's coughing you'll thi...They've taken him to General Hospital to run an x-ray on him and they gave him some drugs and he has finished the drugs but no imp...
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kindly take the child to a Paediatric doctor,or The Respiratory clinic of any of the Paediatric Outpatient Clinic of any of the Teaching Hospitals closest to you, they are in the best position to take proper care of child health issues. Any cough that have lasted for more than two weeks needs a paediatrician's attention for proper evaluation and treatment.
What can someone use for 4yrs old ear discharge!
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Kindly see a doctor for further evaluation and management. Please do not self medicate.
My 3.5yr old daughter has a recurrent cough. After every two or three weeks, it comes back. It's normally a dry cough and she has...She has been to the doctors several times but they give her antibiotics which only do well for a short while then she back at it...
You need to identify the underlying cause of recurrent cough. These are some of the questions you should ask 1.Anyone with cough and cattarh round baby? 2. Are you exclusively breastfeeding? 3. Are you keeping baby warm or exposing to cold with frequent baths or cold baths or direct fan or too cold ac in the room? 4. Are you exposing baby to smoke - kitchen, cigarette, firewood, palm oil frying etc? 5. Do you have cattarh or cough yourself? 6. Is your baby attending creche? 7. Is your baby well-immunized or age?
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
Is it normal for babies to breathe faster than adults?
Fast breathing in children is an emergency! Kindly treat as Such.
Can I be informed about some toddler follow up the milk I can use for my baby?
You can use any age-appropriate milk for your child
After making love with my girl I always notice a smell from her private part. What can be the remedy to that situation?