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My son of 4yrs keeps getting flu even if I took him to the hospital. They give him antibiotics it's getting better and start again...
You need to see a Paeditrician first for a proper evaluation to know why he is having recurrent illnesses or infections. That will determine the best thing to do in terms of advice
pls, can an 8-year-old take Astymin?
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No, you are not to use blood tonic routinely. Rather ensure your child takes food rich in iron. But if you feel your baby's blood is low, kindly check the PCV first at the hospital and let the doctor work out the appropriate dose for your baby. Iron can be too much in the blood causing symptoms of iron overload.
How many ml of zolat can I give to a child of 4 and 2 years of age?
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Children and adults above 2-year-old! It is 400mg tablet (2 *200mg) or 20ml of the suspension. For children 1 – 2 years, give 200mg tablet or 10ml of the suspension of Albendazole (Zolat)
What is the cause of a child that is lost in taught, and the cure?
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It depends on many factors. A child's attention span is definitely not the same as that of an adult....so most of them can not engage in activities that require sitting still for long without any form of activity, you may want to see a Paediatrician preferably a Developmental Paediatrician for the child's evaluation first to know if there are other developmental concerns or to rule out things like Absence Seizures that may also present the same way .
My child of 6 years popo three to four times a day immediately after eating but not watery
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As long as the poo is normal and not watery its nothing to worry about.
is Cypri Gold good for weight gain? Please, Does Cypri gold make someone fat and what's the side effect of Cypri gold syrup/pills
How do you correct a child's leg with knock kneel (a.k.a Bow Legs and K Leg)?
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Other less common causes include bone growth disorders and injury and infections to growth areas of the bone. The treatment is directed to cause; physiological k leg deformity requires no real treatment, but monitoring, as it will resolve. The other causes have their own treatment criteria. In summary, knock knees can be a normal variant or from bone abnormalities. It is advisable to see a doctor who can recognise the specific cause and treat appropriately.
My baby of 4 years is purging and vomiting since yesterday I gave him ORS it hasn't stop ped. What else should I do?
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Kindly take your child to the hospital since the vomiting and purging hasn't stopped after the ORS.
My son of 5years old is having convulsion.it has started since last 2 yearsWe have consulted a doctor and we are giving him Tegretol, Emphacebol and vitamin c, but wot are we going to give him or do
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Treatment is advisable if seizures are recurrent and troublesome. The following are the major options available: 1. Drugs - Control of the seizures with drugs can be good in most cases without causing harmful side-effects. Whenever possible one drug should be used in as few doses each day as necessary to ensure adequate blood levels by day and by night. Sometimes more than one drug has to be used. Generally, the more modern treatments produce fewer problems than the older drugs. If drugs are given only sporadically, or different from the way prescribed, seizure control will be poor. Drugs should never be stopped suddenly. If you are concerned about any aspect of treatment, be sure to talk to your doctor. 2. Psychological intervention - Some children's seizures are made worse by such things as stress, emotional upset and boredom. In these cases it is important to identify the problem and deal with it, which may require help from a counsellor in addition to the medication being continued. 3. Surgery -Only a small number of children with epilepsy will be suitable for surgery but improved investigations and new surgical techniques mean that surgery can now be very successful for some children. Unfortunately not all epilepsies have a good prognosis and some children will have seizures for many years, even for all their lives. In general the prognosis for good seizure control is poor where epilepsy is associated with intellectual disability, especially if severe. Rarely seizures cannot be controlled because of progressive underlying brain disease.
My son of 4 years have been vomiting in which watering Stool will follow for almost a monthI have taken him to the doctor . Tests were taken, the results showed was malaria and typhoid. They even ask me to stop giving him...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Pls visit a teaching hospital and make sure your child is been examined by a paediatrician. Treat as urgent.
What could be wrong with a 9 years old child still wetting the bed?
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Their are some approach ways to manage bedwetting (enuresis). Here are changes you can make at home that may help: Limit how much your child drinks in the evening. It's important to get enough fluids so their is no need to limit how much your child drinks in a day. However, encourage your child to focus on drinking liquids in the morning and early afternoon, which may reduce thirst in the evening. But don't limit evening fluids if your child participates in sports practice or games in the evenings. Avoid beverages and foods with caffeine. Beverages with caffeine are discouraged for children at any time of day because caffeine may stimulate the bladder, it's especially discouraged in the evening. Encourage regular toilet use throughout the day. During the day and evening, suggest that your child urinate every two hours or so, or at least often enough to avoid a feeling of urgency.
My 5 years old boy breath so loud and he is not having a cough and Catarrh. please, I want to know if my baby is Okay.
It depends on the reasons for the heavy breathing first. Is the house dusty? Does he have a blocked nose etc Kindly see a Paediatrician or ENT surgeon for further evaluation and management
My son of 6 years has itches in his eyes, he always scratches the eyes and after each scratches the eyes becomes red and dark arou...
He may be having allergic conjunctivitis. He may also be allergic to something in the environment like dusts, pollen grains, fumes, soap, very cold or dry weather etc. Try washing his hands after playing or touching things around his surroundings. Please see an optometrist for proper evaluation
My daughter of 13 years saw her period for the first time in June and it was just for a day but since then till now she has not se...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Menstrual periods are usually irregular in the first 1 - 2 years after girls begin to menstruate. No need to panic.
How many hours interval can I give ibuprofen to a 3 years old child and for how many days?
For fever, You should give ibuprofen or paracetamol every 6 hours for not more than two days and also do the tepid sponging. If not better after 2 days, please kindly take your child to the hospital for proper evaluation and management
My son of 4 years has LAPALAPA on his cheek and neck, pls ma what can I use before it start spreading. Thank you
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Kindly take her to the hospital for proper treatment. it will require the use of antifungals
What's the cause of stammering as my son of 4 years started showing the sign.what is the remedy
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(1) Fear and anxiety: if a child is always shouted down and scolded when s/he speaks this may lead to d child having a poor self-image, loss of confidence in self they by affecting the child's normal speech pattern. As a result, a child may begin to stutter or go mute. (2) Imitation: is there an adult or child they like so much who stutters? The parent should try and observe the child in order to address the reason 4d stuttering. What to do? (1) Find out and address the cause of stuttering (2) Build on the child's self-perception and confidence. Let him know they are cool the way they are without stuttering (3) Notice times d child didn't stutter and reinforce the child 4 d clear sentence or statement (4) When stuttering, touch ur child on his shoulder calmly n slightly and ask the child to speak slowly and calmly that you are listening. (5) Encourage ur location child to speak slowly rather than rush through words If stuttering persists after doing all you can pls see a speech pathologist/therapist
My 9 years old daughter lips are always dry and cracking and recently it began to bleed what can I do to stop it from recurring......
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Ensure your baby drinks lot of water and use lip balm or moisturiser to keep the lips moist all the time Some people have dry skin naturally and are prone to such. Keep them well hydrated and use lip moisturiser often.
My daughter of 7 years always cracks her teeth when sleeping at night. Pls what can I do to control it & what can be the cause of...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

It can be an habit or sign of Subtle Seizures .Kindly see your dentist and Paediatrician first for thorough evaluation and further management if necessary
My 6 year old started sleepwalking... What could be the problem?
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Your child who always wakes up at odd hours of the night, and walks around in some dream-like state is a mere child caught up in the confusing web of the sleep-arousal interface. Nothing to worry about