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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.
My two years old daughter just left crèche.She used to take all sorts of meals- swallow included.Since she enrolled for s...She relies or takes food drinks, juice, junks and snacks. Meat, fish and pap lavished with milk are her desires. What's responsib...
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She might be bored with the Amala Try giving her a variety of swallow with different presentation using attractive plates and cutleries. Above all, you will need lots of patience . Persistence is key also.
My daughter of 5 years always complain of tiredness is it normal and pls home remedy for ringworm
Ringworm is a fungal infection and requires treatment with antifungal agents both oral and topical.Treatment may need to last up to 6 weeks" please see a doctor for treatment
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.