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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.
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