Conditions

Ear Infections in Children

What is an ear infection? Infection in the middle part of the ear is the commonest cause of earache in children. It is also called otitis media. Three out of […]

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Eye and eyelid problems

What are the symptoms of eye disease? Most people have had a problem with the eyes at one time or the other. Most eye problems are mild and will often […]

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Feeding problems in infants

When a child is not feeding as well as expected it can be a cause of anxiety and frustration to the nursing mother. There may be worry if the baby […]

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Fever

Fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. What’s normal for your child may be a little higher or lower than the average normal temperature of 37℃. Most […]

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Jaundice in newborn infants

What is jaundice? Jaundice is the yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin. It is very common in newborn babies. How can I tell if my baby has […]

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Nasal Obstruction

What is Nasal Obstruction? Nasal obstruction refers to the partial or complete blockage of the nose  or nasal cavity.The nasal cavity starts at the nostrils and ends at the back […]

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Overweight and Obesity

How Are Overweight and Obesity Defined? These are defined using a formulae known as the Body mass index (BMI). It uses height and weight measurements to estimate a person’s body […]

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Ringworms In Children

What is a ringworm? A ring worm is a fungal infection of the skin, hair and nails. It commonly affects the scalp of children between the ages of 3-11 years. […]

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Seizures-Epilepsy

What is a seizure? A seizure is a change in behavior, movement, feeling or level of consciousness that occurs after a sudden, abnormal electrical disturbance in the brain. The term […]

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Sickle Cell Disease

What is sickle cell disease? Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a common group of inherited blood disorders that interferes with how oxygen is delivered to the body tissues. A person’s […]

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Sleep in Children

Why is sleep important to children? It is the time the little bodies grow and repair various tissues Sleep helps to regulate the chemicals that control a child`s appetite. It […]

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Speech and language delays and disorders

What is a speech delay? This indicates that speech and language acquisition is occurring in the expected sequence but at a slower rate than is expected. What is a speech […]

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Thyroid Disease

What Is Thyroid Disease? The thyroid is a gland in the neck which makes hormones that control the rate of many bodily activities. The thyroid can develop problems such as […]

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Tonsillitis and Tonsillectomy

What are the tonsils? Tonsils are a pair of soft tissue masses located at the back of the throat. Tonsils are also found behind the nose where they are called […]

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Umbilical Hernia in children

What is an umbilical hernia? This is a bulge around your child`s belly button that tends to stick out when they cry commonly referred to as mokonyo.  A hernia results […]

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