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My severe skin problem

I have been having this very terrible skin disease for the past two years. The skin disease which only affects my legs, is called NARUN in Yoruba. It leaves black spots on my legs and has so much disfigured my legs that I am ashamed of…

My dad’s addiction to tea

I want to know if my 72- year old Dad who is a regular reader of your column is addicted to tea. He takes his tea every day of the week. Since he does not like anything bitter, he uses a lot of sugar in his tea. In addition, he does not…

Covid-19 and breast milk

Is it possible for a baby to be infected through the breast milk of a COVID-19 positive mother? Julia (by E-mail) We do not know for sure if mothers with COVID-19 can spread the virus to babies in their breast milk, but the limited data…

My daughter’s dandruff

My 10-year-old daughter has been having dandruff since she was a child. I have tried all kinds of treatments to solve the problem to no avail. Kindly let me know what else to do. Mama Tee(SMS) Dandruff is a condition of the scalp that…

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