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My hair infection

I have had some rashes and pimples in the hair at the back of my head for the past few weeks. The doctor I saw said it was a form of fungal infection. However, despite all efforts, the growth has continued to increase in size. Kindly advise…

I need a son

I am a 35- year old married woman. Even though I have been itching to have a son, all I have been having are girls. Now my husband is threatening to take another wife if I don’t give him a son. Kindly let me know how I can have at least one…

My flat buttocks

I am a teenage female student with a good figure except for my flat buttocks. My friends make fun of me because of this and I don’t like it. I have heard of some ladies who were able to increase the size of their buttocks through surgery. I…

My bleeding piles

I have been managing my Piles for the past few years with drugs and ointments until last month when it started bleeding. My doctor wants me to remove it surgically but I am afraid. Kindly advise me on how to handle the case without surgery.…

Should I cut my tonsils?

I have been having sore throat off and on for the past two months despite the drugs I was given at the hospital. Out of frustration, a friend took me to a local herbalist who suggested that the solution to my problem is for him to cut my…

My baby’s sore throat

My six- year -old daughter has been complaining of sore throat for the past few days. The doctor who saw him said he doesn’t need antibiotics while his father thinks he needs. Kindly let me know what to do as my daughter is in severe pain.…

No menses at 14

My youngest daughter recently turned 14 years of age without any sign of menstruation. This is very unlike her elder sisters who saw their menses at  about 10 years of age. I am getting worried. What can I do?Yetunde (by SMS)…

Is this depression?

My daughter who recently turned 15 has now started keeping to herself. In addition, she doesn’t sleep very well and complains of tiredness most of the time. Initially, we thought she had malaria but her complaints have continued despite the…

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