6-year-old Abraham's father called the helpline for advice. Abraham was ill and his father was not sure what to do. His symptoms included high fever, bloody diarrhea, and a loss of appetite. Baba Abraham at first had tried to give him traditional medication to no avail. That was when he decided to call us.
The Child Helpline Counselor immediately advised Baba Abraham to take his son to the hospital to be checked properly by a doctor and figure out what was wrong before anything else happened. He promised to do so promptly.
A couple of days later we called Baba Abraham and we were pleased to know that he got the treatment he needed after being diagnosed with a bacterial infection in his digestive tract.
It's important to understand that children's bodies are less resilient to diseases than adults meaning they need more care and attention. This is why parents are advised to see a medical practitioner when their children are ill to get the required treatment for the betterment of their healh and to strengthen their immunity.
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