Embarrassing Bodies Kids: Episode 2

Alopecia

This week a whole new queue of kids is forming at the clinics doors. 13 year old Lauren is the first to visit Dr Pixie. Lauren has been suffering from alopecia since the age of two, and it’s steadily getting worse – since starting secondary school Lauren has lost 70% of her hair and is forced to wear a wig. Alopecia is an auto-immune disease, the body doesn’t think the hair belongs to it, so it rejects it. Lauren has Alopecia Areata, which affects children and young adults. Why is unknown, but possible causes are viruses, inoculations, shock or extreme stress. As the longer the problem has persisted, the harder it is to find a cure, Dr Pixie suggests that Lauren has a permanent wig fitted. Lauren visits Lucas Sojka, a hair loss specialist. His team attaches a mesh, called a weft, to Lauren’s existing hair, and secures it to the bald patches with surgical tape. Panels of real hair are then sewn on to the weft to form a seamless head of hair. The transformation is drastic, Lauren’s mum describes her as a different person.

The EB team would like to thank:

Lucas Sojka and Hair Solved, Manchester

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Hello I'm 15 years old (i mean young xD) and lately I've noticed a few small spots on my penis they are like milk spots and tried squeezing them but no luck so was wondering if anybody else has had them and had a solution for me? it would really help.





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Yes I'm a 13 year old boy a I have the same conditions as you Could some one please help

hi,am 13 but am going to be 14 in 4 month.i have to change my nickers in few time because eveytime i take it off i always see this wet, sticky , yellowy, whitey colour and when i want to wash i always see it in the inside at the top of the vagina. once the hot water wasnt woking so i didnt was and there was this bad smell. i get really embrassed when i go to the toilet in scholl and i see it on my pant.my mum brought me this powder i put it round the vagina so when i put on my nickers it would see better, but i dont think its helping!! any solutions?????





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Its just discharge and is perfectly normal for a girl of your age.. if you find this more embarrassing try your doctor to see if they can help x

Just this morning I looked in my mirror and realised a red bump on my top gum, in between two teeth, this area of my mouth has been painful these past two days,it is about the size of a lentil, is it an ulcer or an abscess?





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my daughter age 15 is pulling her hair out didint realise how severe it was untill i brushed her hair found large area missing , can you please help dont no what to do.





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It may be caused due to stress, or maybe she could be allergic to her hair shampoo i suggest you see a doctor.

How can I stop my 2 year old waking up 6-7 times a night for a bottle hb





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Give him/her water rather than milk..... Sounds cruel, but it worked with my two boys. They eventually realised that water was on the menu, and started sleeping through the night after a very short time....

my 4 year old daughter has ulcer type blister on the inside of her lip, she's had them for a few months now but they are not going away.





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I would go to the doctor if I were you, as this could simply be a phrase or could be a symptom of a much more serious illness

Does your daughter eat sugary foods often like sweets, chocolate or even crisps. this could be the problem. if these terrible ulcers dont go away soon ask your doctor if they could check them out and prescribe her something. Hope this helped (:

i am 14, 15 in a few weeks, i have just been told that i have got alopecia. it is a really hard illness to have, i get bullied at school because of it and i am affraid that everyone can see my bald patch. i have been told that it is usually caused by stress and i feel that my patch is going to get bigger due to the stress of the bullying ! what can i do to stop myself from getting stressed ?





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hi, i'm 13 and i think that you should just ignore them... they are just picking on some-one because they have nothing better to do with life. If it gets reallt bad then either tell your parents or tell some-one you can trust at school! Hope this will help :)

hello, my daughter had the same problem and we found a liquid that it made the hair patch dissapear and now her hair is back to normal.

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h my sister has alopicia and is pllin her hair out plz can u helppp i need some hellp for crist sake





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hi, i also have alopicia i lost it at the age of 10 im now 14 and still have no hair. and i agree its a hard illness. and i would like help too

I watched your program an saw the little boy with the bed wetting problem. My brother is 11 and still suffers from this. I wanted to no the name of the medication that the young boy was prescribed please. Marie





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I haven't seen the program, but usually, children are given a low dose of amitriptyline for a short time for bedwetting. You could also try enuresis alarms. You should get him to see a doctor because 11 is quite old to be doing it (make sure there's nothing serious going on), but they should be able to help him.

go to your local gp you will find out that there is a problem called Nocturnal enuresis which is basically what it says on the tin nocturnal means night just a general problem childs have

i see from your video the there is a treatment do you need to go to the doctors or can you just get this from the chemist





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