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    Can colic cause mottled and red blotchy skin





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    my son is nearly 7 months and seems to only tolerate powder foods that you mix with water. if i try to introduce yoghurt or mash or anything like that he becomes constipated, he is having two breastfeeds a day with 3 powdered foods. he also comes out in a rash on his face, sometimes its only a bit other times its all round his eyes and is red and blotchy but not raised, this is when he has fruit, and usually disappears after half an hour and doesnt seem to cause him discomfort. surely this is not normal?





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    There are creams that may state for children but still contain ingredients that irritate her skin. Everyone, & every child's skin is different. You can do an allergy test to find out what's triggering the eczema, or a patch test to see what ingredients in moisturizer she's allergic to. Burning skin is not that common, so may have to see specialist (PD in child dermatology) if condition persist. Meantime, a hypoallergenics authority has answered some of my questions on sensitive skin product on eczemablues.com, some of the answers should help.

    when i was washing my 2 year olds penis i only slightly pull the skin back to splash with water whilst in bath to keep clean,when i only slightly pull it back he's getting looks like puss filled glands,i noticed it one day because his penis looked twice its normal size so when i pulled skin back and put slight pressure on the penis alot of green puss came out,this doesnt hurt him, it leaves a little hole where it was, then five other times the puss is like hard and you can see it under his skin i leave i it comes out weeks later like a hard white stork,like a wite head thats gone hard but its ling like a vein but white and is visable from the outside of his skin, ive taken him to 2 nurses and they just say its infection and one doctor said it was scum build up, h's got 2 now they've been there for 2 weeks now its hard to touch i can see and feel the ridge under his skin,when i pull his skin back it lookes like a white head at the side of the head between the head and the skin. can you shed any light on this.





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    Hi my son is 4 now, he had an penis infection 6 week ago and we were told a t the hospital that he has a tight fore skin and he will need to be circumcised, after the infection has cleared we started to gently pull his skin down and stretch it, we noticed the effects very quickly as now we can clearly see the tip of his penis.For last couple of weeks it looks like is not stretching any more , there is still a lot of white lumps that we can see under his skin.i read here about some cream that can help? how is it called as it may be helpful??





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    My son is 5 years old and he is biting the skin around his nails all the way down his fingers... He used to just bite his nails and then stopped that for awhile but now he started again and its the skin all the way down his finger.. I have tried asking him why he does it and he just tells me he cant help it.. I have also tried putting bandaides on all fingers but he takes them off.. I have tried putting soap and hot sauce on them but he just eats right through it.. He was diagnosed with ADHD and ODD when he was 4 so I dont know if that has anything to do with it.. My question is what can I do to get him to stop before he has no skin at all?? his fingers are already raw and red and they look bad.. I really need help because i dont know what to do anymore.





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    Can Scabies be spread by skin to skin contact?





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    My two year old girl has a loss bit of skin on her bum she has had it since she has been born but she has always got a sore bum all the time iv taken her to the doctors but they dont look at her they just give my cream he bum is never right..... Please help me

    Yes! Scabies is very contagious! Sometimes you can catch it from just touching the clothing or bed covers of someone who is infected. It's best to wash all clothing and bed covers immediately, and above 50C to kill off the mites.

    Sores on skin ? My 8 year old brother has been suffering very bad eczema since he has been born. At the moment he has very flakey skin with some areas very red and sore. It seems as though that some of the areas are so infected there are patches of pus some areas are cracked and have bled. He has had these problems before and his skin tends to flair up very easily. He has been to the doctors many times and have been given creams such as hydrocortisone to fungal creams and nothing has worked. He suffers with hayfever and has asthma . Me and my family are desperate for some advice as we seem to be creaming him every hour on the hour when hes at home from school and yet nothing seems to be working.





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    hi my son has exma aswell you`ll need to get some antibiotic to clear infection first then start creaming body all the time and i get some fluocinolone for bad bits than epaderm for puting on all the time you can all so put it in bath and for the asthma ask your docter for singulair paediatric chewable tablets works brillent for my son

    Dont be afraid to keep asking the doctor to try him on different creams/ lotions, they suit people differently. I am now 39 and have used lots of different creams and bath oils in my time, I now use Aveeno lotion and bath/shower oil both with colodial oatmeal, so you could give it a try, get it prescribed by your doctor or you can buy it at Boots etc., . I also only recently found out that my itchy scalp was the cause of my face and neck flaring up, so the doctor gave me a steriod for my scalp and its woked miracles. So keep trying until you find something that controls it.

    my oldest son was done at the age of 3 he is 12 now and it was the best thing i done because he was in so much pain it wont get any better if the skin is tight it needs to be done i am waiting for my youngest son to be done as well he is only 4 but he crys when he wants a pee as he skin is very tight and his penis blows up like a ballon hope i was of any help to you sarah

    He is three, so for God's akes, don't even consider retracting his skin! Far from being dirty, if the skin doesn't retract, as urine is sterile, he is self-cleaning by having it forward all the time as most uncut men do. Many men are far older when they are able to retract which is fine and healthy. Forcing and encouraging might be useful for an adult, but not a young child. His glans will be incredibly hyper-sensitve as he is 3. Foreskin protects him from pain and infection... Beware the doctors may encourage circumcision, he will never know normal sexual pleasure if this is done I'm sorry to say. This article mitigates the foreskin which is actually up to a third of the penis' mobile skin. Let age and nature resolve these types of issues. Poor lamb...

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    My 2yr old daughter has a red blotchy rash on her legs one leg being really bad and the other just a few spots her tummy has dry rashy skin we thought it was eczema to start with but slowly the rash has got worse just on one leg she has a slight cough and sniffles can anyone help please





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    i have skin to skin problems with some but not all people i had allergy testing done at the hospital and i am allergic to parabens(hydroxybenzoate)found in any soaps medicines shampoos and some food like tomatoe ketchup.the only people i can safelty cuddle are my family as i dont buy anything with parabens in it so my family dont have it on their skin.check in your bathroom contaimers you will see menthy parabens propyl parabens ethyl parabens or the word hydroxybenzoate.avoid these and see do you get an improvement my skin gets red hot blotchy it burns and my eyes run when i come in contact with it.people who smell very strongly of aftershave or perfume affect me worst so i avoid strong smelling people when i am out and about.i am also allergic to base metals like copper which is in coins and keys!i take anti histamine every day

    hi my son has had this rash over his body and arms for some years now, when he is hot he iches all the time he is very blotchy his arms seem to go very hard as if his muscles are tense, he has been taking antihistermene tablets they dont seem to have any effect at all he has just had another blood test and he is awaiting the results, if as we exspect they give no reason for his allegy could you suggest our next step to try and get him some releif. many thanks gord clouting





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    I don't no what is wrong I have the stretchy bit on my bellend but I have some skin on my four skin that attaches to my bellend I don't no what it is and why I have talked to my mates about it and there's is fine but and then I pull my fourskin back it pulls on my bellend to like the skin is is not letting me but it's skin not tight somebody just give me some info about this and can it affect me because when I master bate I have white bits come out but not much and it's like I can't clean my self properly because I can't pull my four skin all the way back





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    Mate you have the EXACT same problem as me. As for the white bits, that is a result of not properly cleaning the head and under the foreskin. I have tried to stretch the bit that stops the foreskin from being pulled back, and if you do it over time in seems to work. So please talk to your doctor or your parents so they can help you out. There is nothing wrong with you, as it is quite normal. but if you do not pull the foreskin back after cleaning, you can get it stuck and end up with a paraphimosis. Good look mate!

    As far as i can see that is a normal thing. All because the skin is flexible and if u pull enough u can see the skin after the head and that skin is a lot thinner than the other. U dont need to be nervous because that is normal and is the common place. About the pain, if u strech the skin too much is usual to hurt (it happens anywere in the body, try it out)... if u dont stretch it too much and it keeps hurting u shoud go to a doctor to see if there is anything more complicated. Hope this helped.

    Hi! My son, 4,5, had severe eczema. I've tried many medicines for him, including steroid creams and the steroid cream as far as i concern only made his eczema wider and wider. Since 2 weeks ago i started giving him black seed oil, dringking and wipe on his head and on his skin where the eczema so bad.At the beginning, his skin head became terribly dry and some areas even bleeding. Then i found out in internet that is was normal as a first reaction (detocsification) of black seed oil. Now his skin head getting a lot better. The detofsification seem "attack" her hand skin, the eczema in there look so bad with all the bubbles in the skin. If you want to try the black seed oil (drink and put on her skin) pls dont be surprise if at the beginning your child skin will look worst because from what i know is only show us that the oil black seed start to work.

    hi im 14 and ive had a tight foreskin since i was little when i got into high school i was told about masturbation by a friend and i should do it. i thought that tight skin was normal at first because i could not see the head i keep on masturbating for some months then my head was coming out, so i was thinking soon if i keep pulling on the skin whilst masturbating the whole head will show but sometimes i ripped the skin of a little bit from the head i know this sound bad but it healed after a day and i was fine nothing wrong but right now the skin is almost over the head could you give me any advice?





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    try stretching the skin before you get erect. also make sure you dont masturbate dry. use lotion. it is important to get the head all the way out.

    Try a Qtip with vaseline on it and run it under the skin on top of the glans to clean the underside and lubricate it so you can gradually stretch the skin without difficulty or pain after about three weeks to a month you should be able to retract the skin without difficulty or the embarrassment of going to have a dr tell you the basic same idea. You do still have to go to the Dr if there is persistant redness, irritation, swelling or discharge with any of these issues.

    hi my daughter has suffered with psosriasis since she was a baby i never found any of the treatment we were offered really helped on a long term basis, although shes now nearly 8 and has been clear of the contition 4 nearlly 12mths, my question is my little girl ha got olive skin type, and where the psosriasis was really bad she now had pigmented skin (white patches)i wanted 2 know if this would inprove over time and her skin would ever go back 2 normal ??





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    i have had eczema since i was born, i am now twelve , and it has started coming back again, i have some medication such as creams, but i don't like them because it makes my skin greasy, people at school bully me and say i am on drugs when i am not because eczema causes the skin around my eyes to go red and baggy, it makes my arms have cuts and go red and lots of dry skin, and it comes around my lips too, i wear alot of foundation. mascara etc. to try and cover it up, but it makes it worse, but it covers up well, but people at school bully me and call me ugly, when i try and talk to someone they say just ignore them, but i cant ignore them, and its really getting me down, i just need someone to help me stop the bullies because of the way i look and my skin. help? :D





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    Im 14 and I have it on my hands and to school i cover my hands with gloves and dont take them off all my friend know i wear gloves but know one in school have ever seen my hands i can be hard sometimes but i just live with it now.

    I Had eczema all but when i turned twelve it cure the BIGGEST RULE THAT HELPS IS BATHS have them every day and use an emoileit in th bath (Ollitum) Also after the bath use a mild steriod cream e.g elecon E45 diprobase. I had suffered for so long ive been picked on but you have to do something. my hand was ifected 17 times until it got so worse the BONE was infected they were about to cut my hand off but i self motivated my self and here i am 13 years and FREE from eczema i wish you the best and for you to be cured. I hope i helped best luck from your fellow eczema sufferer

    hi, im 16 and i have the same problem, all i am now doing is slowly but surely pulling back the foreskin each day small amounts at the time to slowly stretch the skin, when you can then fully stretch the skin just slowly each day wash behind the skin carefully, i can only touch my penis head a small bit as it is painful but just do it lightly

    I have a 10 year old son who keeps getting sores under his foreskin, they look like ulcers. A couple of years back he was supposed to be circumsized due to not being able to pull back the skin, however on the day the surgeon thought that surgery wasn't necessary and prescribed him cream to use daily, which he did. In the past six months hes had about 5 sores under the foreskin,he's had 3 sores in the last month,on the head of his penis. He also seems to have some scarring where the skin connects to the head of the penis. He's able to pull the skin back, but is it possible that the skin is too tight? Any advice would be appreciated, he's very reluctant to go and see the GP but if there is a problem i would much rather sort it now before his body starts changing and it becomes more of an issue for him! Thank you.





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    I tried what you said, as instructed. The yellow stuff seems like weak skin, as I massaged and rubbed the skin, the skin burst an there was a minute mixture of clear liquid and a tiny amount of blood! It sounds much worse than it is but the break stings when I pee. I was able to pull back the whole foreskin but it was very tight and constricted bloodflow as my glans went less coloured. So there was good and bad. It appears not to be smegma so I presume it's what I said at the beginning. Much appreciation for your help from the first comment. I forgot to mention that is am 14 years old and about 5'4".

    I can't rerely help you about your forskin but the bit of skin attached is normal so no need to see a doctor about the piece of skin

    my daugther is 10 and since christmas has had a corner of her mouth that keep peeling when the dry skin is flacked off the skin underneath is red and shiny. my mother suffers from psoriasis and thats why i'm thinking she has it to.she also has dry spots on her face.has any one got the same





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    Hi Thomas, that extra skin is the frenulum. it is designed to pull the skin over the glans to protect them when the penis is soft. You may have a short frenulum which could be the cause. Go see a doctor, we have really seen it all before

    is there anything i can do for my tight foreskin when erect and having sex i have a band of tight skin round my penis when the skin is pulled back and is painful when having sex





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    Hi my son is 7 and a half and has been complaining of itchy in his penis He does have tight foreskin and carnt retract it he has tried When he's in the bath . I noticed when he tried retracting it that the loose skin when he try's to retract it looks all pimply like very tiny milkspots just all around the end of the skin





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    Hi Danielle. Tight foreskins are normal at this age and there is no harm in him trying to pull it back as part of his normal bathing regime. Gradually it will loosen more. Soap could be causing irritation so you could try using mild baby soaps on him. Make sure he dries the area properly after a bath. Snugly fitting soft simple briefs may also be worth trying so that the foreskin doesn't rub. The pimply bits are nothing to worry about. Hope this helps.

    Hi, I am 31 years old and have had psoriasis since I was 7. It has got worse as I have got older. I have tried light treatment and all the creams and lotions available but nothing has helped. I have been to see my G.P who told me that I would be referred to a skin specialist but I have been waiting over two years! Having psoriasis affects what clothes I can wear, I can't wear skirts or shorts in the summer as my legs are covered in it. I have heard about an injection you can get but my G.P doesn't know what I am talking about. Did anyone else hear about the injection available for psoriasis? I saw it on television a few months back and it seems to make a difference. I would be willing to try anything if it meant it cleared my skin up. Why should I have to suffer sore unsightly skin for the rest of my life? Ali.





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    Chill out Josh and don't worry you will not be embarrassed by this - we are all different. As you get older your foreskin starts to detach from the penis head. One thing to do is take a warm bath as this softens the skin. At first, gently pull the skin back when you are soft. You may get hard then, which will stretch the skin a little more. After some months it will stretch and move easier. Eventually you'll be able to pull it back over your hard penis but never force it OK. Don't leave the foreskin back as the penis is sensitive.

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