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    Food intolerance

    Being intolerant means that your child has a heightened sensitivity to something. This makes it hard for them to digest the food and can give rise to symptoms ranging from sickness to headaches, rashes, bloating, diarrhoea and hyperactivity. Read more →

    Get your child to drink more water before food in the morning when he wakes up and try investing on natural detoxifying fruits like papaya, watermellon and include more fiber food . Consult your doctor if symptoms persist .

    my 3 year old son wont eat any cooked food only some fresh food hes never eaten bread he lives on cheese, yoghurts ,biscuits,bannanas,grapes and that is about it he is vilently sick when he trys to eat anything else and just shows no interest in any other foods!





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    Hi I'm 48 and have a problem pulling my foreskin back when my penis is erect. The head is smaller than the shaft when it is erect and it is affecting the sensitivity during sex i thought i was circumcised when i was about 5 or 6





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    Hi, my son is 9 years old.since he was a toddler I have had problems with him eating. he do's ask for food but when its in front of him he changes his mind and say's he can't eat it.It is not that he eats too much sweets are junk food no matter what he wants he cant seem to eat. at the minute he eats a couple of biscuits for breakfast, he takes a bag of crisp to school for dinner half of which come home at tea time with him. I'm very concerned about his future health and of how thin he hi.





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    I've no miracle cure, you are not alone my son is the same, it's a real worry but I've tried everything, through the HHS and privately.

    hi i have a sun he is 19 months old dus not sleep crys call the time throws him self back bangs his head on any think he can he all so oly gos to me his mum he dus not play with his sibblins dus not like loud stuff o an his food it can not tuch ech other an if he dus not like the feil of some think like food or a toy he will not tuch it agen my other kids are not like this he all so he hates being darty you would have to cleen him for him to a poo an if his hands are not cleen if gos on 1 he was late in warking oly just last week but still not stedy would want to be picked up he can not speak yet as well can you help me out pls asap





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    While in hospital last year (the one i was diagnoised in) for an operatation, when i told staff i needed gf food (including nurses) they looked at me like i had two heads, hadnt a clue what it meant. They coped alright till my last day, wasnt supposed to stay for lunch but did, didnt get the right paper slip to say i needed special food. complained to staff, they said just write it by hand that i needed it to be gf. got soup which had bread in it, not exactly gf!!!

    My son is now 14 months I don't remember him without a cough and it's not going away he coughs so violently and brings up everything I hav spent the last 14 months extremely stressed he vomits so badly through his nose to and they are big vomits I've also noticed this cough starts whilst he eating sometimes and he keeps coughing till he brings his food up and then won't eat anymore weaning him onto food is difficult as won't eat much and wants his bottle and now he's getting constipated regularly when will he stop coughing so badly and the vomitting go states chest is clear X-ray done came back clear what could be causing this and I don't know what to give him to eat anymore





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    hi there i have a 3 year old boy and i am a bit concerned about his behaviour and i am not quite sure if i should be worried about it or if it is just me being an over protective mum.He is normally a happy boy but he snaps at the slightest thing,he can get quite aggressive and he often hits out.Most of the time when i am trying to make conversation with him he doesnt make eye contact with me and i find that i have to repeat myself several times before he answers me.when i say he gets aggressive its likes something snaps inside him and he goes off into a world of his own.also something that he does with his food i have noticed is,he doesnt like the different foods on his plate touching each other and if he has tomato sauce then he wont eat any of the food if it is touching the sauce unless he has put it in the sauce himself.and if any of his cutlery touches the sauce he wont use it so i have to get him a clean one.someone that i know mentioned about aspergers syndrome but i am not sure please help me as i wolud like to help him.





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    It is very difficult for us mums and dads to objectively see our children. My son has aspergers and he displays none of those traits. However I know children who are 'normal' how have some of those traits! I personally watched how my son interacted at playground and nursery and realised that all the children have quirks at that age (lots of really bossy girls!). By Primary 1, it became evident that he understood the school interactions less than other children. However, he was a 'nice boy and never bothered the teacher too much, so she admitted that she tended to forget about him'. Basically the school nurse was my saviour, she realised that he had difficulty hopping (he has hypermobile joints)and he was referred to the occupational therapy team, this lead to a referral to psychologist. Intially, I was put down as over mumsy (I explained too many things to my son - the school blamed me!). The psychologist was my ally, he realised what was happening and expalined the situation to the school from then on the school have been much better. He has specialist help with motor skills, language (social stories) and reading. I hope this very brief summary helps.

    Please visit this website as it should be able to help you in many areas that you have concerns regarding your sons behaviour and communication: http://www.autism.org.uk/

    Hi I am going through exactly the same thing with my son, now 12 but he has been like this since he was a toddler. We have just been refered to a Gastroentirologist recently. He was on meds for reflux but that didn't seem to make it go completely.There is a condition called eosonophilic oesophogitis where certain trigger foods cause a delayed reaction in kids sometimes days after.They tend to have issues with eating, trouble swallowing, vomiting, coughing while eating, having to drink between mouthfuls are some of the issues. My son described it as it is like he has a door in his throat and sometimes it is open and the food goes down ok, and sometimes it shuts and the food gets stuck.He then has to induce vomitng to get the food out.He has also been running off to the loo like this since he was 4. He gets a ' look' on his face and stops eating and you can tell what is coming next. The Dts thought it might be a hiatus hernia but 2 bariums showed nothing untoward wrong.The only way to diagnose eosonophilic oesophogitis is with an endoscopy and biopsies which look for more than 50 white blood cells present in the osophogus which normally should not be there.These are caused by consuming food/ foods which the child is allergic to, but because the reaction is a delayed one it is harder to detect.The cells inflame the throat causing scarring and this causes the dysphagia ( trouble swallowing) This is what I am trying to get the Drs to check for woth my son as he is typically atopic ( allergic ) . My son has year round rhinitis, mouth breathes and many allergies including pets, dust, tree and grass pollens, foods and asthma since he was 1. Also in young children failure to thrive or being small for age, sleep difficulties, tummy aches and lots of ear/ throat infections are very common as well as what you mentioned. I hope you get some answers and us too ! It's been a long road !

    Hi! I'm a 14 year old girl, and as far I can say, I haven't had any of the aforementioned symptoms of UTI...here's the story: I went to my doctor's for a routine checkup, adn when they tested my urine sample, my doctor came back to me and asked me to do another test. So, three weeks later, I tested again, and this time, they sent it to a lab. I got a glimpse of the test order--the box checked was one for 'urinary culture and sensitivity'. On the bottom of the paper was a handwritten note that went SOMETHING like this: 'DX: ...Leukocutes'. I pressed my dad for answers, but he only said soemthing about glycerin in my urine. I looked up everything on the computer and came across UTI. Could somebody please tell me what's going on, even when nobody else will tell me? Knowing what's wrong would help me in s many ways. Thanks for reading this!





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    Around this age you should be encouraging you son to pull back his foreskin, no-one told me this until my son was 3 and the advice came from my sister (she has 2 older son's) it maybe that the end has become so tight that it has caused the usual shape.

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    Hi, If you've had these symptoms for more than a few weeks, and if you've had it since you were little then you obviously have, then it's not going to be this. In your case, it sounds very likely to be a chronic immune reaction (eg: allergy, sensitivity), quite possibly to a common food. Some likely suspects are: dairy products, wheat, eggs, gluten grains. There is fairly affordable computer-testing available for sensitivity to a multitude of foods. Mainstream medicine (GPs, etc.) is not very clued-up on all this sensitivity stuff yet, and tends to be not a lot of help. I have been coping with food-sensitivities in myself and other family members for over 25 years. All the best!

    our son is 2 years old and lives on a diet of mushy foods also. we have mentioned it a numberous of times to the health visitor but to no avail. he has no problem touching food, he just won't put food into his mouth,he will put his toys and his hands into his mouth just not food. if we manage to put any form of lumpy food into his mouth he gags and vomits. could you please email us with any help or advice





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    our son is 2 years old and lives on a diet of mushy foods also. we have mentioned it a numerous of times to the health visitor but to no avail. he has no problem touching food, he just won't put food into his mouth,he will put his toys and his hands into his mouth just not food. if we manage to put any form of lumpy food into his mouth he gags and vomits. could you please email us with any help or advice





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    try infantandtoddlerforum.org there are factsheets written by dr harris, hope this helps.

    Hi Joe. Good news that you can pull it back when soft. The strip of skin underneath called the Frenulum does look a bit scary - this is typical so don't worry. The sensitivity that you feel is also normal and it will get less over time. What you need to do now is to start pulling back your foreskin when erect to stretch it more. Do it a little bit at a time when you take a warm bath as it softens the skin and makes it easier. Eventually it will go all the way back and forward easily. The penis is a sensitive area in general but the sensitivity and pain will get less the more you use it. I hope this helps.

    My daughter will only eat solid food ie breads, crackers, toast. She will also eat some dairy (cheese) but show her a ‘wet’ food, anything fruit, vegetable or a food with a sauce and she will panic, gag or scream. I thought that this was just a food problem but after watching the program i managed to link together some of her other weird problems. She hates being/getting messy and we had to stop watching TV for 3 months because she was afraid of a sound on the weetabix advert. Many sounds scare her and now i am starting to link these different phobias together.





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    im in the same postition :( try cut out different types of food (like dairy, different fruits) for a week or two, but one at a time and see it food is the problem. or write a food diary and seee what you've eaten when i gets really bad. also you could try and see if its the toiletries your using like your shampoos or body washes. i know i had to stop useing bodywashes and use a perscription shampoo instead because bodywashes majorly affected my eczema...

    I have a very big problem of food. i have a terrible fear of eating food and dont allow myself more than about 1500 calories a day. i get really panicked about eating food and constantly think about it. i currently weigh 8 stone but have lost 3 stone. i think i might have anorexia and dont know what to do to get help?





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    go to the doctor and tell him/ her and they refer you to a clinic to have a meeting with a specialist. Please do it, it really helped me with my bumlimia

    5 stone for a 12 year old who is only small is about the right amount, as im 5ft2in - 18 and should weigh about 8stone. But regardless of the weight doesnt always mean she doesnt have an eating disorder. I experienced this when i was younger, the obvious signs is loosing interest in food, start thinking she is fat, feeling sick at the smell, playing with food, breaking food up into small pieces or squashing it together. If any of these happens take her to see the GP.

    I am a mum of 4 children and have 2 boys with Aspergers. My sons are both extremley fussy eaters and one hates textures and the other cannot cope with warm food and they both are extremley fussy. It is hard work and a worry when they do not eat but just keep serving them up the same meals as the rest of the family and do not substitute food. If you keep feeding them what they like everytime they play up you will get nowhere. If allowed a child would rather drink milk and eat custard all day. A child will always eat when they are hungry. Give them milk after a meal not before as you will fill them up before eating. Milk in itself is a food. Do not make eating an issue as this will cause extra anxiety for your child and result in a lot of upset. Cook what you want to cook and serve it for them in time they will learn that it is the food you serve or nothing and they will start to eat it. I was advised by specialists that children with Aspergers like routine that is why they stick to the same food all the time. If you follow this example you will cooking them the same food day in day out for the rest of their lives. It takes perserverence but with effort and determination it does work. Record what drinks and food they do have now and you will be surprised just how many calories they are consuming. Good Luck





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    my son is only 19 months old and he wont eat wet food he will eat dry food he doesnt eat alot and his weight isnt great he hates his hands wen they r dirty and feet and hates the feel of stuff on them?? is this like ur boys?? everyone tells me hes just fussy but im not so sure

    I have 2 step sons. one aged 6 only eats sausage rolls. dry cereal, home made chips, tins of cambells meatballs and crisps. He will purge on any other food and will cry. he has no veg or fruit at all and no diary. I am very worried. He also only likes food cut into chunks that he decides and if you dont he wont eat them. My other step son is 5 and he only eats cold food. Carrot sticks, cucumber, bread sticks, crisps, grapes, occasional milkshake. he will eat bacon if it is fried until it is black. I am very concerned about both of them. to get them to try a new food they will just lick it and thats it. They cry if you ask them to try new foods. I am worried about their growth as they get very little protein and the older son has not iron, vitamins. We have tried to talk to their mum but she just isnt interested. what can we do to help them. Help





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    It could be an allergy to MSG (Monosodium glutamate), It is a very common food additive, it can be quite easy to avoid if you cook most of your own food and buy good quality sauces etc.

    dont worry to much about the sensitivity, if you keep pulling back a couple of times a day that should go pretty quickly

    my 8 year old daughter. never tries new foods, wants to eat junk all the time. far to picky. constant battle. she likes plain food like dried cheapy noodles. she has a love for take away, fast food also why?





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    Hi i,ve had severe psoriasis for 30 years and i can tell you it's all down to food intolerance, the most likely food is yeast but it,s an over active immune responce to something it just takes time to work it out. Try not to use anti- biotics unless you have to. good luck.





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    i had the same problem (im fourteen by the way) by using daily stretches the foreskin will become looser and will soon be fine to pull back, i had the same sensitivity on the tip of the penis but that soon goes as well.

    although you are only 15 (nearly) you could try going to slimming world which is open to youngsters from the age of 11, they do food optimising which is great as you can eat as much of the free food as you wish and still lose weight. I would also advise some moderate excersize such as walking and maybe light jogging. good luck!

    well im 13 and im always thinking about my weight, i love food and i eat alot when im bored but at school i dont bother with food. i dont want to get too fat or too thin.

    I'm really skinny by I eat a lot, not all healthy food I do tend to eat some junk food but I wouldn't say anything out of the ordinary. I get quite down as I never seem to put on any weight some may look at it as a good thing but I'm really self conscious about the way I look. I've been told it could be down to a high matabolism but what can I do to help me improve my body mass?? Any feedback woul be great.





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    my son is only 19 months old and he wont eat wet food he will eat dry food he doesnt eat alot and his weight isnt great he hates his hands wen they r dirty and feet and hates the feel of stuff on them?? is this like ur boys?? everyone tells me hes just fussy but im not so sure

    My baby is ten months old and barely eats. He's still exclusively breastfed as we've never been able to get him to use a bottle and takes only small amounts of water from a free-flow spouted cup. A typical days food will be a tiny baby spoon of porridge, a couple of 'carrot' stick crisps and a lump of cheese. He generally cries as we approach him with food, doesn't matter if he eats with us/on his own/with baby friends - he just doesn't like food. As a result he is hungry at night and I'm up feeding him at least twice a night. Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated!!!





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