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    Meningitis is an infection that causes tissues round the brain and spinal cord to become swollen, reducing blood flow to the brain, and in its most severe form –bacterial meningitis - it is an extremely dangerous, potentially life threatening con… Read more →

    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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    if its from your front parts its really nothing to worry about. sounds like its vaginal discharge, every woman/girl gets it. usually starts at onset of puberty it is the vaginas natural way of getting rid of dirt and irritants. you should really only be worried if the colour changes and/or starts to smell really quite bad. its supposed to smell a bit, remember where its coming from!:) Hope this helps. if you are still worried ask a relative perhaps your mum, aunt, (older)sister? remember they will all have had it at some point. its only natural! if its smelling really quite strongly and noticeably then i would ask someone(remember it could just be your own increased awareness!)

    try and do some light walking, its good for legs, ot swimming :) x even if you are sat on a sofa try to move your legs alot it helos :) hope this helps

    I am 15 years old and have been suffering with psoriasis for 5 years. I've used creams and had light treatment, however nothing really seems to work. I'd just like to know if theres anything that could possibly make it any better, and not so itchy, sore and red?





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    Hi there, I have suffered psoriasis all my life and now my son who is only 7 is suffering really bad! Not sure if you have tried an 'oat bath' which is porridge oats in a sock, you then squeeze the sock when you are in the bath and soak in the oats, when you get out the bath, squeeze the sock and dab the areas with the sock and leave to dry......keep your chin up xxx easier said than done, there are many treatments out there and some work and some don't however I have yet to find a cure for myself!!! There is a psoriasis association and they can give you tips and advice.

    Hi Georgia Im 28 and have suffered from Psoriasis for 5 years. My sister and my father both have psoriasis too. I found that the steriod creams from the doctors would only work for a while before the Psoriasis came back back so i started to look into how I could help my skin. I had a nutrition test done to find out if I had any alergies or if i was intollerant to any food. I found out that im intollerant to cows milk and most acidic foods lke lemons, tomatoes. Since I reduced my intake of these foods my skin is alot ess itchy, hot and red. I also put sea salt in my bath (holland & barrat £2.49 for a box and it really helps.

    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.

    Try electrical tape. cover the effected area with it so it is sealed off and no light is getting through or air. leave this on and keep redressing it if the tape starts to fall off. This has worked for many people and it is pain free but it is a longer treatment. hope this helps

    I'm 13, light african and have a dark brown birthmark shaped as a cloud on my left thigh, i've had it all my life. It's stopped me from wearing shorts when m out with boys I wear leggings or jeans because I do not like my birthmark. I want to get it removed but without surgery, any idea's?





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    I have a 5 1/2 year old daughter who had blood in her PJ bottoms the other week. I took her to GP & they tested her urine which turned out fine and there has been no blood since. Last night at bath time I noticed an abundance of yellow discharge around her vagina and her knicks smelt slightly sour. It has happend again today although not as much. Can someone shed any light on this for me as she seems a little young for anything like this!! Thank you





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    My daughter is 4 and has suffered from eczema since she was 3 months old, it is allergy triggered and we have been managing though steroid creams emollients and body wraps, In the last 66 month however she has started developing pustules, these swell and fill with puss and look really painful, she does not complain of discomfort with them. Every time she has been to the GP they prescribe antibiotics and say that they will not come back 4 times this has happened and they still appear, can anyone shed any light on what this could be????? as they appear to be leaving a slight mark on her body when cleared.





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    When you say allergy triggered what is your lil one allergic too? My lil boy is lactose intollrant which i discovered myself as our gp s are crap! He doesnt have the normal symptoms if that makes sence?

    The white eggs are dead ones - empty egg cases. The live eggs, those that will hatch into lice are a dark brown colour and will be close to the scalp. In a long term infestation it is believed that the lice will develope a changed colour to help them camoflage into the hair, as the different generations of lice hatch. Generally they range from a fairly transparent light brown to a dark brown/black. I find them most easily spotted after they have just fed as their abdomens show up as a dark spot.

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    My son is nearly 6 and has been suffering with this problem for years - only recently have we been using and Movicol and I am finding the over flow and the increased loosening of bowel movements very difficult to deal with. It is good to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that my family is not the only one suffering as a result of this horrible issue Thanks :)





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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!

    I have suffered from psoriasis since i was 6 years old, i belive my flare ups are mainly caused by stress and tonsilitus. the main treatment which worked for me is the light treatment however as many of you may know you are only allowed a certain amount of treatments in your life time as there is an increased cancer r...isk if this amount is exceeded and i am only allowed one more round and this was before i was even 18 x ps i am now almost 20 years old x





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    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.

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

    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.

    im a scoliosis sufferer. i got diagnosed when i was 14 and it was at a 36 degree curve now im 16 and in the space of two years the curve has increased to 46 degrees. i am now currently waiting to have my spinal surgery which will take place in a few weeks.





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    In older or walking children, complaints of limping, waddling, increased lumbar lordosis ("swayback"), toe walking, and leg-length discrepancy may indicate an unrecognized Hip Dysplasia, and should obviously be brought to your doctor's attention.





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    i have 11 warts on my hands. I dont now how to get rid of them i've been to the doctor but she said to just put tape on but the tape never stays on for less than 2 days. I have had the main 1 for about three years but through-out the years they have increased.They are really embarrising.





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    i know how you feel, i feel so self-concious and i always have to cover them up, its horrid!

    Hi Ryan. Thanks for getting back to us. The sensitivity is normal and you'll get used to it after a while. Just keep pulling it back as often as you want and always when you wash so you can keep the head clean. Keep up the stretching when you are erect so that it loosens up more and moves more freely. Take care...you know how to find us if you need to.

    My actual erection size is very big n bold but tight foreskin is nt letting my penis to grow more and show its boldness. After exercising fr so long, my sensitivity of forehead has decreased too...which is gud ... But foreskin is supressing.

    Right...you are only thinking about circumcision and such because you must have been reading/looking at stuff on the web. Your penis head will be sensitive as it's been covered all your life by the foreskin. You'll know from masturbation that the sensitivity makes it exciting. So keep your penis clean as best you can but don't force it back. Take some nice warm baths and over time it should move easier. You'll be OK dude.

    I'm 14 years of age and not been circumcised, My foreskin doesn't pull back I thinking this is due to my Fendulum? im starting to get worried for Future sex/Oral etc, also my Penis head is very sensitive. I was thinking of getting a Circumcision to make life alot easier, but then im scared about the sensitivity etc? Im embarrassed to talk to my parents and need your help.





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    Right...you are only thinking about circumcision and such because you must have been reading/looking at stuff on the web. Your penis head will be sensitive as it's been covered all your life by the foreskin. You'll know from masturbation that the sensitivity makes it exciting. So keep your penis clean as best you can but don't force it back. Take some nice warm baths and over time it should move easier. You'll be OK dude.

    Can the pain of an anal fissure cause headaches and light headedness ?





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    Hi kevin, ive had this problem since june, I have been feeling light headed as is in dizzy for example i would be sitting down on the sofa, suddenly when i feel sore in my bum when i stand up to help ease my bum mussel to not scratch.. i get this stunner dizziness an also get pin an needles in my legs an lower back spine. which sometime makes me have hot or cold sweats.along with a very temperamental mood swing.

    Hi Raiha, I get pins and needles I thought it was due to kneeling at work I also get back ache. My mood swings are terrible depending on what I eat and hot flushes too. My doctor says that Iam stressed but I have been having the symptoms for over a year. I have started taking tablets for stress and the lightheadedness has gone a bit better. I have to have a camera in my backside to check but my bowel movements have been irregular lately too going from constipation to diarrhoea.

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    Hey monica, when i first found out i had scoliosis i was given a back brace and i really hated it as people could see it sticking out in my clothing, i felt unhappy wearing it so i took it off and didnt use it but that was a very stupid thing to do as my back got worser and the size of the curve increased, i cant promise you that no one will make fun of you because there is some nasty people out there, but them people really aint worth the hassle, just think one day you will get better and then you will be the one laughing, but please wear the brace and dont worry about what anyone think :) xx

    I've had a wart on my right hand on my index finger, i've had it for 5 years now, i'm 17 and it's embarressing. at first it was just a small wart about the size of a seed and now it's has increased to what looks like about 10 seed looking warts in one space creating a massive one. A few others have spread to the other side of that finger, 2 of my knuckles and the top of my thumb, i suck my thumb and i know this isn't helping at all. they won't go, i had tried everything from using duct tape - to freezing - to filing it. nothing is working and i don't know what to do! my doctor just says it'll go eventually but i am getting sick of them now. Please help me!





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    I posted a comment on here a few months ago regarding my son wetting. He was taking medication and tried the alarm etc. however we soon realised that he wouldn’t go for a wee when he did wake up. We believe this was due to fear of his bedroom at night. He would always sleep with the light on (he hated the dark/shadows) and would sleep at the foot of his bed coz it was closer to the door. We lived in a street with a lot of outside noise as well which prevented him from soundly. We constantly told him off for not going for a wee at night which again made things worse. We moved house 1 month ago to a quieter street; he is in a smaller bedroom with the head of his bed directly facing the door. He sleeps with his light out every night now. He has said he is no longer scared of his room; there are no strange noises so he is happy to get up for a wee. I can count the number of times he has wet on one hand since moving. It might be worth trying to eliminate any night time fears to see if this helps with the wetting. My son is so much happier now, no pills, alarms, just the odd occasional accident.





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    hi im 15 and i just realized that the freckles on my lower left arm could be a birthmark...they're light brown and i remember having them since i was a child not sure though ? :)x





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    Hello.my penis is quite small. But when soft i do manage to pull the foreskin back behind the whole head,but then tthe strip of skin behind the head is all purple and horrible looking. Then the round edges of the head are really sensitive and give a painful shocking feeling that I dislike. What do i do? Im considering trying to stretch my foreskin manually. But will that help the pain and sensitivity of the head?





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    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.

    Its Joe again. How long would it take for my foreskin to stretch enough so i can pull it back properly when erect?

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    My daughter started with 2 verrucas on her foot that increased to 18 has been getting them frozen since May with no success went to a&e the pain got that bad was told they couldn't remove them as she wouldn't be able to walk at all for about 3 months they were that bad. Skin specialist told me to use ordinary DUCT TAPE from the hardware shop after 3 days she had 39 rang a&e thinking she was allergic to the tape but was told that's the tape working it was drawing out the new ones from under the skin 2 weeks later we are down to 3 I have to keep using the tape for another month to make sure they are all gone





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    Hi I've been trying duct tape but it just keeps falling off, does urs keep falling off? Many thanks

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