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    Scabies is a highly contagious skin condition caused by a parasitic mite which eats into the skin where it lays its eggs, causing an intense, itchy rash. Read more →

    Chloe I keep getting them cos my son brings them home fr schl! Itch is horrid

    It's a strong possibility as worms seam to wake up at night time to come out of ur bum to lay eggs and they the fluid that comes from them makes u itch

    I am 13 and I've had worms about twice before and now my bum is starting to itch again, when I went to the loo I saw a white thing on my bum but not around my anus like they normally are, was this a worm, do I have worms or am I just paranoid also I just had my period and because I've been wearing a pad and its been hot I might've been sweating could it be that?





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    Hi, It's possible that you might have worms again. Did you take any medication the last time you had them? If so you can buy Ovex from the chemist or even in Tesco. Can you tell your mum or an older sister or auntie, and ask her to buy some for you? You will have to be careful to keep your hands clean all the time, and only use the same towel. If the itching gets bad at night, try to sprinkle some talc around your bottom as if you keep it dry and not moist around there it will make it more difficult for them to lay eggs. (if you have been sweating it would make it easier for them to lay eggs) Try to put a pair of gloves on in bed and then put them straight in the washing in the morning. Hope this helps!

    my 13yr old daughter might have them i am not quite sure she has constantly been eating a lot of food, she said that she has a itch bum hole, she has very sore and burning eyes, she looks pail and very white in the face and she is constantly feeling sick.





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    The best thing to do is have a look at her bottom at night when it feels itchy. You can see the little pests wriggling about. We have an ongoing problem with our 4 year old.

    is the itching worse at night? I noticed my 12 year old daughter was itching back there throughout the day and night. I checked her bottom one afternoon because she was in distress but found nothing. Googled her symptoms when she woke up one night with it being particularly itchy and found out that if the itching is worse at night it's probably worms. Checked bottom again before she went to sleep and saw loads of them crawling out, she had a pretty bad infestation. Took her to the doctor the next day and confirmed it as threadworms. Hope this helps.

    Hi, my 8 year old daughter has small little 'spots' on her upper arms. They look like they could be squeezed but it is very painful so I haven't done this. They don't bother her at all - they don't itch etc. They spots are only on her upper arms? Does anybody have any idea what it could be?





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    hi im 13 years old i had exactly the same ecept they had spread to my neck my mom was very worried so she took me to the doctors it would be best to do the same they say it a viral infection and give you a cream to prevent infection hope this helps

    my sister has eczema and it looks a bit similar to what you described. maybe try going to the doctors about it like megan said and they might tell you what it is like if it is eczema or just a temporary thing. hope this helped!

    I am almost 16, and from the age of about 12 maybe 13 I have had stretch marks. They started down the whole of my inner thigh, and then about 3 maybe 4 months later I noticed them on my hips. About 8 months ago I noticed them on my upper arms and my breasts. I'm worried my boyfriend will judge me as I tend to wear clothes that hide my stretch marks as I'm self conscious of them. They do not itch/hurt. Some are pink/purple and others are a little bit lighter than my skin tone. I wouldn't say I was overweight, but I'm not the skinniest. I don't want to to have to go to Spain early next year and have to hide myself from my family. Also in June next year I have my prom and i do not them to be visible as i get bullied about them enough in school. Please, please, please help me. I'm fed up with being self conscious now, I want my old life back!!!





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    Nail biters are people who are hard on themselves, I bit my nails bitterly for years and years, never allowing myself the time and money it took to stick to a solution. I have just now stopped biting my nails after many years. The clear bad tasting polish doesn't work. Find a manicurist who won't laugh at you and see her at least 2X a week. During the manicure she will carefully and cleanly trim the itchy cuticles which trigger nail biting. If your nails are filed and your cuticles neatly trimmed 2X a week you may relapse but you'll have better looking hands, even if you decide to keep your nails short. It's worth the $30 for 2X a week. You also get the support of the manicurist, they too share the small yet hard earned victory. I've been seeing a manicurist now religiously for 4 months and only now does she too see a difference in the quality of how my hands look. Stay with the concept that you must continually work and commmit to stopping. It can be done even after many years. It's the cutical overgrowth and mess that triggers nail biting. The cuticles get overgrown onto the nail, they are jagged and dry and begin to itch, you look at this and immediately put your fingers in your mouth. They must be professionaly cleaned out regularly. I tried doing my nails myself with cutical trimmers and only made a mess and bled the cuticle. It is the determination, sharing the problem and solution with a manicurist,telling yourself that you are worth the small amount of money to have a manicure even if your nails are short or you relasped that week, and the committment to continue no matter what. If a manicurist doesn't want to work with you, find another one, there's plenty out there. Stay with it!! Guys can also go to the manicurist. Its better than walkiong around with bitten nails and it does take months. Whe you finally do look at cleaned up nails, even thought they are short you will take such pride in your effort. I repeat, this does take months and a spacial manicurist to help you along the way until you finally succeed, if you commit to it you will. My advice, go to a nail salon not a family member or do it yourself. These are tempting options to save a bit of money but a manicurist will always be there without a speech if you relapse. You don't want to miss a week. Fake nails are another solution but I never liked the way they looked or felt..too noisy and it feels as if you are always wearing gloves.! Best of luck. You must commit yourself to a solution even if you relapse, start again and again. A note to parents of nail biters. Nail biters are sensitive folks with a high need to please. Step back, and go easy on them but support them with the committment to a solution.Instead of badgering them, give them a certificate to the nail salon, drive them down, maybe ask to see the new nail color afterwards, then leave the topic alone. Do it again next week. Quiet determination. And do not go blabbing this to people you know, they will notice the nice nails as they finally do arrive. I wish the best of luck to all nail biters to one day become former nail biters. You deserve it.

    Hi, my name is Lucas I'm a 13 yr. old boy and am positive that I have a anal fissure! I've had it for the last 8 months and I am constipated very often. Approximately 7 months ago I had the biggest poo I have ever had It was rock solid and almost as big as my fist and from that point on I noticed a intense pain after and as I take a poo and when it didn't hurt it itched and I would itch it only for it to itch more the next day then I stopped for 6 months ignoring the pain and the ichyness after I would take a poo it would bleed a fair amount I was scared to poo at all then I had a idea what if I used vasolen (pardon my spelling) to help pass my stool and it worked !!! But now I'm wondering how can I heal it I'm to nervous to go to my mom, my dad wouldn't understand. So I've come to the Internet with my problem ill check the site every 2 days hoping for a response I beg for your help!!!!!!!!





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    hi lucas, i am sorry you are going through that. i am 27 i had an anal fissure last year from being constipated too i had to go see the doctor because it hurt so bad. they put me on a mild steroid cream to help heal it. i think you need to tell your mom if your dad won't understand. i am sure they have delt with plenty of thier own emberassing things in life maybe even this same thing. it needs to be looked at by a professional incase it is infected or it needstitches but even though it hurts to make sure and clean it well after using the bathroom to keep infection from happening. the other reason you need to see the doc is that this fissure is only a symptom of the constipation you are going through and i think you would feel waaaaaaay better if you could know what is causing that and solve it! consistant constipation can also cause future hemorhoids and you seriously want to avoid those if you can. also drinking lots of water and eating fiber will really help you be able to go #2, the water helps keep your poop from drying up and becoming hard to pass and apples are a great source of fiber. last tip, don't "push" it out if you can help it when you are trying to go just relax and let it happen if it doesn't don't sit there forever just wash up and wait till you for sure need to go. good luck!

    talk to your mam my 13 year old lad did im taking him to doctors dont be embarresed she would rather no or go and ask to speak to the nurse at the doctors i would be gutted if my son never told me dont worry eat bananas and less junk food and drink water tell your mam kid and get checked out

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    I do that aswell but somtimes depending on how itch it is i put baby powder on myslf.It realy does help when you ae out at a party orsomewhere on holiay. Sometimes the heat cn make the bum itch. That is ordinary because i had asked my Doctor.

    Hey angie I wouldn't worry all you need to do is research some symptons and you can receive medicine over the counter of a chemist just make sure you wash your hand thoroughly and get under your fingernails because when you itch you bum the eggs get stuck under your nails and try not to itch you bum there not serve 1 in 3 people get it and is natural it may be a bit embarrassing but that's all you need to worry about really :)

    Me too on all of that. I try to shower often, but it doesn't do much for my underarms. The best advice that I can give is keep a deodrant with you! And just for asthmatic kids (like me!) be careful how you go but I wouldn't suggest roll-ons because they don't do much for me! And also, don't be afraid to tell that one girl in the changing rooms spraying her spray like a maniac to try not to cause people to die of toxic gas! People may be a bit smelly and self-concious, but nobody needs THAT much! All I can say for the vagina is put some cream on afterwards. It will itch a little but it won't kill you! Keep shaving under your arms. You could keep a roll-on just to take the itch out. But shaving under your arms decreases the smell and sweat dramatically!

    Hi, I'm in my late 20's and have a very tight foreskin, but it has not been a problem until recently. Last week, when I ejaculated, there was an intense pain in the head of my penis (not at the opening)and the same happened again a few days later. Obviously I am wary of it happening again, is there any explanation for why there is such pain? Thanks.





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    Hi Si! Interesting. I'd suggest a visit to your GP. He can prescribe some steroid cream to get your foreskin moving. You should really be able to pull it back and clean the head of your penis at your age.

    IPL is Intense Pulsed Light, it doesn't remove the hair permanently, it slows down the growth of hair and the hair grown back are more fine and not rough nor does it have black spots and dots on your leg like what you experience when yiu shave ur leg or wax your leg or anywhere on your body :)

    i get a really itch bum and its really sore i always seem to get it a lot please help :/





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    its totally up to you put be very careful and it may itch for a while after you have shaved

    I think i have worms, every time i do a poo i see white worm things in it and my bum is really itch and i have spots on it im only 14 HELP ?

    I am 13 i have had this worm in my bum not in my poo though i feel really embarrased by it and i try not to itch i was wondering how old ypu have to be to buy ovex ... and how much does it cost please help !!!





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    Hello can you help I get the occasional urge to itch and when I open my bowels there is a jelly mucus ???





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    Omg I think I've got these worms things, whenever I'm on my period they appear and really itch, I don't know what to do and I haven't told anyone about this because I thought it was normal





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    i think you should take wormicide medicine first 2ndly you should take hygienic measures to avoid this again

    My daughter was diagnosed with MC in February 2013...only after I went back to the doc because what was previously diagnosed as a bad eczema outbreak was getting worse. She broke out on her upper inner thighs and the backs of her knees....a whopping 180 papules!!!! After five weeks of Zymaderm she is down to 65 bumps. I can say the Zymaderm really dries out the surrounding skin, so her eczema flares up, itches. Awful. Don't make the same mistake we did by applying Cortizone cream to them when they itch. That makes them worse. We found that this works for us: We apply the zymaderm in the morning after her shower....the warm water makes them itch, so we have her sit on the side of the tub and run cool water over them before we do the zymaderm. Then, with a Q-tip, we apply Aquaphor AROUND the MC -- not on them. The Aquaphor helps with the eczema. I ordered DermAllay after finding it on the Internet, and, though the Zymaderm is working, I am switching to DermAllay in the hope that the dry skin/eczema will clear up, as DermAllay is hypoallergenic. It's been awful, and I'm so sorry if any of your kids are suffering. Docs say to leave it be. That's ridiculous. If it didn't itch so badly I probably would have let it be. But it was and is interfering with our daughter's daily life. She even has to sit with an ice pack between her thighs to help with the itching so she won't scratch and spread. One more thing....as it clears up, the bumps get red and angry, and they seem to some to a head....do NOT pop them unless you're treating it like toxic waste, as it's extremely contagious. When it's on its way out of your child's system, a little mushroom stem thing will come out of it, and then you can gently pull that with tweezers and the core will come out. It will bleed. Be sure to hold a tissue on the spot. Do not rub it. Breathe a sigh of relief cuz that's one down. Good luck!





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    Have you received your dermalay as i would reccomend it to anyone. My son was diagnosed in October and although his was not as bad as your daughters it was still very upsetting seeing him upset. My doctors told me there was no cure and just to wait and if they became infected then use savlon. After reading many websites I knew I didnt want to use anything that would upset him further ( some doctors prescribe an acid like treatment) I ordered Dermalay three weeks ago and after only two weeks were down to one papule. I hope your daughter gets better soon

    My son has just turned 6. He has always walked on his toes. He also has speech and language therapy at school and is under a peadiatric consultant. He has had Physio for a few years now and recently had an intense course of Physio. He has no core strength because of his tip toe walking so when he walks properly he falls over quite often. His last Physio session was about 2wks ago but we've hit a brick wall because although the exercises worked a little he still has tight muscles etc. I've asked about having his legs in casts to see if this will help. The Physio woman is fantastic, she's going to write to the consultant and see what he wants to do. I've tried all kinds of boots on him but he always finds a way to get on his toes. I will keep you updated on his progress.





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    Hi there I would suggest regular waxing treatments. I'm a therapist of over 10 years and frequently have mums bring their young daughters into the salon. If you start her in a good routine from now of evey 4 weeks having a leg wax I promise you within 3/6 months the hair will become softer. Eventually the growth will start to slow down. However when she is 18 she can have laser or IPL treatment. I do IPL which stands for Intense Pulse Light and is a method of permant hair reduction. We are never aloud to say permant hair removal however it's brilliant and pretty much gets rid of all the hair. I hope this helps.

    I think I have the most common one small and white but I have no side effects that I have noticed just itching around the anus unfortinally I have to itch but to wash after but how can I tell if I have a low number I don't want to go to the doctors because I don't want to tell my parents after all I am a teen and don't socialise with them so what can I do





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    Exactly the same and really want to get rid of them

    Go to your chemist and ask to speak to him/her in private, tell them you have worms and need treatments...good luck

    My daughter has DDH and is about to go for major surgery on her femur and pelvis in 2 days time, followed by a further 4 months in plaster! Bearing in mind she is only 2 and 1/2 and has spent a year of her life in plaster already! Again due to NHS failings, no proper screening and missed diagnosis! We have not yet dealt with the anger we feel as a result of this as the treatment our daughter and scarly thousands of other children are going through is so invasive and intense that all our energy and focus goes on trying to remain possaitive and trust the NHS to deal with this 'PREVENTABLE' treatment they are putting my daughter through! Hopefully this show will raise awareness of the condition and STEPS charity.





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    my daughter has chickenpox i have seen some on my leg would i get them bad or would they just fade my son has not had them ould he get it next i also have a itch sensation on my skin can adults catch chickenpox off their kids if so how bad can it get it.





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    Hi im 17yrs old, i have a baby that is turning 1 on the 17th june 2010 Im a 36a in bra size, and they still not got any bigger, and now they are very itch and seem to have very little stretch marks Can you help me please want to know what is going on with me plus i have been on the depo shot for nearly a year but stopped having it now Am i normal, please tell me whats going on Thanks





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    I've had worms for about 4 years now and I'm too embarrassed to go to the chemist or doctors about it! I've not told any if my parents because I'm too scared. They tend to itch more at night and I lose a lot of sleep because of them. If I do get medicine how long would it take for them to all go away? I just feel like they're eating away at my insides!





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