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    Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral Palsy isn't a specific illness, but rather a general term used by doctors to refer to a set of neurological conditions, which result in movement and co-ordination disorders, caused by damage to the brain. Read more →

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

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    Hi Denise, Please don't worry about abuse. My daughter had one there as well but luckily hers cleared up quite quickly - we just applied hand sanitizer to the area after cleaning it twice a day. You may find your daughter now starts to suffer from other hpv related conditions such as mouth ulcers/warts/veruccas as does mine. Good luck x

    yes, and the effects can be devastating leading to years off school and possibly never fully recovering. Symptoms are extreme tiredness, unable to walk due to pain and heart conditions. Don't want to worry you but it is really a terrible illness - insist on a blood test that has taken five years of my daughters life so far.

    I also have an 8 year old daughter that has been tip toeing since she started walking at 12 months. She is not autistic and has been screened for a number of neurological conditions, and they were all rulled out. We have tried physical therapy, insoles, AFOs (splints),and serial casting with no lasting results. The casting worked for a while, but after a couple of months she was back to her toes. Now, her pediatritian insists that she will grow out of it in time. I have decided that if it ever causes her pain, we will try more correcting options. Otherwise, I'm not going to worry about it any more!

    Most people (usually boys, not girls as the article on this website says) with AD/HD (with or without the hyperactivity), ASD and some other conditions known as Special Educational Needs, have been found to be short of EFAs (essential fatty acids or omega-3 oils), zinc, B vitamins and magnesium - available as supplements or through certain foods. Research in other countries treats these conditions by diet, which we do not really do yet in Britain. A good starting point is to read the book "Gut and Psychology Syndromes" by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, available from Amazon and other booksellers. This will also explain why some conditions are passed down through families (for environmental reasons rather than genetic ones). Cath (Educational Psychologist)

    Your exact conditions appeared on my 4 year old boy. Same time, same flu symptoms and same suddenness. He crawled out of his bed today and has had similar conditions in the last 2 days. He's been diagnosed with a mild autism. The only difference is he's been tippy toeing for quite a while. Please share anything that helps. I will schedule a Doctor's appointment and will follow up. Casting of his feet has been suggested to help with the tippy toeing.

    Most people (usually boys, not girls as the article on this website says) with AD/HD (with or without the hyperactivity), ASD and some other conditions known as Special Educational Needs, have been found to be short of EFAs (omega-3 oils), zinc, B vitamins and magnesium - available as supplements or through certain foods. Research in other countries treats these conditions by diet, which we do not really do yet in Britain. A good starting point is to read the book "Gut and Psychology Syndromes" by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, available from Amazon and other booksellers. Cath (Educational Psychologist)

    Most people (usually boys, not girls as the article on this website says) with AD/HD (with or without the hyperactivity), ASD and some other conditions known as Special Educational Needs, have been found to be short of EFAs (omega-3 oils), zinc, B vitamins and magnesium - available as supplements or through certain foods. Research in other countries treats these conditions by diet, which we do not really do yet in Britain. A good starting point is to read the book "Gut and Psychology Syndromes" by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, available from Amazon and other booksellers. Cath (Educational Psychologist)

    I got 35. I am already been under CAMHS since 14 (now 17) for Depression, Self-harm, anxiety and suicide attempts. I have never known what has actually caused it, that is why I am still under CAMHS, but I have always thought it might be to do with the fact I have always been extremely shy since I was a child. All the deperession and started at 13, when I was in highschool, because I could not make any new friends because I barely spoke. And I started not going on and staying in because I preferred to do things on my own After reading up Asperger's it is like it is desribing me! Apart from the social problems and preferring my own company all the other little things are other things that have affected me, but you never actually take notice of. Like I have always been sensitive to sound and since i was 6 or 7 I have always been fascinated with Medical conditions and the human body - I could name ever bone in the body at 8 years old and name medical conditions my parents didn't even know. Since I am still under CAMHS because I am not getting better, should I mention this? - Emilie





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    Is CAMHS a thing in Tasmania and I thought it was CAHMS I go there too and I also have problems... socialising, I hate going out of my house and I hate going near people i don't know, not sure why but now the only friends I have are on steam and i don't know them in real life and I have depression too but I didn't tell the psychologists I wished I was dead cuz then everyone woulda made a big deal out of it and prob sent me to the mental place if I told them half of what I think

    Scored a 32. I was diagnosed with Autism as a 2 year old, though the diagnosis changed to Asperger's at 13. It's a very simplistic test and shouldn't be used for self-diagnosis. Though if you do suspect you might have AS or Autism, do see if you can get a professional assessment. There is no medication for Autism as it is a neurological condition that you are born with and not a mental illness, but behavioural therapy is an option. An interesting test, to be sure. But certainly no diagnostic tool.





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    There is an over the counter remedy called Pripsen which is very effective at getting rid of the worms. However you should check with your GP or ask the Chemist first as their are certain conditions underwich it would be inadvisable to use this.

    My son is currently being assessed for ASD with possible co-morbid conditions but his case is not due to go before the communications panel until next August.He is 9 and has just been permanently excluded from his school. Without a proper diagnosis I don't feel he's getting the support he needs in school.I don't care how much it costs, is there anywhere I can take him for an assessment/diagnosis?





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    Hello, are you sure you can swim with this, i have read from a few other sites that you should not swim as this virus can be passed in swimming pools and stays active in damp conditions for 24 hours. I can see that if your climbing out the pool and scrap the top of the spots the virus could be spread this way? I have been using aloe vera gel on my son, which has taken the soreness down rather quickly. The company i get this from also sell a gel which helps support the immune system, which if i can get my lad to drink could help.





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    Hi Kelly, we applied the neat tea tree on cotton buds and pads every night before bed for 10 weeks . Almost gave in and looking up ordering the dermAlly but we left it as the cores were all coming out the spots and we pulled the white cores out with our finger nails some spots bled a lot so put on a savlon plaster. Applied lots of savlon too when dry. Today more than half of the spots are gone and the rest are just surface type bumps but no cores so we are just dabbing them now an then with the oil I'm sure they will go . It did take a few months for us but it worked. Good luck I would try it and keep it up. My ones got very sensitive skin and it did got a bit red and dry but it, s fine now no problems at all. Think my son was as anxious to get rid so he was more than happy with us putting on the oil and helped with the cores even himself!! Don't think it was too sore either. Hope you have good results ASAP.

    Hi Kelly, we applied the neat tea tree on cotton buds and pads every night before bed for 10 weeks . Almost gave in and looking up ordering the dermAlly but we left it as the cores were all coming out the spots and we pulled the white cores out with our finger nails some spots bled a lot so put on a savlon plaster. Applied lots of savlon too when dry. Today more than half of the spots are gone and the rest are just surface type bumps but no cores so we are just dabbing them now an then with the oil I'm sure they will go . It did take a few months for us but it worked. Good luck I would try it and keep it up. My ones got very sensitive skin and it did got a bit red and dry but it, s fine now no problems at all. Think my son was as anxious to get rid so he was more than happy with us putting on the oil and helped with the cores even himself!! Don't think it was too sore either. Hope you have good results ASAP.

    that is a high score, but the AQ test is not an exact science, its just a screening method. You don't have to worry unless your distressed about any symptoms you have or your quality of life is being affected. If you are worried, read up on ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and if you meet the criteria for any of the conditions, tell your parents about your concerns and then see your GP. The National Autistic Society has loads of information on getting a diagnosis and could be worth you checking out. Don't worry though, either way you'll be fine.

    Hi my son is 16 months and has benn diagnosed with in-toeing today. He has all 3 of the conditions metatarus Adductus , Tibia torsion and femoral anteversion. Although I have been told there is nothing I can do to help but put him in light weight shoes . I am still concerned how this might affect his development . Will he be able to run and walk like the other children when he reaches school as I have been told that it is likely to get worse between the ages of 2 and 4 I am concerned that this could affect him , I just wish I could help him he falls over quite a lot and I don't want this to affect him as he is such a happy little boy.





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    I've felt "different" all my life and never fitted in. I have seen the same characteristics in my child all of my child's life. I have been unable to seek help for my child due to my restrictive ex-partner (father to the child), who has opposed my child's other medical diagnoses, and who has brought these issues up in court saying that I am "labelling" my child, when all I am trying to do is to try to get recognition for my child, and in turn help, rather than see my child struggle (if you thought your child had cancer would you not ask for help ... why should it be different if it is a "mental / neurological" condition). Now the father is not on the scene, I am now trying to seek help for my now teenager to get an assessment, as there is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that my child 100% has Aspergers - its just getting someone to listen! Why should my child have to "suffer" with being "different" and with all of the other issues that my child's suspected Aspergers has brought and continues to bring. I found out recently my mum was informed she has Aspergers. (she kept it hidden from me for numerous years due to what she describes as "feeling embarrased". QUESTION (PLEASE HELP): how do I (40+ year old) get to see a professional for an assessment for myself? I did the online test (although I realise that it is not an absolute definitive that I have aspergers) and my score was 47. Where / who do I turn to .... I am in the UK, and from what I have read the US seem to be more tolerant to medical differences to the UK do. Some help in the right direction would be absolutely HUGELY appreciated. Thank you :)





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    Meg, thanks for your reply to my question. I'd love any further info you can give me. My child had a positive result to a blood test for Lymes approx 7 months ago but the test has been repeated since and come back negative. There is confusion because doctors think he may have had Glandular fever too, although 2 separate blood tests for that have come back negative. Is there anything else I can do or should be asking for? The heart conditions sound worrying, any more info on those?





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    Hi, I know what you are going through as my 10 years old daughter is the same. I would insist on blood tests to see if he has any conditions ie caeliac or similar diseases. My daughter was in hospital for a week just before christmas with a full compaction. She has to be "Cleared out" with a solution of Klearprep which did work in the end after two enemas didnt' She is poorly again now so I feel that we are now back to square one. We are waiting on the results of her blood tests but fear it is just chronic constipation and that nothing will work. She's been on movicol since she was 2 and a half!

    sounds stupid but try washing your hair with washing up liquid! i'm 15 and tried it when i was about 13 and it did the trick i also tried conditions my hair and leaving it in, it feels horrible get a nit comb and comb your hair till it's really smooth. then wash your hair again. the eggs and nits will slide out of your hair more easily and the washing up liquid worked as like a poison :)

    Its critical babies are screened properly and DDH is diagnosed in newborns -sadly cases are often missed and not diagnosed until the child is walking leading to complex and invasive surgery with a probable poorer long term outcome. STEPS charity provide support for parents of children with DDH and other lower limb conditions - would be excellent if you can highlight this charity please as parents need support and help in dealing with this condition.





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    A lot of people with autism spectrum disorder have concurrent conditions like dyspraxia and dyslexia. I have dyslexia and I have suspected autism . I have discovered that doctors are bit confused about dyslexia . It's not considered a medical problem just a educational one . However when I had a bad case of flue my doctor noticed that I was confusing my right from my left. Apparently this also occurs in people with pyscofrenia coupled with a high temperature and feverish delusions he wondered if I had this I was put on physctropic drugs and sent to a physciatrist . I didn't have physcrforenia but it's there on my records and for a while my family though I might .A bit scary .when a doctor asks if you hear voices remember that if you are autistic then you might have better hearing than him and you could give a misleading answer if you say yes because you can hear voices outside of the room. Always ask if your not sure I find that very hard to do but wish I had done on many occasions !





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    Whilst i agree that clubfoot isn't an embarassing condition,isn't the point of this show to demonstrate that it is members of the public that are embarassed by other people's illnesses not necessarily the patients themselves? Any way I think any publicity which raises awareness on conditions such as clubfoot to be positive...my only issue is that not every case is treated as easily as the one shown..My son is nearly 10 and to date has had 11 operations on his clubfeet ...his treatment included serial casting at birth for 7 months, achilles and tendon releases, dennis brown bars and boots and 2 attempts at illizarov frames. He still has insoles and walks with a tilted stance and they may want to fuse the bones in his feet at about 16, He is often in pain especially in colder weather and his legs and feet are stiff with little movement. That said he is member of a local drama group and plays for the local junior criket club x





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    Hi Helene, my son is now 16, born with bi-lateral talipes, Jack started with plaster casts at days old, changed weekly until he was 10 months, when he went in for his first surgery (Tenotomy). Jack has worn 'special' shoes all of his life until the past couple of years. 18 months ago he had his second fusion operation (after a large lump of bone had been removed!!). He is still wearing insoles, (went to Orthotist this am!).He is an amazing swimmer and wonderful person; his walk is much better since his last operation. My major disappointment is when we asked his surgeon about Ponsetti when Jack was still young the surgeon dismissed this suggestion as if we were stupid, said it hadn't been proven.... Please remain positive, Jack has been able to do 10 Tors, Duke of Edinburgh and is active in Army Cadets. This is definitely not an embarrassing issue, and needs to be treated with sensitivity and respect

    I am 17 years old, 18 in a few weeks and after feeling 'weird' down their realised I had threadworms. It wasn't really THAT itchy, I could deal with that, it just felt weird. Recently I have taken the OVEX tablet and I can see the dead worms in my stools, but I still feel like some are alive in there and although it doesn't feel as bad I don't think they have all gone, I have been cleaning every day religiously, cleaning the bathroom, hoovering everywhere and wiping down all surfaces I may have touched but they are still there, hopefully after the second dose of OVEX (that you have to take 2 weeks after the first) I will be rid of them. They are horrible and make you feel so disgusting, but it's NOT due to unsanitary conditions, you can pick them up anywhere.. I have never ONCE scratched down there, I find it vile. Just make sure you clean everything thoroughly, tell your parents, get the treatment and wash your hands ALL of the time, I really think that scrubbing under the nails is vital too, it may so so easy to get the eggs under them when carefully wiping your bum! It's so common.. there's no reason to feel embarrassed, I just hope that these go away! I am currently sitting my A-levels :( :( so it's not great timing!





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