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    Glue Ear and Grommets

    Glue ear is the build-up of a sticky substance in the ear drum, and unlike some other ear infections, it doesn't have any other symptoms, such as a fever, pain or feeling unwell. Read more →

    hi,im 14 years old, and was born with deafness in the right ear, along with other problems(upside down ear drum). When i was 9 i had a op, to bring my hearing back... it worked.. but im going deaf again, i have also found lumps around my ear,whats wrong? I don't want to worry my parents.I was discharged from the children's hospital 2 years ago and i don't want to go back.





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    Update, went to doc. Said it something called penile papule (not exact phrase) which is basically sticky tissue, foreskin still stuck to some of the bellend. Some more steroid cream to be applied and should come loose. Also gave a gel to numb sore bits to put the cream on.

    My son is 2yrs and 10mths old, when he was 1yr he suffered with a viral infection which ended up with him having a like sticky discharge coming from his ear, he has had grommets fitted twice and even had his adenoids removed recently and he is still suffering with this discharge coming from his ear! Can anybody help or give me any info on this as i am completly baffled. Thanks





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    hi just wondering did you get an answer my son also has grommets and has ear infection now with discharge does this mean they are not working for him thanks

    My daughter is 9.5 years old and also tip toe walks. Its not as noticeable when she wears shoes however when bear footed it is constant. The thing is she now walks funny and they kind of slap when she walks and she has these weird bony lumps. they kind look like bunions but are in the middle side of the foot, so look more like sticky out bones. I have too taken her to the doctor at 5 and was told shed grow out of it. Its frustrating because walking when bear footed looks really awkward fro her :/





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    All parents concerned about their child's walking are usually right to be concerned, since they know their child best. It's true many children will grow out of problems as they develop, but who are the ones that will, and who won't? - and that is the real question for parents and healthcare professionals. I would imagine there are few if any GP's that would put their hand up and say they were confident in assessing pathological paediatric gait patterns, so here's a big tip...If someone tells you your child 'will walk out it' ask them these questions "What is the pathological features of my child's gait?", "what functional limitations does my child have?" "what are the developmental milestones that will show my child is improving?" and if the person sitting in front of you cannot answer them you are talking to the wrong person. Seek an immediate referral to the paediatric physiotherapists with the input of a paediatric podiatrist for foot supports. From your brief descrption I would guess she has metatarsus adductus and this can be helped. With children it is always better to see them as young as possible (i.e. when you thin there is a problem).

    Hey I'm james and I'm 14 and I cannot pull my forskin back very far and when I do it hurts and I have a white substance underneath it has a hard white substance that I cannot remove.





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    Hi James! The white stuff is smegma and it is normal to find this under your foreskin. That's why we pull it back and wash. It can hurt a bit. Soak for a while in a warm bath as this will soften the skin. Gently pull back your foreskin. Do not use soap. After a few months you'll find things should improve.

    my son dean is 17 now an has cerebral palsy he has a tight forskin an a white gritty substance an it seems to smell his consultant said but i never was given anything for it ,would betnovate work





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    hiiiii i am 16 year old and my pensi is paining from last to day and some white greenish substance come out of my pensi and when its exicted is also pain





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    My daughter (now 7) had these when she was about 3yrs old, I saw that they had a slight indent so one night I gave one a good old squeeze and out came a soft substance. I love to pick things and couldn't wait for night time to come around! In about 10days they had all basically gone :(





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    ive been getting this white/yellow sticky stuff in my undies.... should i be worried about this and also; is that stuff discharge?





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    Hi Imogen, yes this is discharge and no you should not worry about it! it is just another part of puberty which every girl gets. If you want you could wear panyliners just to save your knickers, but you dont have to if you dont want to! Hope this helps :)

    Hi am atcually 25 years old i had an operation october 2012 had my adenoids removed and a grommet put in my left ear because my ear drum was sucked in i have had a check up as its been 15 months now i still get pains in my ear nt caused off the grommet apprently nd now have to go to hospital for further check up to see what is going to happen as the grommet has not fell i had my adenoids removed because they were to big and causing problems for my hearning alot which i didnt know





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    Hi am atcually 25 years old i had an operation october 2012 had my adenoids removed and a grommet put in my left ear because my ear drum was sucked in i have had a check up as its been 15 months now i still get pains in my ear nt caused off the grommet apprently nd now have to go to hospital for further check up to see what is going to happen as the grommet has not fell i had my adenoids removed because they were to big and causing problems for my hearning alot which i didnt know





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    My 2 year old boy has a white substance in his urine which looks similar to sugar which hasnt disolved. he also has white marks in his pants, we have just started potty training so dont know how long he has had it. he doesnt seem to have any redness, soreness or problem with passing urine. Just wondering if you can help please.





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    my daughter is 6 and was diagnosed with 2 glue ears after her drum perforated. or gunge popped out in simple terms. i noticed she had trouble hearing me and had a appt with ent people set up just prior to the gunge incident. she may grow out of this but she has to pop her ears a lot like you would do on a plane and has to be careful when its cold as when she catches a cold her hearing is poor. all we can do is get her tested at ent clinic every 6 months and tell all her teachers to speak closely or facing her to guarantee she has actually heard them. family are well aware.

    I have had psoriasis for 30 years, tried everything then got a lotion called Exorex it has truly changed my life. It is a coal tar based lotion so no sticky ointment and I cannot believe the difference. Would recommend anyone to try it, they do a whole range of moisturiser, lotion , shampoo etc, brilliant .





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    oh it is so ice to know im not the only one going thru this my 3 year old has had problems since she has been 18 months and i have been to the doctors loads of times and get the same story continue with the laxitives but i give her lactoluse it dosnt work then i give her movicol 1 or half a day and it runs out of her. dont no what to do now she is pooing her pants up to 5 times daily horrible sticky poo that sticks to her bum does anyone one have any suggestions as to what else i can do? thanks





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    hi,am 13 but am going to be 14 in 4 month.i have to change my nickers in few time because eveytime i take it off i always see this wet, sticky , yellowy, whitey colour and when i want to wash i always see it in the inside at the top of the vagina. once the hot water wasnt woking so i didnt was and there was this bad smell. i get really embrassed when i go to the toilet in scholl and i see it on my pant.my mum brought me this powder i put it round the vagina so when i put on my nickers it would see better, but i dont think its helping!! any solutions?????





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    Its just discharge and is perfectly normal for a girl of your age.. if you find this more embarrassing try your doctor to see if they can help x

    Hello my son who is 6 has been diagnosed with initially having constipation. However this seems to be having ongoing issues. He is on two sachets of movicol each day which helps him to go to the toilet. However his belly is always swollen and hard and he is constantly having accidents that he is unaware of both wee and faeces. His faeces is extremely sticky and abnormal when he does go to the toilet and he is also very gassy. Apparently my GP has done one tested for coeliac disease with a blood test. Would this be conclusive?? I am desperate for help for him as it is becoming embarassing for him now he is getting older





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    Hi my son is the same but has not poo for 7 months and his belly is like his 9 month pregnate I've been to great ormonds street,alderbrokes u name it his had all the medication so its very frustrated and his 9 year old .

    My daughter is 13 and has big ears and even though I tell her she is lucky as she can hide it with her long hair, it's still upsets her when the kids at school take the pee out of her. I have now missed out on the NHS taking on surgery for this type of thing and cant afford privately so wanted to try and get her spirits lifted and so far my plan has worked without surgery....... Tit tape,,,,, it's clear, very sticky and has given my daughter back her confidence - wearing her hair up for the first time. Worth a try at £10.00 a roll, it certainly worked here...hope this helps x

    Dont worry my girl had that twice, what you need to do is ask her if she gets a wriggly feeling around her anus (bottom) and if you can go to the doctors and ask them for a stool test, they will see if there are any hidden parasites but none should do her harm. Some parasites are worst at night so if that is the case try getting a piece of sticky tape and sticking it to her anus overnight and then if it shows anything you might be able to take that to a doctor which is another common procedure. Finally try and get her to eat carrots for three days this is a remedy to kill of any worms in children but make sure you clean the whole house (in case of eggs) and follow strict hygiene measures. Good Luck!

    my son does show sighns of ocd he is very perticuler about were his toys go in hid bedroom and also very clean soemtimesthis is worsethan other days , and took alto for me to make him learn itsok to play with sand and paints he is now ok aslong as i tell him he can wash wen he is finished i dont allow him to wash half way thro a activity now as it can make him more aware of his hands getting dirty/sticky he has always liked to line thingn up since a baby and spinning things altho iv not seen him into spinning things for along time but at one point it all he done (6month -8months) was constant and slowy the spinin faded out , he still loves to line things up and arrabge toys in a certain ways he loves to make his toystalk to each other in pretend play but always ends up throing them with anger xx

    Here's my story so far, I hope it brings some comfort and guidance to other parents in a similar situation, or may be of some help to those of a medical profession. My son is 5 years old and starting his second year at school. He has suffered with severe constipation since he was just a few months old. My son drank powdered milk from 6 weeks old, was weaned at 5 months; he was not a picky eater, he was given a lot of convenience food (baby jars), but did also have home cooking. Docs prescribed Lactulose, Senna (then a combination of both), and then Docusate but they all did nothing (Docs told me to expect explosions within 15 mins, days later my son was still crouched under the dining table with a look of desperation on his face). The Docs said each of these laxatives carry out different functions (i.e. one will soften the bowels, one will create motion within the bowels etc). We also tried suppositories which seemed to work at first but his poo was so big and hard it was just too painful for him. He needed something to soften the bowels and make them move which is what the prescribed combination of laxatives should have done for him but they just didn't work. I now think the pyscological aspect had kicked in and his brain over powered his body, preventing him from pooing. After 2 years of seeing our son in terrible pain (and passing stools of sizes that I never imagined possible) he was eventually referred to Paeds and given Movicol. God Bless Movicol, it was the first medicine that actually worked for him as it carries out multiple functions (i.e. it softens the stools and gets the bowels moving). It was perfect for him. During the last 3 years things have definitely improved overall, but when things seem to be getting better it all quickly gets worse again. Docs insist that my son needs to be able to go to the toilet and poo comfortably before there will be any pyscological improvement so are only treating this aspect, and I agree with this, however he's also got to pyscologically want to go to the toilet before he will go so it can seem a viscous circle at times and I think parents should be offered more pyscological help much earlier on. The paeds want to discharge my son in November leaving him to continue his Movicol treatment but so far have not given him any psyc treatment, which I know is exactly what he needs right now. When things get worse for my son, I try to take a step outside of my 'bubble' and try a different way to approach him about the whole toilet thing. It's amazing how quickly things can improve when his brain is in agreement with me. Some ideas that have helped me are: incentive schemes, magazine/newspaper to read on the loo (he likes to pretend to be daddy), blowing up a balloon when on the loo(or pretending to) as this gets the bowels moving, talking about the human body and how it works and what feelings we get and what they can mean. My son has started talking back to me about what things mean to him. When he's sat under the table or in a corner with 'that look upon his face' his 'brain' is telling him to stop the poo from coming out. Then when the feelings stop he thinks everything's ok and he doesn't need to go to the loo anymore. I responded by letting him know that he does not have to do what his brain tells him, his brain just gives him signals/feelings that something is happening but that he then gets to choose what to do which can be something completely different to what he thinks. I then asked him to try sitting on the toilet the next time his brain was giving him 'the signals' - this worked a treat and he was over the moon. He then agreed to sit on the loo after breakfast and after dinner and practise blowing his balloons for 5 mins each time, and for a couple of days now he has poo'd perfectly twice a day and the soiling has virtually stopped. With regards to how much Movicol he is taking, when he gets really constipated I take him up to 4 sachets a day which he takes in 1 drink of squash (I have tried splitting these into 2 drinks but it works better for his bowels as 1), this forces his bowels empty and then I reduce him down to 3 sachets (I used to reduce by a teaspoon at a time, but now it's either half sachet or whole sachets), and then 2 sachets, but so far when we reach 2 sachets we get sausage shaped poos but they're so huge (and very sticky) and then we get soiling, so I'm sticking at 3 sachets right now and focusing on my son's mind in the hope that he keeps up the enthusiasm that he's now showing. Not sure what the future holds for us, but I'm keeping optimistic and giving my son the patience and time that he needs, and I remain hopeful that things keep moving in the right direction but accept that the road may still be rocky. Sorry my comments are so long; I know how much it means when you realise others are going through the same thing so I wanted to share my experience.





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    this sounds just like my 6 year old he is currently on lactulose and has passed today for the first time in a week. he tends to give me the look as if he needs to go then it passes and i get him to try sitting on the loo but this upsets him. might try the balloon thing and the magazine thing might like that. ive had this for four years now so thanks for the advice x

    sounds like crohn's disease, tho i dont know what the symtoms r in kids ?????

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