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    hi, i am 13 and since i was born i have never been able to turn my wrists over, palm upwards. it really affects me and i wish it could get sorted by surgery or other. i think it has something to do with bones or joints, but i am too embarresed to speak to my parents or docters about it.





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    i read and seen the article on ddh my daughter is a little like this, since she was about 12months old we have seen many doctors but no one wants to confirm anything, she has had xrays and they have show that she has a tilted pelvis and that right side is smaller than the left, and she has also got dimples on all her joints what could this mean as no one will give us a diagnoses she is now nearly 2 1/2 and i feel like no one cares please answer me





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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.

    I was also diagnosed with CDH as a baby but was luckily diagnosed within the first week! I would like to mention that even with great care as a child, I too have suffered as an adult. I had to have an operation on my left knee at 18 as I had damaged the cartlidge due to the extra weight carried on this knee. I am now 28 and waiting to see my consultant to see if I have arthritis. I have had swelling of the joints for the last year and often cannot lift my leg off the floor to get dressed but I get by. Like Lucy I think this condition has given me strength of character and have never let it get me down. To give some good news I have managed to carry a child and gave birth without any major complications and thankfully my Son was given a full bill of health. I would like to encourage parents of children with CDH to get in touch with the charity STEPS they offered my parents great support.

    I've got all the same symptoms as you - actually went to doctors because of the swelling and was told I had scarlatina and that may be causing the ulcers - been given a course of antibiotics so hopefully everything will heal up soon.

    Carol re: your post may 2010 Have you ever had him tested for fragile x. Hypermobility (floppy joints) and the difficulty he has with social situations may make it a possibility





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    hi my daughter is 13 years old she tiptoes walks sinces laerning i have had her at doctors many times.they said she needs to learn to walk properly.but in the last year her joints were the toes join swell i have had her back at doctors they sat pain killers and rest.i





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    hi my daughter is 13 years old she tiptoes walks sinces laerning i have had her at doctors many times.they said she needs to learn to walk properly.but in the last year her joints were the toes join swell i have had her back at doctors they sat pain killers and rest.i





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    Hey i was watching this programme and came across the little boy who has to wear the hat to help with his head shape, its conserned me now because my little boy who is 6 months old has the same thing with his head he was born with swelling and a very large soft spot it was 4 fingered long! i was wondering if you could give me some advice cause im conserned about it now :) Thankyou





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    please help, i have a huge swelling on the roof of my mouth, with a small ulcer in the middle of it. I am in agony, paracetamol and co codamol and bonjela have given me no relief, I can't eat or drink without pain. feel sick, cannot sleep and am in alot of pain, have had it for three days and is still getting bigger and more painful. swilled with salt water also to no effect. :(





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    When my son was 18mths old he had 3 warts growing on his hands and now aged 5 he has those 3 plus one has started growing on his leg. I took him to see the GP who said there was nothing he could do as they are growing on joints, and to allow the virus to clear up. My son is now getting bullied not by kids but by parents not allowing their kids to play with my son. Im now heartbroken for him and dont know what else to do.... Any suggestions please





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    I had a wart on my hand as a child,Do not let any moisture on it,Because if it does get moist it will expand. I suggest getting a bit of lavender,rub it on the wart and stick on sellotape. Or rub banana skin on it and again use sellotape. I would also like to add that you should tell the headteacher about the parents doing that because that is clearly alienation. Trust me I should know it happened to me.

    Try a Qtip with vaseline on it and run it under the skin on top of the glans to clean the underside and lubricate it so you can gradually stretch the skin without difficulty or pain after about three weeks to a month you should be able to retract the skin without difficulty or the embarrassment of going to have a dr tell you the basic same idea. You do still have to go to the Dr if there is persistant redness, irritation, swelling or discharge with any of these issues.

    My son age 11 has molluscum on his back and suffered a deep skin infection from 2 under his arm he was on antibiotics for 3 and half weeks since then 2 months ago the rest are either infected or have been infected, he is deeply concerned about his back as it looks a mess I keep reading about them but has anyone else had problems with them getting infected - swelling red sore black head and pus??he is not itching them like the doctor keeps saying as he has had them since July 09 and did not bother him until they started to get infected March 2010 Please can anyone help????





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    Hi ya, my 2 year old son has these, they also got infected and went the same as what you described, the docter actually gave us antibiotics to get rid of infection, they are on his tummy and being so active kept spreading, has had for 8 months and about 100 odd spots, Went to a health shop and was told to try 'oregon grape balm' twice a day on them and to take 'dophilus powder' which is a probiotic to boost his immune system, been using for 6 weeks now and all new ones has gone and the infected ones are going aswell, jus hoping wont scar.I would recommend trying so amazed by it!! good luck

    my son is age 6 had them over his legs and bottom they do nowt but bleed and doesnt help coz hes got eczema there as well . bein there for over a year not budging at the min tho and keep gettin infected purple like spots tht bust and pus is cumin out which doctors have given me antibiotics for him to take and the cream !

    My 5 year old daughter fractured the back of her head after a nasty fall from the trampoline onto the concrete. The bump has almost gone but there is still slight swelling and hard area left. Not long after she bumped her head she started loosing hair around the site of the bump but no where else on her head. We are really worried and are hoping that it is due to the trauma and will grow back. Please any help would be truely appreciated.





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    My Son is 9, he had MC approx 2 years on his hand and forehead, after the doctors advice to leave them and they will eventually go within 2 years I looked into Thuja. This worked after taking this for 2 tubes 3 times a day and disappeared completely. He now has them back on his stomach and both inside of his elbow joints, the thuja doesn't seem to be working the same on these,so I have now tried the banana skin, as this worked on a wart on his foot many years ago, but the MC is now looking red and aggressive. I have stopped this for tonight as Iam not sure if this is a good sign or not. Any suggestions?





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    my daughter is almost 14 and started with what looks like eczema about 2 years ago. doctor gave her emolient creams & anti histimines. it clears slightly on face then returns with a vengeance & looks like bad sunburn on eyelids & cheeks. Joints on arms & neck affected, sometimes scabs on head, lips. Really uncomfortably & psychological at that age & its not improving. Rasp blood test negative so doc says shes not allergic to anything? we stopped her swimming at school as that makes it unbearable. Any ideas would be great as lost confidence in our doctor.





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    Hi Albie. The swelling of your penis when you pee is a sign that your foreskin has detached from your penis head. This is good news so don't worry. You now have to try pulling back your foreskin. Take a warm bath. The water will soften your foreskin. Don't use soap. Gently try to pull back as far as you can and then forward again. It may hurt a little bit but repeat a few times. Eventually you'll be able to pull all the way back and forward again. It can take up to six months so be gentle, patient but determined and you'll get there. Your masturbation experience is normal so don't worry.

    I'm 17 and going to university next year. I have had eczema my whole life but the past 3 years it has become awful and unmanageable. It used to be limited to my arm and leg joints, but now its spread to the rest of my arms and legs, neck, chest and torso. It's such a hassle and a stress and I have looked into so many things. I found that Salcura DermaSpray Gentle soothed the skin and stopped the itching, but it didn't help the eczema go away in the long run. I use aqueous cream on my face which works and keeps it clear, and a strong natural moisturiser on my body. Honestly, I can't say how much I had eczema, its so restricting, especially when I'll be moving out next year. But I'm not going to let it stop me from going out and having a good time, I'll just have to wear long sleeves and tights to make myself feel comfortable! Eczema is such a pain!





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    Help for you and many others in the same boat is at hand with the new behavioural approach to atopic eczema: please see www.atopicskindisease.com asap! While the clinic-based programme is slowly becoming available, a self-help programme is available now for everyone like you, with plenty of support and tips online. There is no need to live a restricted life - discover how to live without eczema using The Combined Approach. It is a life-changer!

    toe walking is how the human body was designed to move. if you look at it from an engineering perpective, there is no shock absorption from your heel hitting the ground first except for your joints...which were not designed for that. knee, hip, lower back all receive g-shock with each foot step. toe walking allows the shock to be absorbed by the calf muscle, transmitting a negligible amount to the rest of the body. zero compared to heal walking. it requires more energy than heel walking, is difficult or impossible to maintain in most shoe types, and as most organisms prefer to use as little energy as possible, tends to fall by the wayside later in life in preference for heel walking as well as conformity. if you're a toe walker, as the saying goes-yer doin' it right.





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    I was born with CDH in both hips, as a baby i had been in the harness had 4 operations been on traction for 6 months and was in plaster cast for 2 years. I was under a surgen until the age if 18. How ever when i had my first child at 22 i started getting pains again so went to my gp and was refered to the same surgen who operated on me as a child. He then refered me to some one else who refered me to some one else who is now looking to opearate. He has contacted a surgen from canada who is a top specialist to ask more advice. My right hip is past it and at 25 i can have a hip replacement but it is not recomended as i will need another one in about ten years. I also have artritus caused by my hip condition, and because of my spine not being straight due to my hips i also now have a bad back and have just been for a mri scan at the nuro department. I take a high number of pain killers and anti inflametries every day i have restricted movement in my hip joint and i struggle with day to day things :( luckly my partner and family n friends are a real help. Both of my daughters have also been born with this too my youngest is in the pavlic harness but thank god her hip joints are forming and my eldest daughters hips only needed double nappies :D!





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    I basically need someone to help with the diagnosis of my 6 yr old daughter. As a sufferer myself its all too clear to me that my daughter seems to have the same symptoms which have been for about the past two years. She has the typical muscle aches in various parts of the body that flare up as and when and last for various periods. She suffers with fatigue. She has very heightened senses. And she also suffers with muscle aches for a few days after doing an activity she is not used to doing - which can be something as simple as raising a teapot during an activity in class. She was referred to my local hospital by my GP. The consultant at the hospital felt that she was not experienced enough with Fibromyalgia and referred my daughter to Great Ormond Street where she has been an outpatient for the past year. The appointments are few and far between due to their heavy schedule and basically we get seen every 6 months. They have basically said to me in not so many words that all because i have the condition does not mean she has! As far as i'm concerned, i see it that as i do have the condition then i'm able to spot it far more than most! Anyway, they've done their initial usual tests. Full bloods of which i've yet to receive the results. They've confirmed she has hypermobility like myself. They've confirmed that all her muscles are extremely weak. Upon examination they discovered that her left knee was very swollen and told me she had fluid on her knee probably caused my arthritis so she was sent for a scan. As i expected, nothing showed. I knew only too well that the swelling is caused by fibromyalgia. They've come to the conclusion that due to her muscle weakness she needs to come to the hospital for a two week intensive physiotherapy course! I'm extremely concerned for many reasons. Mainly too much exercise could be extremely detremental to her. Also, as a sufferer myself its not so easy just to say we can come and stay in London for two weeks. I'm a single parent and also have a 16 ur old currently studying her GCSE's. I'm concerned that physiotherapy is the worst thing for her. The reason i went to my GP initially was because my daughter's school requested it to enable her to have a diagnosis so that when she has time off due to her pain or wen she cant complete a full session of p.e. they can look at her file and have a good enough reason. They have threatened me with Welfare due to the time off she's had. Myself and my daughter were involved in a very traumatic experience and i believe both our FM stems from that. I have been a sufferer of M.E. and have had many bouts of glandular fever which i know can be triggers. But my physical pain became worse after an incident when i was pregnant with my daughter. At 5 weeks pregnant i was in incredible pain in my stomach. I was scanned and as the egg was position correctly in my womb i was told to go away and take pain killers. The pain continued and was so worse there was never a minute without it and no comfortable position. I was scanned again at 7 weeks and told the same thing. At 9 weeks pregnant the pain was so bad i lost consciousness. My blood pressure and heart rate fell through the floor. I was rushed into A&E where it was discovered that i had had a twin growing in my fallopian tube which had ruptured leading to severe blood loss. I was immediately operated on, cleaned up and given a blood transfusion and spent the next week in hospital. I was told that due to the trauma i would probably lose the other baby in the womb. However, i didnt and that is my daughter to which i refer. Sorry to waffle on but felt it necessary you knew all the facts. If you are unable to help with her diagnosis, please steer me in the right direction. I am not in a position to pay privately but have to go via NHS which doesnt seem to be helping me right now. Many thanks





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