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    Rubella is a virus which tends to attack children rather than adults, though anyone can get it. The symptoms can last for 10 days and include a light red rash on the face and body, a fever, swelling round the ears, throat and back of the head, a runny… Read more →

    Hi, my son is 3 and has had 3 ear infections, which is was prescribed antibiotics for. The doctors said one of his ears has a lot of wax build up and is quite scared. I asked to be referred to a ear nose throat specialist in which they done a pressure test on his ears, they stated there was nothing wrong. His last infection was 2 months ago but complains of ear pain constantly although there is no infection, he has complained for around a year and a half now but can't seem to get to the bottom of it, he constantly rubs it and crys that both his ears hurt. What could be the problem? My doctor just gives him anti biotics but I don't see why he has constant ear pain. Thanks





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    I'd find a new dr. Can you go to a ear, nose and throat specialist? My guess is the scarring is causing more issues.

    Hi I am pregnant... My husbands ears stuck out (I love them) but my husband is so worried our baby will inherit his ears. Whats the percentage that our baby will inherit my husbands ears? Thankyou





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    use david gaults ear buddies they are avalible to buy online splint the ears soon after birth the instructions are supplied then the baby will have the perfect ears

    I too had stick out ears and suffered for endless years. I am pleased to say that neither my daughter or grand daughter have inherited these.

    my daughter has had a slightly misshapped head since birth, the skull protrudes slight behind both ears and a lump at the back. she also has a shaded line down her forehaed about an inch wide with a slight thin raised line underneath. i'm guessing wear the scull is still over lapping. i ask the doctors about it everytime i go but they just keep saying it's nothing to worry about and what do you expect us to do, cut her head open. which is a lovely attitude to take. it's a mom's job to over react but no one seems to be taking me seriously. sorry to rant on but i would be greatful of any advise.





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    My son who is now 19 months has always had a misshaped head since he was born which has now got better in time but when i questioned it with the health visitor's they did say it was nothing to worry about but to get a towel and fold it several times and place it under his head the other side he don't lay but do this when asleep,In time it will correct itself. Hope this is a help.

    Go to the Doctors and ask for a referral to Oxford Craniofacial Unit, it will NOT cost your doctors surgery anything and if there is a problem you will find out quickly from a wonderful team. I did it and I am so glad that I did. My daughter had Metopic Synostosis which required surgery when she was 14 months old, it took nine months to get belief that there was something wrong, when I got to Oxford the diagnosis took Seconds. My daughter is now nine and wonderful. There are only Four hospitals in the UK equipped to deal with certain head shape problems. It could be ok, but go and fight your corner.

    use david gaults ear buddies they are avalible to buy online splint the ears soon after birth the instructions are supplied then the baby will have the perfect ears

    Hi I am going through exactly the same thing with my son, now 12 but he has been like this since he was a toddler. We have just been refered to a Gastroentirologist recently. He was on meds for reflux but that didn't seem to make it go completely.There is a condition called eosonophilic oesophogitis where certain trigger foods cause a delayed reaction in kids sometimes days after.They tend to have issues with eating, trouble swallowing, vomiting, coughing while eating, having to drink between mouthfuls are some of the issues. My son described it as it is like he has a door in his throat and sometimes it is open and the food goes down ok, and sometimes it shuts and the food gets stuck.He then has to induce vomitng to get the food out.He has also been running off to the loo like this since he was 4. He gets a ' look' on his face and stops eating and you can tell what is coming next. The Dts thought it might be a hiatus hernia but 2 bariums showed nothing untoward wrong.The only way to diagnose eosonophilic oesophogitis is with an endoscopy and biopsies which look for more than 50 white blood cells present in the osophogus which normally should not be there.These are caused by consuming food/ foods which the child is allergic to, but because the reaction is a delayed one it is harder to detect.The cells inflame the throat causing scarring and this causes the dysphagia ( trouble swallowing) This is what I am trying to get the Drs to check for woth my son as he is typically atopic ( allergic ) . My son has year round rhinitis, mouth breathes and many allergies including pets, dust, tree and grass pollens, foods and asthma since he was 1. Also in young children failure to thrive or being small for age, sleep difficulties, tummy aches and lots of ear/ throat infections are very common as well as what you mentioned. I hope you get some answers and us too ! It's been a long road !

    Ell how old are you if your a girl an your round about 10 that the average age so proberly most of them have if your a boy round 12 proberl most of ur friends have started as well

    Hi our daughter is 6 weeks old, everything is fine but when the health visitor came round, our daughters head circumfrence had moved above the 75% percentile on the chart, at birth her head measured in the 50% percentile range. her height and weight are fine, and we are just a bit concerned with this?





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    Hi if you have any questions there is sone great forums on the net for advice, i use www.craniokids.org and www.cappskids.org. They are a wealth of knowledge and both can help with plagiocephaly and Craniosynostosis. All the best Hayley x

    I'm 14 and my foreskin pulls back but it gets very tight round the glands and is hard to get back but I can get it back normaly also when erect it dosent pull back what can I do to make it loose?

    Sounds like you have a throat infection and what you are spiiting out is pus.

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    This is fine. The throat and the ears are connected and it seems that the pain has spread through to her ears. You dont really need olive oil you can give her calpol and make sure her ears are clean because sometimes when you get ear aches a lot more wax is given off due to your body trying to get rid of it's illness.

    Hi my daugther is 10 and is always ill she goes from one thing straight to another she has always got a soar throat this is everyday she get throat infection and tonsilitous all the time she also gets really bad uti and kidney infections have been battling the last one for 6weeks and she had had loads of different antibiotics which she is still on and now she has an ear infection in both ears and bertween these she gets bad heads and swiss her body always aches this has been going on for about 4 years now and it's getting worse can anyone please help coz we are really worried about her x x x





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    To me it sounds like your daughter has a low emuine system . I'd try her in vitamins to boost her emuine system talk to your pharmacy about vitamins to help boost her emuine system . Good luck

    Go to an EnT specialist toncills an adnoids need to be check by a pro. My daught same thing by 17mths old ENT didn't even look at her an said op adnoids an grommits OMG the difference 2hrs after serg was amazing. Another set of grommits down an we still get everything going round but it isn't serious bed every time. Good luck

    Hi. Im 15 and I have protruding ears. I've never been bullied, but people ask me questions about my ears. I dont like it when people stare at me or laugh at me behind my back. I think the only reason i've never been bullied is because Im really sensitive. My ears seem really weird to me. I haven't seen anyone with the same ears as me. I just cant help but cry, because most people have lovely ears but I dont. I wasn't born like this. When I got jaundice, I always tried to remove my mask and my mum thinks that must have irritated my ears and caused them to protrude. Both my parents have nice ears. I always cry and feel bad about myself. My parent wont allow me to have surgery. They say that I should accept the way I am, but how come other people have normal ears? I hate putting my hair up, I always put them down. People always say that Im pretty, when I have my hair down, Im sure they wouldnt say the same if they saw my ears. I just hate having them ;-(





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    Hi I'm 16 years old and feel the same way you do about my ears.. I have always had big ears and feel like everytime I walk into a room the first thing people notice about me is my ears. Over the years I have grown to accept my ears the way they are and I have had many guys tell me not to change the way my ears are because they make me look cute. But I still am very self conscious and don't like wearing my hair up around other people. Even when I play soccer and volleyball I like to keep my hair down. Don't let your ears keep you from your goals and know your not the only one that has this problem :)

    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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    hi im a 13-14 year old girl. my ears have stuck out since i was a baby and have been bullied a few times i have always felt self consutious about the way i look and want some imfomation on how i can deal with the situation im hoping to get my ears pinned back but my mum does not want me to as she thinks that i am who i am and im bueatiful that way,im scared to tell her that i want to get my ears pinned back as i dont want want her to get upset. I need help i love my mum but my apperence is important to me to i hope that i can get my ears pinned back but im not sure how much it cost and if my parents would agree if i could get help i wouldbe really gratfl





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    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

    My seven year son has ears that stick really badly too. Luckily he hasn't been teased about it yet so it's not an issue for him. His dad and I have spoken about getting them pinned back and we have decided not to. He wouldn't look right to us if they were changed. They're a part of him. So please don't disbelieve people who say your ears are perfect. My son's ears are perfect to me. One day he may decide to pin them back. If he does I will support him but I'll also be sad. As hard as it may be, for now at least, you should try to be proud of your ears. Anyone who laughs or teases you about them, clearly has a screw loose somewhere. And one day they too will have something they are embarrassed about. Who knows? One day they might all be incontinent ;)

    I am 16 and know exactly how you feel and when I see other girls and how they can put their hair up in cute hairstyles and look really pretty it makes me self conscious but I really don't think surgery is the way to go. I think that the way out ears are is a blessing and that I would rather have people except me with my stick out ears then except me only after I get rid of them. It is true that some people will laugh and make fun of them but the people worth hanging out with will accept you the way you are big ears and all. And trust me guys will except you too even the really hot ones :) I know this from experience because I have had plenty of popular guys ask me out. Hold your head up high and except the way you are and others will too :) but if it's really a problem try looking up how to hide stick out ears on YouTube.. It really works

    Hi I'm 16 years old and feel the same way you do about my ears.. I have always had big ears and feel like everytime I walk into a room the first thing people notice about me is my ears. Over the years I have grown to accept my ears the way they are and I have had many guys tell me not to change the way my ears are because they make me look cute. But I still am very self conscious and don't like wearing my hair up around other people. Even when I play soccer and volleyball I like to keep my hair down. Don't let your ears keep you from your goals and know your not the only one that has this problem :)

    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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    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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    hi. my name is lynn. and i have a 17 month old son. his ears do stick out just a bit. and i fiddle with them just to see how it could've been. his ears still feel very soft. and im wondering if it's too late to fix them or not? he is a very handsome boy. i don't want him feeling bad about his ears. are there any solutions?





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    Yes, there are many options indeed. Since his years feel soft, you could always visit sorribesonline.com and use their treatment. It definitely worked for my son. It is around 500. but it's worth the money. Another alternative is taking the surgery in China. It costs as low as 50. Many of my western friends go there, just to find out some great deals lying around.

    google ear buddies by David gault with persistent use you might get lucky idealy they need to be put on in the first few weeks of birth.if in the future you decide on operation make sure its the safe suture technique to pin them back. the anterior scoring technique is risky as bleeding can contiue after surgery causing heamatoma and serius deformity of ears seen lots of bad results with this technique.greg o toole does the safe technique as david gault

    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 !

    Hello im ollie im 22 yr old my left eat is higher than my right i cant stand it its messing my mental health up i feel so depressed and cant even tell the doctor i care what i look like and i cant it .what can i do i need this problem fixed id rather not be here with these ears .messing my head up n my ballance. most the my heads tilted because i think my ears are equal on same time so i look stupid i cant do this please help rather be gone cant do this iv had enough cant even go out with out thinking about how i look im always negative no confidence ! :( i need help or il have to do something to them





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    Hi im 13 and the head of my penis is not round all i have is a little pink dangly bit and i cant pull it back





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    This is the same as me can you please tell me if you get any helpful information. Thanks

    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.

    my son is 5 1/2 ears old,he has always suffered with enlarged tonsils.he still dribbles alot,he used to do this when he had a sore throat but now it is constant and has a sore patch on his chin and now he is at school it goes on his work.he also snores and sleeps with his mouth open.we have been to an ent consultant who said he would grow out of it.we have seen a speech therapist who said there is no problems.he does have problems with gagging on food occasionally and will not eat anything chewy.





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    Hi it went really well!!! I she was really upset when she went down to theatre but she soon forgot about it. The staff where fantastic with her. As Soon as she cane round they took us to see her. Her ears are 80 percent better one still sticks out a little bit but nothing like they where. She knows if she wants her ear that sticks out done again she can. I would def reccomend it. The scars are minimal. And she didn't have any pain at all afterwards. Hope this helps any other questions just ask x

    I'm 14. I only pulled my foreskin behind my head for the first time a few months ago. it will go over the head but bunches up into a ring, if I pull it back further it I can see that a part of the foreskin has fused to my penis all the way round so my penis isn't revealed only my foreskin. What do I do to un fuse it?





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    Congratulations! I'm no expert but I know what you mean. Remember the foreskin is attached to the penis behind the head and it can bunch up just as you say. You can pull it back further revealing the shaft of your penis. All sounds OK. Make sure you pull all the skin forward again to cover the head. Sometimes it doesn't go back right but it will eventually. Hey...look after your penis and operate it carefully

    Congratulations Oliver. This sounds normal to me. The foreskin is attached to the penis behind the head and sometimes will bunch up like you say. Make sure you can pull it forward again to its normal position. Be gentle with your penis, it is an important part of your body. Don't fiddle with it more than necessary. Warm baths are a good idea as this softens the skin and enables you to wash it better. Chill out then

    I have ears that stick out really bad, im 13 years old, 14 in august and im really considering surgery. But im really afraid of needles ect. People always say don't worry your ears are perfect, they are only covering up the truth. Its difficult for girls like me because my mum died and I have nobody to comfort me in this sort of crisis. I cry because i can't have my hair up and I feel that everyone is looking at me funny and sniggering behind my back :'( please help.





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    i am the same i am 12,13 in november and my ears stick out. i hate having my hair up and i even put a head band over them to keep them in. plz help

    my dad does help me, i speak to him and he says aww i don't see anything wrong with your ears, but I do. Im going to ask my dad to take me to the doctors soon so i can talk about them. Maybe you should do the same thing? :) xx

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    tea tree oil if you rub a little bit on the back of your ears and the front of your head and back of the neck this works as they cant stand it. it draws them to it with the sweet smell the kills them off my daughter is 6 and constantly got them i tried all the products known for this nothing wowrked till my nan told me an old wives tale is gets rid of all pesky bugs hope this helps

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