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    i am 13 and i have very black hair on my arms. i always have asked my mum if i could shave them, but my mum ahs always said the hair is there for protection. i have always got bitten by flise on my feet, hands, back and tummy but never on my arms and legs. my mum says that if i shaved my arms and legs i would get more prone to getting bitten on them. P.S if you shave your aarms the hair will just come back thicker and darker. how old is your child if i know the age i can give you a bit more imformaion on why not to shave her arms.

    Im 13 and my vagina is really strange. There are two flaps that are really long and hang down. Its always been like that and when i was younger mum took me to a doctor and he said that i would grow into them. Whats wrong? Will this affect me at all?





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    Hi I had the same problem when I was your age ,it's just the way were made and it's nothing to be ashamed of,I am now in my thirties and it has not affected me atall so don't be worrying xxxx

    Hi I have always had this problem and I get really embarest when I have to have a smear test etc. We are all different and I went to the Dr when I was younger who told me that this is normal for some women. I am now 47 married and have 3 children, My husband loves my bits and wouldn't change me. You are not a freak or alone everyone is different x

    My daughter hair on arms and legs. I would like to know if she could shave her arms or will they get infected/just make the problem worse. Thanx





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    i am 13 and i have very black hair on my arms. i always have asked my mum if i could shave them, but my mum ahs always said the hair is there for protection. i have always got bitten by flise on my feet, hands, back and tummy but never on my arms and legs. my mum says that if i shaved my arms and legs i would get more prone to getting bitten on them. P.S if you shave your aarms the hair will just come back thicker and darker. how old is your child if i know the age i can give you a bit more imformaion on why not to shave her arms.

    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 nearly 16 and have a phobiea of having a blood test, i simply refuse to have it done. I wouldnt say i have a phobiea of needles because i would much rather a needle in the bicep (if the top part of my arm is called the bicep)of my arm than a veiny part of my body. It just makes me cringe to even lay my arm out straight with my wrist facing up and if anyone grabs my wrist with there fingers grasping my veins i'll literally GAG OUT LOUD, i can't even think about it without crossing my arms. i tryed to have a blood test at one point way over a year ago, i could'nt help my hystericle behaviour, i was crying before i was even in the seat, i could'nt control my breathing and i was just all over the place scared to death and could'nt go through with it. I need a blod test. It would be so amazing and extremely hepful if anyone could give an answer that would help my phobeia in anyway please x =D please dont leave any sarcastic answers thank you x





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    I'm 14 and have noticed stretch marks on thighs, hips, above the knees and worst, under my arms. I would say I'm on the chubby side but I find it really hard to loose weight. Woukd loosing weight help with my stretch marks or is there anyway I can reduce them. I'm always wearing a jumper because I'm so self conscious of my arms and I'm dreading summer for little tops and shorts, if anyone can help I would really appreciate it. (Ps, it don't really want to tell my parents)





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    Does ovex treatment really work on threadworms? is it worth buying or going straight to doctors.





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    It may sound a bit offensive, but pubic hair is a left over from time we swung trees. The "humanoid" species used to have a nice furry exterior to keep them warm earlier in their evolution. Now, over time we lost that, but some "patches" remained. During puberty hair will start to grow due to hormones changing (eg beards), and you will develop hair on places like under your arms, on your legs, and, yes, in your pubic area. It is true that some have argued that the "hairy patches" remained during evolution in "places of friction" like under your arms, in your grown. But that is just a theory, and as life shows, you can easily do without.

    Hi, I have been to the hospital today with my 9 year old daughter , she has warts in and around her private areas, we were sent there to rule outlet out abuse, however I was not given a straight answer. Have been told that they should just fall off, she has had them for more then 2 years . Help me with some advice please as I really don't no what to do,, I feel if more helpless then before .





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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

    You sound normal to me and not suffering from anything that will need an operation. Few men can pee straight with a full erection. It's better to pee when soft. I assume that you can pull back your foreskin and it is normal for the tip and penis head to be sensitive when you touch it.

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    Too much foreskin has nothing whatsoever to do with bedwetting. Odds are good however that you will probably stop wetting at night during your puberty cycle. Hang-in there! :-)

    In thanks for the replys to my comment I woulkd like to say my son is now 5 1/2 and seems to have stopped his excessive dribbling, fingers crossed. Just hang in their they may grow out of it, - eventually!

    I have a lot of thick, blonde hair on my arms. Im lucky that its not black, so nobody really notices it, but I hate it being there, And everyone elses arms are all bare and soft and mine are just hairy! Its also my legs, but I can easily keep on top of that, though it grows really fast and can tend to be quite dark! I can also see hair sprouting in a line underneath my belly button. I hate all this hair and Im so paranoid! The hair on my arms even reaches my hands and wrists!





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    Hi Billy. You may be late starting puberty but don't worry we are all different. First your testicles will get noticably bigger and hang lower. Take a look. Then your penis will grow. Then you'll be able to produce sperm. Be patient it will happen.

    Sounds normal to me for someone uncircumsised. The foreskin is intended to cover the glans in a flacid penis so some over hang is quite normal. From what the C4 website says it could still have some growing to do so may not look the same in the future. Nothing to worry about.

    hi my 7 year old daughter has excessive hair on her arms legs and upper back no one else in the family has ever had this before do you have any idea what could be causing it and would it be a good idea to make her an app with my doctors the ones on her arms are very long and she will not go to school or go out without covering them up.





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    I would consult a doctor because it can really lower self confidence especially in a child and I know it can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing, but know that the hair could just be a result of hormonal imbalances and they may die down naturally. As a short term solution you could try bleaching the hairs but I don't know how sensitive you daughters skin is. It's best to consult a doctor, as they might be able to offer a herbal supplement or more personal solution knowing your medical history etc, though of course it's entirely your choice xxx Hope this helped :)

    ok hi i know what it's like for this to happen i have gone thourgh it so for the hair under your arms you would shave it when it gets to hairy and that stop's it from sweating as much for the B.O wich every one gets it when they hit puperty and you should buy deodrant spary or a roll on one i would buy sodt and gentle or sure and if you are getting spots under you arms then its becuse you will still be sweating but if you get dorant then it will help

    You could try wearing a bandana i do. And i think it would be better if you didn't stress out. Maybe whenever u r stressed out try to do something that can take your mind of it. I read, write, draw, hang out with my friends or play with my brother. REMEMBER, PANIC AND STRESS CAN GET U..... NOWHERE!!!!!!!!!!! good luck.

    I am 13 and have had a red scaly,white and scabby arms since I was born I do not know whether it is psoriasis or not. I have been to the Doctors plenty of times but they can not recognise what it is. I am to embarrassed to show the infected areas off which means I can not join in some different school activity which involves showing of the legs or arms I have tried different varities of creams but nothing has worked, I would love if I can get help.





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    Hi, im 13 years old and i've got pubic hair under my arms and on my virgina, I sweat alot and stink of B.O, i've grown breasts and i've started my period. How do i keep all these things under control - i have no idea! Plus i've tried shaving my virginal hair with the razor i use under my arms, ive now got spots there and its kinda itchy.. what do i do?! HELP ME!!





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    ok hi i know what it's like for this to happen i have gone thourgh it so for the hair under your arms you would shave it when it gets to hairy and that stop's it from sweating as much for the B.O wich every one gets it when they hit puperty and you should buy deodrant spary or a roll on one i would buy sodt and gentle or sure and if you are getting spots under you arms then its becuse you will still be sweating but if you get dorant then it will help

    If you find you're seating more than normal and things like Sure don't stop you sweating, don't be shy, buy rightguard for men, it all does the same thing. I use men's deoderents

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    I am 42 and had caught this from my son, i had no more than 6 or 7 spots at a time. They were mainly on my chest, arms & under arms and a few on my head and legs. Some od the spots lasted for 5 months before they erupted in puss and became painfull. It took 15 months for this to run its course.

    hi my son has had this rash over his body and arms for some years now, when he is hot he iches all the time he is very blotchy his arms seem to go very hard as if his muscles are tense, he has been taking antihistermene tablets they dont seem to have any effect at all he has just had another blood test and he is awaiting the results, if as we exspect they give no reason for his allegy could you suggest our next step to try and get him some releif. many thanks gord clouting





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    I'm 16 and ive had a squint since i was 2, and worn glasses ever since. With my glasses on you cant notice the squint, but when you take them off its very noticable. When i ajust my eye i can make my eye go straight, but it just goes back in the corner again. I want contact lenses, but without the surgery i cant have them:( and when i went to my opticions, he said that if i have the eye surgery my eye will be straight but if i put my glasses back on i wont be able to see throught them and i will be able to see the squint again, is that true?, also, during the surgery do yo have to be put to sleep, or can you have local anestasia? my mum said if being so im 16 i can go local, but im not sure? thankyou.





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    Please go and see another optition, at least ask if you can trial some contact lenses. Then at least you can see if wearing them straightens your eye. I've had a squint since childhood which hadn't been corrected with surgery and like you, glasses straightened it. However i've wore contacts for years and they do the same job as if i wore my glasses. They correct my squint.

    I am 15 years old and I have had stretch marks since I was about 9, over the years it has resulted to me having them on my thighs, all down the back of my legs, my hips, Bottom, breasts, arms and starting to get some on my tummy, I am 5ft 8 and weigh 11st, I have stopped going out because all my friends like the get their legs, arms and tummys out and boys are constantly making fun of me, I've used bio oil for a year and it hasn't really helped? Anything else i should try and do?





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    Hi I am 13 and have scars on my arms and legs ,it is really embarrassing and i feel like i can't show my body off. I always wear long sleeve tops and long trousers because i don't like my body. I hate my arms and legs and wish my scars were gone ,please please help me and give me some advise.





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    Save your money; all the shampoos and lotions are a rip-off. My girls had lice for years and we must have spent a fortune on that stuff. You can get rid of lice with a treatment but then kids go into school the next day and get re-infested straight away. I have been near to tears sometimes, and I hated using some of the lotions as one child has asthma and the fumes were terrible. Also the oils make your bathroom into a death trap as it is so slippery. You can hope the kids whose families dont' treat them change desks or you can just accept that you need to comb through your kids wet conditioned hair thoroughly every single day for a good month, to make sure you get new hatchings, and then check for re-infestation every few days till your child leaves primary! This is not a popular option as it is so time consuming, but it is the only way, and at least it is free and smells nice. I also asked my kids to link arms or hold hands with their friends instead of hugging and this really helped. Touch wood we have been lice free for a year.





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    i am 14 and i have always had alot of hair on my arms and legs, but now i ve started to notice alot on my belly and chest aswell as my hands and feet and im really nervous for the summer showing my belly and back. i wax my arms and shave my legs, as i find it easy to keep on top of my legs, but my belly and back would take ages to wax all completely, i really dont know what to do!?





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    i have the same problem, thats what im tring to research,i am also 14 and ive just read that its 1 in 10 women who have that, if you get any more info on this can you please tell me? thanks :)

    i have the same problem, thats what im tring to research,i am also 14 and ive just read that its 1 in 10 women who have that, if you get any more info on this can you please tell me? thanks :)

    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 am 13 and I have eczema on my arms it is pretty bad and I use diprobase which works pretty well but you have to keep putting it on regularly. It is starting to go but with heat I get it really bad no matter how much I put on! I have only started putting it on regularly now because my mum told me if I didn't I would have eczema for the rest of my life and I couldn't live with that as I am embarrassed to show my arms when I go out. Try diprobase it really helps because you can put it all over your body!! Hope this helps!! Xxx





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    I am 14 years old i recently got a gf she is 18 years old I no she is old my mam just told me to becareful i can't see my head of my penis I never could I can't masterbate I never could I can't even wash my penis I am real scared tried to keep it in and not tell any 1 and I don't want to tell my girlfriend I am to scared what she will think I am really mature for my age most people in my school class are so childish I don't hang out whit people my own age I don't no what to do I am so so scared of what they think of me pls help me fast I love my girlfriend so much and I don't want to lose her pls help me





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    You're not supposed to wash inside your foreskin, just the outside (which I'm assuming is not an issue!) if it's preventing you from getting an erection or painful when you do you should see your GP. If it's not then it might not affect you, but still see your GP if you're worried - you can't shock them, they've seen worse. If your girlfriend loves you then she won't leave you because your foreskin doesn't retract. However, please remember that you are under age and she is 18, she could be in trouble if you do anything, which I'm sure your mam is thinking about when she asks you to be careful.

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