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    Asthma involves an inflammation of the airways which causes them to narrow, making it difficult to draw breath. Read more →

    normal, the body is producing your regular puberty hormones. best time to shape up and bulk up those chest muscles. your hormones are kicking. excellent time to work on those pectorial muscles for chest development. buff, define those muscles. It's called: pubertial gynecomastia

    hi i need some advice my baby is 7 months old, and has breathing difficulties. he chokes when he lies flat, he very tight chested and wheezie all the time, seems to get ocasional have panick atacks when he is coughing. and worst cases goes blue around the mouth. everybody i meet says he sounds like he has a bad chest infection. he has seen so many different dr in these 7 months, they all say the same he is eating and most of the time well in himself so they arn't worried. send me home, i have got an inhaler for him but it does nothing. i feel like im going crazy i cant sleep im up with him all the time incase he chokes. what can i do?? what is it? any advice would be great.





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    My 3 1/2 year old son dribbles and spits alot. He seems to have an excess of 'fluid' which results in the dribbles and spitting. In addition to this it 'sounds' as though he has fluid in his chest. Over a period of a few weeks the fluid builds up, causes him to cough and eventually he coughs so much that he vomits the fluid up. It then starts all over again until he vomits a few weeks later. The ENT consultant had no idea, one doctor has suggested 'secretion asthma'. Another says that he holds his mouth open but that doesn't explain the chest and the vomiting. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.





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    hi.my name is milan.My foreskin is very tight.I want to know the exact causes of a tight foreskin.I am masturbating since the age of 15.Is this the cause of my tight foreskin?I don't want any circumscion.How can i get rid of it?I have got a job in a public sector company.I have to undergo medical test.Will this observe during medical test?





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    Hi Milan. This forum is really for teens and worried parents but I'll help. You are born with a tight foreskin and it is still tight because you have not stretched it. Masturbating usually helps to loosen it. It's unlikely that you will need circumcision and I would be astonished if a work place medical involved looking at your penis so don't worry. So, you can either go to a doctor who will give you some cream or just take regular warm baths and start stretching it back a little bit more each time. Eventually after a few months and a bit of pain it will shift. Take care

    my oldest son was done at the age of 3 he is 12 now and it was the best thing i done because he was in so much pain it wont get any better if the skin is tight it needs to be done i am waiting for my youngest son to be done as well he is only 4 but he crys when he wants a pee as he skin is very tight and his penis blows up like a ballon hope i was of any help to you sarah

    Hi, my son is 1 1/2, I noticed the tip of his penis slightly red at his 8 week check up, he was referred to a consultant who said it was just a bit tight and to pull back the skin after a bath,on his next check up he was 1 an 4 months we were told his skin was to tight an that he needed a circumcision, he doesn't seem to be in any pain and has never had infections, so do you think this procedure is necessary





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    Circumcision is a risky proceedure and results in the loss of a surprisingly large area of important skin. Many doctors are ignorant when it comes to the long and short-term effects of foreskin amputation. IntactAmerica.org is a good source of information.

    Hi Lyn. NO...a babies foreskin is supposed to be stuck to the tip of the penis. If he is not in pain then there is absolutely no need for circumcision. Take care

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    Hey, My name is Mark and I have a slight problem, I am 15 years old and have managed to pull my foreskin successfully over the head but somehow when it goes behind the head it is really tight and my head starts to get sore. Do you know the cause of this? I am sure I don't have a tight foreskin but I do not understand why this happens (I am uncircumcised)





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    Hi Mark. Your experience is normal so don't worry. All you have to do is gently keep stretching your foreskin when erect and eventually it will feel less tight and sore when pulled back. The uncovered head will be very sensitive. Do the stretching when you take a warm bath as it is easier. Always pull it forward again. Hope this helps.

    I am 13 and I am getting rashes all over my body, like they are little red dots on my chest, back, legs, arms and yeah. What is it? And how do I get rid of them? Please help me I look ridiculous !





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    Hello Cleo! I am no expert in young girls but I'm confident that your periods will start soon. A small amount of blood will pass out from your vagina with very little warning but don't be frightened by this...it is normal. As you mature, this will happen every 28 days. I think you should talk to your mother and possibly visit your doctor just to put your mind at rest on the little red dots! Take care

    Hey, I have just turned 14 and my foreskin is still tight, when it is erect it can't really retract ,only a little ( I can see just past my my urination hole when I pull my foreskin back, but it won't go anymore because its too tight) I'm really worried! Will it loosen up soon so I can pull it all the way back when I have an erection ? If not, what will I have to do so it can ? Thanks! PLEASE HELP!





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    The foreskin starts sealed to the glans, just like your nail to the nail bed. It's probably not too tight, just still sealed as it takes anything up to 18 before it fully unseals. Don't try to force it as you can hurt yourself and introduce infection (have you ever broken a nail? If you've experienced that pain it's a similar thing, if you haven't ask anyone who has how bad it feels!) If it hasn't fully retracted when you're 18 or causing you problems then speak to your GP, but you're still young and there's still time.

    Don't panic Mason, you are not alone and 14 is still quite young. Don't try and force it back. When you take a bath the warm water will soften the skin. Try retracting your foreskin then. Eventually it will start to move more. However, it could take a few months or years even to be fully retractable. Just chill out and be patient. Let us know how you get on as it may help other lads.

    My 2 yr old daughter has mc shes had them on her chest for well over a yr, recently got bigger been given cream from docs fuclin gel and its make them more scabby and they bleed what should I do , thanks





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    It is constent coughing wezzeness in ur chest and feeling really tyed tight chest and strugleing to breath after exersise no it is not a sigh for asthma i will no because i have it

    Im 13 years old and back at the end of November i had a cold and then that cleared up after about 2 weeks then a few days later i had bronchitis (i had that for about 10 days) then i had a chest infection just a week after the bronchitis cleared up, and now its left me coughing all the time, tight chest, wheezing and sharp pains in my chest like its being crushed with a brick





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    am 16 years old lad i started to get pubes at 13 and hair under my armpits about a year ago i started to get chest hair i feel embarressed as i go for swimming at school as my chest is hairy any other lad got chest hair at 15 or 16





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    hi...i am 20 year age(boy)..i have gots lots of hair in my all over chest ,feels embrasing to show the chest.as well as there are lots of hair in my legg.so donot like ware sort....plse can u what is tempory or permanent solution ... is there homophetic solution????





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    can you help me?!My daughter is now 15mths and she has a reoccurring cough, runny nose, and breaths like 'Darth Vader' at night. i have been to the doctors so many times i am now beginning to feel like a neurotic mum. They tell me her chest is clear and that it is a viral, but every 1-2 weeks this cough comes back and is distressing her, making her irritable and weak. It is worse at night and does keep her awake, we keep her window open slightly at night and never turn her radiator on. The cough seems dry.When the cough comes back i always think it's a chest infection.She is using a Ventolin inhaler. The only time the cough seems to go away or be kept at bay is when she is on antibiotics. Can you help make my baby girl happy without being on antibiotics x





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    my little ones 18 months is on ventolin inseade of ventolin as the ventolin dose not seam to work at all with his asthma! maybe ask ur doctor?

    Hi I'm 15 and I have excessive hair all over my body, my upper and lower back, my stomach, chest, bum, hands, arms, legs EVERYWHERE! I'm very self conscious and I'm now at the point where I can't stand to look at myself! I hate it I hate myself for being like this and it makes me so depressed I don't know what to do. I don't know why I am like this but I can't even smile anymore I'm so depressed about myself I also have acne on my face, back, chest and spots on my arms. Is there anything to permanently sort this out? Also because I am White British it's very visible as I have dark brown hair almost black and the body hair is black, maybe some parts it's softer and not as thick but still dark.





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    HI.my 4yr old son has got very tight foreskin..i have took him to g.p twice now and both times had to have anti-biotics as the top of his penis as got infected due to the skin being so tight.we were told to help him stretch it!!!is this right...he now in alot of pain after going for a wee...and advice will be most greatful ..





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    Phew! I don't share some GP's approaches to these issues. However, the antibiotics should have cleared up the infection. Remember foreskins in small boys tend to be tight and loosen up as they get older. Put him in a nice warm bath as this will soften the skin. Don't use soap initially. At an appropriate moment, wash his penis and gently try and stretch the skin back a little but don't make a fuss. It must be part of the normal bath game (or battle!). Then wash him in mild baby friendly soaps. Obviously, make sure you dry him off properly and get him to wear simple well fitting briefs to keep his bits well tucked in. Try this and don't worry. He'll be OK I'm sure. If not get back to us urgently.

    hi my son of 3yrs seems to have a tight foreskin and when he goes to the toilet, it looks like his wee bits ballons in the middle and is quite tight at the end. He has had a few infections in the past, balinitis?? sometimes he tells me its sore, my mum says he might need a wee operation. Is this normal for wee boys of this age or should i leave it till he gets a bit older?





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    Your best going to a gp to get i checked out! my friend brother had the same problem and he has a wee oporation and its solved it nicely, so if i was you i would consider this option for you child

    hi im 18 and i dont suffer as much as other people with tight foreskins but mine is tight when i get an erection. i can pull it done half to my head but then starts to feel uncomfortable pulling it down! is there anything i can do to losen the fore skin or do i got to the doctors to have it checked out?





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    im 25 and just started for some unone reson to have tight fourskin wen fully erectedand redness around the tip

    Hi, The muscular ring at the tip of the foreskin can be enlarged by the use of a cream prescribed by the doctor. It will take only a few weeks, but do not let anyone persuade you to have a circumcision, it's quicker for them, but you'll be sorry afterwards, when sex is less pleasurable. Your penis will need a little maintenance, but it's a lot less than cleaning your teeth twice a day.

    Hi Im 25 and had a very tight foreskin. I have managed to pull it back and can clean it regularly but it can still be quite tight to retract. would I still require to get a circumcision even though I can clean it on a regular basis?





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    Phew! I doubt you need circumcision. Perhaps more retracting back and forth whilst taking a warm bath is needed. This softens the skin and should make it easier. Over time things will improve

    would suggest you ask for a circ, i know doctors dont like to do it these days but trust me it is the best answer i had to go through it when i was 22yrs and i was sorry not to have had it done when i was younger

    is there anything i can do for my tight foreskin when erect and having sex i have a band of tight skin round my penis when the skin is pulled back and is painful when having sex





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    i'm 15 and i think my foreskin is tight, i can pull it back a little bit but not all the way, it feels very tight almost like its going to explode. Im to embarrassed to talk to my parents about it and i dont want a circumcision what should i do? Also it hurts a little bit when i touch under the foreskin is that normal if not what should i do?





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    Hey I'm 18 and I can pull my foreskin back a little more then half way at times, but I've noticed that there's a tight part that looks like a ring that goes around my penis that stops it from going any further. I do the stretches here and there, but that tight ring doesn't seem like it's getting any wider. What do I do?





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    Hi Johnny. Without a quick look it's not easy to appreciate what you are saying. I think you just need to focus on stretching so that you can get it right back over the bell-end. Try it when soft as it maybe easier and work up from there. The foreskin is just a double flap of skin and smooth muscle tissue. It is designed to be pulled back and you should really be able to do it by 18. Don't worry though but if things don't improve in a few months just visit your Doctor.

    I have had this problem as well. The foreskin is too tight to allow it to pull back over the glans. Mine is odd because the entire foreskin is reasonably loose except this ring near the end which is far too tight. I saw a doctor, he just said, stretch it with your fingers and give it time.

    I have had this problem as well. The foreskin is too tight to allow it to pull back over the glans. Mine is odd because the entire foreskin is reasonably loose except this ring near the end which is far too tight. I saw a doctor, he just said, stretch it with your fingers and give it time.

    i have 3 birth marks a its on my chest and one on my face and one on my bum

    I am 18 and I can't poo its giving me belly and chest pains what can help





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    Hi my boyfriend has been suffering from a tight foreskin for the past few months now and every time we try to have intercourse he has to stop because of the pain, and where it is so tight the skin splits around the tip of the foreskin and bleeds a lot, he's 20 and is very pessimistic about getting circumcised due to reading about men that have had it done and lost most sexual feeling, is there any other option than circumcision?





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    Hi Charlee! Sorry to hear this. I suggest avoiding penetrative sex and concentrate on stretching his foreskin gradually. Soaking in warm water should help and you could assist if you wish. Alternatively, his doctor could prescribe some steroid cream. Personally, I share his concerns about circumcision...its all very final. Do some research on line but don't worry. Together you will get through it. Take care

    I'm 20... Last time I use to be tight foreskin but when I 15 I fought out so I pull it back slowly and is done.. But after few year mean now will the tight foreskin still grow back? Cause I don't really know how to take care :( u think is normal or? Please help me





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    Hi Edison! When the foreskin has detached it will stay like that for ever. You must pull it back every time you wash to clean away the snegma. Keep stretching and exercising your foreskin and it will move OK

    So now how can I take care? Can I use soap? I must pull my foreskin everytime for exercise?

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    hi i am 16 years old lad and i have noticed that small hairs are growing on my chest is this normal





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    yes

    they can start at 14 or at 19. its normal whenever you start, so long as you do start at some point.

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