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    Hay Fever

    Hay Fever is one of the commonest allergies in the UK. Nine million of us are familiar with the runny nose, sneezing, headaches, watery eyes, itchy throat and breathing and sleeping difficulties that can last throughout the summer. Read more →

    I have a squint . I had an operation when I was 2yrs old . The op help a tiny bit but hardly!I had it in both eyes . I am also long sighted , so I need glasses any way! Still at school I get called "4 eyes!" It is really annoying! Will laser eye surgery help!?





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    my 3 yr old son has a bowel problem sometimes his poo is tarry or like a paste even very watery he can even be constapated he lets wind off alot & sometimes when he lets wind it follows through i have been to his gp & they thought it was colic & they took a poo sample but that came back normal i dont know what else to do any suggestion





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    i am 16, nearlly 17, and i think i have a squint, is there anything i could do to make my eyes more straighter?





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    ive heard that if you focus on an object and keep focusing on objects the eye will get stronger

    my 8 year old has very red eyes all through the summer we have tried many eye drops and syrups from our doctor but none work our gp says its hay fever





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    my 3 month old baby has bad chicken pox all over his eyes and mouth and is very drowsy. what do we do should we phone the hospital as it is after hours





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    My 12yr old daughter still wets the bed occasionally. She has been diagnosed with an under developed bladder. The problem is when she does wet the bed, the odor is soooo strong it bring tears to my eyes.





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    You Could wake her up in the middle of the night and spray air freshener, wake her up so she can go to the toilet, then in the morning open the window strip the beds and spray airfreshner again!!!! i did that with my daughter!!! hope my advice helps!!! :)

    my son wets the bed and the reason why the urine smells sooo strong is because she is dehydrated!! water is the key and alot of it through the day. at least 1200 mls

    A dust allergy seems likely, I have this and whenever I go somewhere dusty I get itchy eyes and violent sneezing fits. Try and hoover often, dust regularly, remove any mould and just generally try and keep things clean.

    my 13yr old daughter might have them i am not quite sure she has constantly been eating a lot of food, she said that she has a itch bum hole, she has very sore and burning eyes, she looks pail and very white in the face and she is constantly feeling sick.





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    The best thing to do is have a look at her bottom at night when it feels itchy. You can see the little pests wriggling about. We have an ongoing problem with our 4 year old.

    is the itching worse at night? I noticed my 12 year old daughter was itching back there throughout the day and night. I checked her bottom one afternoon because she was in distress but found nothing. Googled her symptoms when she woke up one night with it being particularly itchy and found out that if the itching is worse at night it's probably worms. Checked bottom again before she went to sleep and saw loads of them crawling out, she had a pretty bad infestation. Took her to the doctor the next day and confirmed it as threadworms. Hope this helps.

    my son is nearly 7 months and seems to only tolerate powder foods that you mix with water. if i try to introduce yoghurt or mash or anything like that he becomes constipated, he is having two breastfeeds a day with 3 powdered foods. he also comes out in a rash on his face, sometimes its only a bit other times its all round his eyes and is red and blotchy but not raised, this is when he has fruit, and usually disappears after half an hour and doesnt seem to cause him discomfort. surely this is not normal?





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    My daughter is nearly 2..she is experiencing 'episode' of crying and falling to fall. She is unable to pick herself up and an adult who is with her has to aid her in doing this. She goes lithargic for couple of minutes and holds either of her eyes. This happens only every few months but when it does occur she can have upto 15 'episodes' within the space of a few hours. This cango on for 2 days and then shewill be for a few months and no symptoms persist. Other than this my daughter is fit and healthy...please help!!!





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    My son just turned 4 we have been under the hospital for about a year now and hes had eeg's and mri scans and still found no brain problems but he has been diagnosed with focal epilepsy due t the electricity being produced further in the brain, When he has a seizure his eyes roll leg and arm stiffen and he's a bit twitchy sometimes he can do 10 in a day then nothing for a few weeks. He is now taking a anti seizure drug called Carbamazephine and they are at bay so go back and pester your gp for cosultant referal! My son is also very fit and healthy in every other way. Good luck x

    wow, this sounds very very similar to what my 8 year old is going through. Your Daughter is the first person I've found to have the same symptoms. She starts by having eye pain and this is a warning that she is going into an episode. She curls up in a ball and then after a couple of minutes she feels dizzy and her whole body goes completly floppy. The first episode lasted 3 days and wasn't as severe but now the episodes last between an hour and 24 hours and they are getting worse and worse. She cannot open her eyes when in an episode. Her CT scan was normal and we are waiting for MRI results. When she's not in an episode she is a normal happy child. It sounds very similar so maybe we can swap info if and when we get any?

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    My daughter has recurring conjuntivitus, swollen sore watery eyes. She's been seen in an emergency eye clinic. The said her eyes are healthy, and they think the eye area goes bad due to a type of eczema, because she also has dandruff , and eczema on her ears. She is 9years old and suffers from eczema, allergies, hay fever and mild peanut allergy. Please can you give advise, this has been going on for over a year and we are concerned as parents.





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    my partner gets alot of styes, she been prescribed alsorts and nothing seems to prevent them, she she cleans her eyes every night with hot salty water and hot water with johnsons baby shampoo, does hot compressions and they still come back on regular basis, she sufferes from dry eye syndrom, where her eyes produce alot of tears causing her eyes to water all the time, and eye lid eczmer is there any advice for preventing these as its been going on for years and seeing the doctor just isnt working





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    my daughter keeps getting styes repeatedly and as soon as it goes one comes up in the other eye and keeps swapping eyes i have took her 2 the docs approx about 10times and they have told me they will go in time and she has been gettin them on and off for 2years. They keep giving me ointment but thay hasnt done anything either apart from the sty keeps bursting, she has one at the moment and last night i notice her eyes looked like she was gettin conjunctivitus and then this morning her eyes were crusty and also her face had swelled up, i took her back to doctors and again they hav given me the same ointment. Im at the end of my tether with it all i need answers as to why she keeps gettin them and why her face has swollen. Please help





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    Hi I'm a gran and my grandson is just coming up to 2 he cannot cope with hoover hair dyer and does not respond to his name and often shuts his eyes tight if he feels his space invaded he makes a lot of noise but does not really form words or point to "where is your nose eyes ears mother" i do not feel I can talk to my daughter about this I was please to see your mum spoke to you,

    Hi Amy, I see your comment is a few months old now so perhaps you've already arranged treatment for your daughter. Our daughter had an operation in April, aged 8 months, for a fairly severe convergent squint. When we were deciding whether to go ahead, the main conflicting arguments seemed to be a) against surgery at too young an age in case the squint might be corrected by non-surgical means, versus b) correcting with surgery as young as possible to give the best chance of the child being able to learn to use both eyes together. I was certainly swayed by the second argument. It was stressful putting a baby through surgery. Although her eyes are now pretty straight, she has days where they diverge slightly and others when they're straight, and we don't yet know for sure whether she'll develop normal binocular vision. But, I am absolutely happy that we went ahead, for several reasons. 1) she is using both eyes at least some of the time, which she could not have done before - so she has a good chance of normal vision. 2) She looks cosmetically pretty much 'normal' - and though before the op we were quite used to her appearance, looking at early photos of her now is quite shocking, and without the op she would certainly have faced comments about her 'odd' eyes. 3) her personality changed quite dramatically after the operation: she was simply much happier and more active. I think this is partly because she had previously been picking up on our concern for her and our stress in the run-up to the operation. But I also firmly believe she suddenly found it much easier to use her eyes - it must have been quite hard work continually forcing herself to look straight, and always swapping from 1 eye to the other. If you do go for surgery, be assured that the eyes heal amazingly fast. The first few days the whites of the eyes will be quite red, but for us the worst thing after the op was wrestling to put antibiotic eye drops in (for the first week or two). Our daughter only seemed to need pain relief for a day and a half.

    Hi John. You must be doing it correctly for gunk to come out! This is normal and at your age it may well be clear and watery. As you get older the gunk will become thicker and white. The proper name for it is semen. Hope this helps.

    It is important for a kid with a squint to get it fixed up, because if left untreated, they wont be able to fix it because the brain gets so used to it, that its been permenantly programmed. I speak from experience- at 25 I am left with amblyopia. I did not have any treatment for the squint when I was little. I have no idea why that was my eyes refuse to work together. My brain relies on my right eye. If I try to look out of both my eyes at the same time, I get 2 seperate images, with a gap in the middle, and also the focus switches! Like now when I look out of both my eyes at the monitor the screen blurs, and out of my right eye I see the left edge of the monitor, and out of my left eye, I see the right edge of the monitor! Normally I look at the screen with my right eye. MY left eye can still see yet my brain mostly ignores the image, as it looks to the far right, and gives a different angle of the image than my right eye I can't drive because of the condition. I cannot judge distance and depth, though that might be because of my Aspergers syndrome, rather than my sight alone. I hope that people that could still have this problem fixed, get it fixed before they end up in my position





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    My 2 year old has been wearing glasses for 6 months due to having a squint in his left eye and mildly long sighted. One optician have said when his eyes develop fully both could improve and he may not need glasses in future when another said he will always need glasses. Very confused. Been back this week to hospital for eye check and apparently his squint has improved from turning in 50% to 40% with and without his glasses on. Therefore could glasses cure his squint fully before his eyes are fully developed?





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    my son is 2n half an he's always had bowel problems going from watery to realy hard stools n i've seen the gp many times just get given diolylite or lacsative witch never help we have mentioned weat intoralince to the dr as we hear the symptoms and they sounded like his symptoms but the dr always dismissis it stait off but after watching the show and then reading more on this it sounds much more like what my son could have but i know my gp wont listen it would be great to actully know whats going on with him and get some answers. laura what was your daughters main symptons and how did you get it diagnosed? plz help





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    Her main symptoms were sickness nearly everyday, massive weight loss and a really bloated stomach. (the usual symptoms are toilet problems) She was diagnosed after being refered to the hospital by the GP which took a very long time. If I look back now I wish we had been a bit more pushy with the GP. We were dismissed a lot too. She got really poorly before anyone listened!

    definatly get this looked at my daughter has been suffering for years and is only resently being diagnosed. Give the gp your suspicions but be firm. they are too quick to dismiss things by prescribing laxatives. we are under a professor at the hospital and they should do a series of tests for your son...good luck..

    Hi I have red marks around my eyes which itches alot and gets more red I have been to the doctors but nothing is working on my face its getting really bad , is there anything for this ?





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    My daughter is 2 years old, now a days she started crossing eyes but not constantly , what to do now? I am really worrying about that, please do the needful.





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    The best idea is to see somebody about it (doctors or opticians). Telling somebody about it as soon as it is noticed makes it more likely to be sorted quicker and less damage left if it turns out to be a squint. Some people with squints don't constantly cross their eyes (my family have told me this from my squint-story)

    Hi my little kid Hannah dribbles and gets sore eyes and gets dead skin on her nose and round her mouth





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    my daughter has had 2 lots of surgery to correct a squint the second op straightened her eye it lasted a year does anyone no why this happens her eyes are really bad now is it worth having surgrie for a 3rd time





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    my daughter has excema on her eyelids, the only thing that works is hydrocortizone cream but i dont want to keep using it what else can i use, or how else can i treat it? this problem is ruining her beautiful eyes

    my 5 year old daughter has molluscum contagiosum and they started out as a couple on her chin now has them on her neck near her nose and eyes one on her chest and a few on her inner arm is there any treatments that i can use as they bother her and i dont want her to have to put up with them for 12-18 mths?





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    Julie - please see my post above regarding a treatment. I used Apple Cider vinegar and the spots (which my daughter had for 6 months previous) disappeared within a week. Hope this helps x

    Thanks ive just got a bottle of poxiderm to try so hope that works

    Have you looked into Margellons disease for the worms in the nose? By the way, I have it and they like the ears and eyes as well. I hope you don't have this dreaded disease. It is as bad as it gets.

    I've had threadworms for 15 years am so scared have a doctors app coming up and am really scared have been having terrible headaches circles round my eyes and am always tired also scared I'm infertile.... help





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    I've had threadworms for 15 years am so scared have a doctors app coming up and am really scared have been having terrible headaches circles round my eyes and am always tired also scared I'm infertile.... help





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    Calamine lotion is good, as long as it's no where near his eyes, also make sure he gets enough protein. I'm a doctor my son also had prickly heat as a baby until he was five or so. You should be able to buy calamine lotion in any pharmacy

    The best idea is to see somebody about it (doctors or opticians). Telling somebody about it as soon as it is noticed makes it more likely to be sorted quicker and less damage left if it turns out to be a squint. Some people with squints don't constantly cross their eyes (my family have told me this from my squint-story)

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