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cloverbee
post May 19 2006, 05:44 PM
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I don't know nereid but I have the same chicken skin thing under my eyes too. drives me nuts!!
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nereid
post May 19 2006, 02:16 PM
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I've got this wierd chicken skin thing, too - under my eyes. UGLY! I haven't any idea what to do about them. Moisturizer doesn't help.
I also have another skin thing: Everytime I go and exercise, a big red splotch appears on my right upper arm. It's shaped like Africa. Looks like a rash, but isn't irritating. Anybody have any idea what this could be?
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post May 14 2006, 06:31 AM
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lurvpaint - I have that skin on my arms. The problem with exfoiliating is that it seems to just make them redder. I do notice it clears up a lot in summer. However, if you, like me, worry about having old, wrinkled cleavage from sun exposure (every year I forget the sunscreen untilt after at least one mild cleavage sunburn), consider asking a dermatologist for something. Sorry, I know that is not much help.


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cloverbee
post May 14 2006, 12:36 AM
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I'm sorry lurvpaint, I don't know what to tell you. I have no cleavage.
I do have a question though. I began bodybuilding a few years ago and got pretty big in the arms and I quit building about two years ago and now I want my arms to shrink back down to ladylike proportions. I feel kind of like a freak. I have big arms but not that much muscle anymore and the rest of my body is skinny. help!!
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lurvpaint
post May 9 2006, 06:14 AM
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sorry jkp - I have no idea. The best I could say is drink lots of water and that is so obvious it's lame.

so me me me me me! i have a question about ME! i have chicken skin in my clevage. i had it last year too. It's been there the whole time only in the winter I'm all covered up and now that it is spring I want to uncover some but BUT But! as I mentioned: I HAVE CHICKEN SKIN BETWEEN MY BOOBAHS!!! tiny flesh colored bumps filled with thick sebum. They are not satisfying to pop. I've tried exfoliating and alpha hydroxy lotions. Anyone else have this issue? Anyone have a solution?? Save me!
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jkp_77
post May 8 2006, 09:42 PM
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So I was told to post this question here to get more help!!! Anyone please, I need some BUSTO insight!!

Last year starting around the end of April I started to get this musty underarm smell very sporatically. I tried keeping track of what I ate and couldn't link it to just one thing. Milk, caffine, desserts (like pie) all seemed to give me 'the smell' at least once but not every time I consumed them. So this smell emerged about once a week or less just at random times and then in October it just stopped. I haven't had it all winter long and now back in April/May it's reared its ugly head. I don't think I've been eating anything too differently. This is why I thought it might be an outside air allergy since it comes only on certain days and certain times of the year. Anyone heard of such an allergy to milk or pollens giving bad underarm odor??? I'm so stumped!
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voodoo_princess
post May 8 2006, 06:49 PM
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altargrrrl - thanks! I also found out today that the grandmother(they all live together) is also breaking out but the aunt and grandfather ARE NOT. The mother and grandmother are breaking out in the typical "scabies" locations, but the baby is just on the head..... I read that scabies can get on a babies head but not an adults..... i just don't know. I am still leaning toward environmental allergy.... the grandmother works at the same place as the mother.... both are exposed to the same chemicals and such....
I'm gonna read about eczema tho, thanks a ton!
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altargrrrl
post May 8 2006, 06:39 PM
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it could be eczema. that looks like red, flaky patches, and often itches. in fact, according the the wikipedia article i linked to, there is a type of eczema called cradle cap that forms on babies' heads and looks like round patches. my cousin and her dad both have eczema, and some forms of it are hereditary. you said the mom has had the same type of breakout, so that could be another sign. cortazone cream like cortaid can help reduce the itching and inflamation, but i'm not much of an expert on babies, so i don't know if that's safe for them.

i hope you figure out what it is, or at least how to make it less itchy and painful. poor kid!


oh, and i agree that gargling with salt water can definitely help a sore throat. at least for a little bit.
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voodoo_princess
post May 8 2006, 03:34 PM
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mornington - thanks.... i have been considering ring worm too. it's not a "ring" exactly but i know it can have various looks to it. some of the spots today were red and had crusty yellow stuff. she has had this for a very very long time and so far i and my family have not caught whatever this is...... we wash our hands alot and use the creme i bought everytime we get ANY kind of itch just so we might prevent whatever it is.... i hate to turn the baby away because it's not her fault so i really want to try to find something to help her get better.
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amilita
post May 8 2006, 12:56 PM
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gargle salt water for a sore throat. lots of salt...like a tablespoon or more in a small glass of warm water. it makes me gag, but it actually works.
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mornington
post May 8 2006, 12:36 PM
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voodoo - my first thought was ringworm too. I had it and it itches like hell. What you describe sounds just like it - especially look if there is a higer (sometimes whiter) ring around the edge of the scab. You'll need an antifungal cream & to keep an eye out for yourself as it spreads by contact once it spores.

Anyone got any good cure-alls for the world's most irritating sore throat? I'm feeling sorry for myself and the honey & lemon ain't cutting it.
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voodoo_princess
post May 8 2006, 11:32 AM
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I think they have cats, but I'm not sure what all the baby is exposed to because as I mentioned, the mother is young and not very responsible and I get the impression the baby is pretty much dragged all over the place and they stay alot of different places beside home..... not an ideal situation all the way around, I must say. I was wondering if it may be that the baby was allergic to something from the mother's work too. I used to work in the same place and actually broke out in the same sort of spots because I was allergic to a chemical used in the plant. It's a metal fab. plant and they use a wide variety of chemicals and paints. The mother is usually filthy when she arrives from work and just picks the baby right up and holds her against her dirty clothes. I don't know......
Thanks for the tip tho *msgoofball*
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msgoofball
post May 8 2006, 11:20 AM
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are there any pets in the house? all i can think of is an ex-roomie who had gotten ringworm from a batch of kittens. either way, it needs to be checked out. good luck!
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voodoo_princess
post May 8 2006, 11:11 AM
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OK, I have a question and ANYONE who might can give me a clue as to what I am dealing with here, I really want to hear from you....
Sometimes I keep my "friend's" little girl who is 4 monthes old. Rather unfortunately for this baby, she has had (what her doctor thinks was) scabies since she was born and the "friend" has had this same affliction for over a year now. The "rash" went misdiagnosed FOREVER and finally someone said scabies and treatment began. The BODY rash cleared up, for the most part, on the little baby and I have not seen any spots on her body for a while now BUT, she DOES have these round patches on the side of her head, about the size of a dime (maybe a little smaller) that are red and slightly raised and kind of blistery, crusty looking. Like a yellowish crusty look, but also red and bumpy, blistery looking. These things obviously ITCH since the baby is constantly pulling her hair and grabbing on that side of her head. These "spots" are not found anywhere else on her and they have come and gone several times and always on the same side of her head and in the same spots. I have been putting SULPHUR CREME on her head because this is what's recommended for babies in the case of scabies and such and since that was the last diagnosis, that's also what the docotr prescribed. I am not thinking that this is scabies and neither is the doctor anymore. He says she needs to see a specialist. It does not look or act like scabies anymore. Originally the "rash" DID look like scabies and was on her feet, hands and torso and cleared up with lotion treatment. BUT, these head "spots" are something all together different from the other "rash". Sometimes they are there and sometimes they go away, but so far have always come back. I have never shown any symptoms myself and neither have my children (as I would think we would be able to catch something like scabies quite easily) and we spend quite a bit of time with the baby and she sleeps with me and in my childrens beds and is on our furniture etc etc etc..... Maybe this is a fungus???? Does anyone have any ideas for me? I would take her to the doctor myself but she's not my baby and the "friend" is only 18 years old and not the most responsible young person I have ever met. I keep buying medicines and special soaps for the "friend" to use on the baby and I have ordered a huge tub of sulphur creme off the net to keep at home in case any of us break out, but...... I'm at a loss here and I just feel sooooo sorry for this little baby.
Sorry for the LONG post......
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post May 6 2006, 10:10 AM
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Hi mornington. That's happened to me... after running my bc packs together I was about 4 hours late taking my pill one day and my period started. I've had other friends who have had these "demi-periods" too from changing the way they're taking the pill. I think it's normal. Our bodies don't really like it when we try to pull a fast one on 'em :-)
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mornington
post May 5 2006, 05:59 PM
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persimmon - I'm the same. "a long time" is relative - as long as you're healthy and getting all your proteins etc in your diet it's not something to worry about. keep 'em clean and unless they're huge, don't fret.

ok... anyone got any experience with running thier bc packs together (without a break/placebo) and getting a sort of demi-period when they're not supposed to? I've been to the doc to check it is this & I'm waiting on the results, but any reassurance that I'm not actually falling apart from the inside out would be cool.
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cloverbee
post May 4 2006, 10:03 PM
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persimmon, you may be stressed. people who are stressed have cuts that take longer to heal.
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pepper
post May 4 2006, 08:36 PM
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ali, good for you for going to the doc. take good care, it is sooper catchy and you can get it all over yerself. the kid gets it on his face, nose and such, from daycare every now and then. what a drag.

p. girl, immune system needs some boosting?
you can track your daily food/nutrition intake at fitday.com, it's free and can show you what you may be missing in your diet if you use it faithfully for a few weeks. good luck.

girls, why am i still breaking out? i'm in my thrities for cripes sake. wrinkles and pimples, mmm attractive. maybe it's stress. gah, whatever it is i am not loving it.
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persimmon_grrrl
post May 4 2006, 08:26 PM
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hi people,

i was jus wondrin...my cuts take a long time to heal. wha's the deal? i don't have scurvy, and i'm pretty sure i'm not diabetic. i'm young, otherwise healthy...dude?
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amilita
post May 4 2006, 04:23 PM
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Swollen ankles aren't really an injury, but for an injury, generally, ice can be helpful for the first 24 hours, and after that just use heat when you need it. In this case, I'd say use whichever feels good. Definately elevate your legs/feet, though.

Msgoofball, there is a stationary yoga pose I used to do after a really hard nursing shift when my legs felt heavy and achy...you just lie on your back with your legs straight up the wall...butt touching the wall, too, or at least close.

I would also do ankle rotations alternating directions every so often, too. (In the yoga pose or not.) It helps your venus system along so that trapped fluid can get back into circulation.

If you can at work, elevate if you have breaks...also make sure you are moving your feet/ankles (like the rotations) periodically.
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