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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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_octinoxate
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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mornington
post May 4 2006, 04:13 PM
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msgoof, if you've got a footstool handy, sit down and put your feet up. or lie on the sofa, you get the picture. My mother gets swollen ankles (she retains water there) and it's the best thing.
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tyger
post May 4 2006, 03:14 PM
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(((allygat0rr))) impetaigo (or however you write that sucker) sucks. i got it on my face years ago, and it sucked. especially when i was deemed uncontagiouos and went back to school, my gross scabby face still present in all its splendor
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cloverbee
post May 4 2006, 02:08 PM
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msgoofball, ice is only good immediately after the injury. you need heat. maybe a heating pad or a warm foot soak or if you have one of those hand wax machines dip them in it. and I would keep them elevated. good luck!
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allygat0rr
post May 4 2006, 01:51 PM
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i went to the doctor. its impatigo or w/e. lol.
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msgoofball
post May 4 2006, 12:23 PM
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my ankles are swollen from standing so much cuz of my career(hair stylist). anyone have any suggestions to help reduce the swelling...? i did ice last nite and it didn't seem to help..felt good though.
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pepper
post May 3 2006, 08:21 PM
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sounds like herpes babe. get thee to a doctor and not "eventually" either. like Right NOW!
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allygat0rr
post May 3 2006, 06:22 PM
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i dont know if this is the right thread... BUT I HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM. i have these NASTY things that like... they look like red pimples / blisters on my thighs and on my butt. and like, in the female area... kinda. i dont know WHAT they're from because i havnt done anything so im really freaking out. and i have one on my mouth. i think i should go to the doctor eventually... i just really wish i would find out what these are without going. :-( can someone possibly help?
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karianne
post May 3 2006, 07:33 AM
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((pinkmartyr)) I hope you are feeling better.

I need to get a water filter also.

Does anyone have any experience with hyperthyrodism? I haven't seen the doctor yet or anything, but I wonder if I have this. I am going to make an appt. I've lost a lot of weight recently & now am experiencing anxiety. I have heard those can both be linked to hyperthyroidsm.
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post Apr 29 2006, 11:32 PM
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From what I've heard, and in my own experience, Pur water filters are the best. I've seen a lot of studies done that show they remove the most pollutants. My family and I have been using them for a long time and I think they leave the best taste. Brita filters always have an odd taste to me.


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cloverbee
post Apr 29 2006, 11:26 PM
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can anybody recommend a good water filter???
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cloverbee
post Apr 27 2006, 10:00 AM
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hmmmm.....raskel. I take nature's sunshine multi-vitamin. you can get it at betterherbs.com. It's really high quality but it says to take four a day. I only take two.
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raskel
post Apr 27 2006, 01:10 AM
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I'm looking for a really good pharmaceutical grade multi-vitamin that's not going to run me $60/month. Does anyone know where I can find what I'm looking for?
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