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  • Excessive blinking is also known as blepharospasm

    Blepharospasm

    Excessive blinking and spasming of the eyes, usually characterised by uncontrollable eyelid closure of durations longer than the typical blink reflex, sometimes lasting minutes or even hours. Read more →

    My son is 14 years old 'he is having 4 small pilonidal pits'leaking of pus'oozing of blood is controlled after the antibiotic given we do,nt know wen this happened I mother found his pants spots during laundry he is not feeling any pains or discomfort but doctor adviced wide excision surgery to avoid future occurance. we parents totally disagree for wide exicion,hell no but it has to be treated ..so me (mother) only ready for primary closure and stiches on the side.will it be worth I realy need help how my son can be treated without wide excision and that long time healing can we decide for primary closure 'I am very hopeful after this it will never reoccure.please advice me. ALSO he is seen by a general surgeon so is it right to have a surgery by general surgeon????????????? Or the surgery should be done by a COLO RECTAL SURGEON'Please answer my concerns'Thankyou This is mother





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    I have on each eyelid ,an orange patch .The skin is not raised or ruff .But seems to have got darker over the last few years .





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    Hi. I am 39 and my legs frequently double in size with swelling. Also do my ankles my wrists and fingers. Elbows knees and feet. Yet all tests at hospital and doctors result in no answer. I really need closure as it affects work and day to day life. Any help would be greatly appreciated





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    I have one massive Millia spot on my right eyelid! I've been to my gp and she refuses to do anything about it I'm 15 and it's affecting my confidence and I really want it gone I mean I haven't got loads just one big one and as its on my wyelid I don't want to do it myself In case I damage my eye what do I do???





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    hi guys i had upper eyelid surgery on my right eye 8 yrs ago. the problem i have is referred to as a photsis, and it has unfortunatley has returned much to my displeasure, its massivley embarrasing and its certainly impacted on my confidence. please help





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    I'm 17 and have only one sexual partner, he has been the only partner for the last 5months. However, when we had sex he said my vagina feels different, and bigger? I don't know why this is and i can't give him the explanation he's looking for ( me cheating on him ) because it hasn't happened! I really would like some explanation to why this is, I'm also getting a milky like discharge. Please give me some closure on this,





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    i had bells palsy around 4 or 5 years ago and i can see myself that my face still isn't back to normal, is slightly noticeable sometimes more than others. mainly in my eyes, it looks as if they are different sizes and one eyelid sits lower than the other. i know its small but it really bothers me and i don't like getting pictures taken because of it. is there anything at all i can do





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    Hi daniel i had bells palsy 4 years ago 2 months after having my 1st child i woke up and my ear popped and my face dropped on 1 side worst thing ever not only did i just gie birth i had this to top it off and suffered with post natal depression too. Mine lasted around 8 months with the help of anti biotics and steroids. Its still not 100% back to normal i get tired and my eye closes more than other and when i smile my eye shuts more its horrible i do massage it on my cheek bone to stimulate the nerves it helps mine bit more but dont let it get you down just think people gotta live with worse in every day life. Hope the massaging helps chin up. Kylie

    How can I safely remove an eyelid skin tag? I've used the "Heal Skin Tags" by Amoils for six weeks as directed, though the tag is still there.





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    hello my son has what i thing is milia eyes, he has them at the eyelid but it does not seem to have any discharge on it so i dont know if there are diferent types of milia eyes or it looks deferent because he is just 9 years old? thank you for your time.





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    I used to have milia when i was a child until I was around 13 years old when they started to disappear. I used to be so embarrassed about it and other kids/even my friends made fun of me all the time. I'm 21 now and I'm not sure what happened but they disappeared and I haven't had it for years. Now that I look back, I think they began to disappear after I developed a proper skin care regimen - washing my face twice daily with facial cleanser, occasionally using a facial scrub (once or twice a week), and using a daily facial moisturizer twice a day after washing my face (which I believe is often overlooked -people worry about the greasiness- but I think it is KEY to a nice complexion). My complexion is very clean and even now when before my face used to feel extremely irritated especially around my eyes where the milia was.

    Hi, Iam 25 afew years ago I had some kind of infection in my eyes, so I use to rub my eyes. Now I have noticed pigmentation in my both eyelid area, it's quite embarrassing because some people think Iam using eyeliner or something like that. Iam just wondering how to get rid of this pigmentation.





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    i get a twitch in my eyelid from time to time. my eyelid doesn't actually close and i dont blink excessively, but my eyelid starts like quivering and i can't control it nor stop it.





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    Hi, I had a spot on my inner eyelid, is this normal? The upper eyelid swelled ans then the head come underneath, i got rid of it but i'm afraid it will affect my eye, please help!





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    hi Kate I also have marcus gunn, its a real bitch to live with. There is a sugery for it, but its pretty extreme and afterwards eyelid symmetry can be a issue. Do you have ptosis by the way? wehn one eyelid droops lower than the other?

    Which surgeon has performed a septal hole closure the most and is the best in the UK? When you look on the web for advice Kridel in America looks outstanding as a surgeon and has a high success rate for closure. I have seen a couple of ENTs and as my perforation is quite large I want to make sure I get the best surgeon for the repiar. Any help would be so much appreciated as I dont want to have to fly to America if I dont have to.





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    Hi, I have had a problem with my left eye since I was born. My left eyelid appears to be attached to my jaw. When I yawn, chew, sometimes just when I talk, my eyelid goes up - a lot higher than my right. It has effected my confidence, I dont like to eat in front of people and although I am sure everyone has noticed it, I never speak about it. I have looked it up on the internet and think it is called Marcus Gunn syndrone or Jaw winking. I have not found out anything about a cure about would be interested to knoe if anyone has has a similar experience?





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    hi Kate I also have marcus gunn, its a real bitch to live with. There is a sugery for it, but its pretty extreme and afterwards eyelid symmetry can be a issue. Do you have ptosis by the way? wehn one eyelid droops lower than the other?

    Hi my name is Owen and i also have marcus gunn, I am now 23 and would love a surgical fix for this

    I started with one on my eyelid while I was pregnant with my daughter. It didnt really bother me until last year when another one came on my other eyelid. I tried the garlic, total disaster, my eye swelled up and it was very sore. By this time it consumed all my time. Tried make up to cover them but I was still embarrassed by them so..I tried wartner gel. It stung a bit but nothin like the garlic. Scabbed over for a week but then they were gone. Did one eye at a time. It has left two little whitish scars but nobody can see them with a bit of concealer. If they come back I wouldnt hesitate to do it again. Thank god for wartner.





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    Hi can you please tell me how you used the partner and for how long? Thanks

    The wartner comes in a tube like a little pen. I just twisted the tube so a little drop came out and applied it to the xanth. It went white. Did it twice a day for a few days and it started to peel. It was sore for a day or so then just scabbed like a spot. When healed it just looks like a little white scar which is easier to cover with makeup. I dont know about anyone else but the xanthy yellow colur was alot harder to conceal. I wouldnt hestitate to use it again but please do be very careful with it being so close to your eyes. I feel very sorry for people with these they are horrible and embarrasing. People say they dlnt notice them but really I bet they do, just darent ask you. I find myself looking for them on everyone but only seen two others with them. Good luck if you decide to try the wartner.

    I started with one on my eyelid while I was pregnant with my daughter. It didnt really bother me until last year when another one came on my other eyelid. I tried the garlic, total disaster, my eye swelled up and it was very sore. By this time it consumed all my time. Tried make up to cover them but I was still embarrassed by them so..I tried wartner gel. It stung a bit but nothin like the garlic. Scabbed over for a week but then they were gone. Did one eye at a time. It has left two little whitish scars but nobody can see them with a bit of concealer. If they come back I wouldnt hesitate to do it again. Thank god for wartner.





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    I tried the wartner last year it actually did take the yellow plaque away so I started to use the dermacolor and fixing powder to blend the small scars that were left. Personally I don't recommend garlic tried it it just burnt my eyelids and took ages to heal. If you use the wartner be very careful I used a cotton bud to apply it so not to get it direct on your eyelid or in your eye only to get it on the xanthelasma.

    I purchased the Wartner Gel pen and have not Used it yet because all the instructions are in a different language (not English). Do you mind sharing how you applied, how long you left it on, did you wipe off, etc. This would really help me for the application process.

    Hi everybody!, I have been enjoying all of your comments so please keep posting them. I am skeptical that the garlic method could work with my "fatty eyelids." I advise everyone to seek professional medical attention for addressing one's xanthelasma condition. Please don't squeeze or apply harsh chemicals to your delicate skin; you may cause injury to your self! I look forward to the day soon when I can visit the local dermatologist in Hilo for a consultation about my xanthelasma disfiguration. Early this year, 2012, a anthelasma lesion appeared on each of my top eyelids on the inside areas near my nose. The one on my left eyelid looks like a streak of fatty tissue under the skin lighter in color than the rest of the eyelid. The lesion on my right eyelid is shorter but a little more pronounced or puffy in appearance sort of like hammered metal and slightly yellowish in color. I feel self-conscious about these "spots" because they are fairly noticeable. I'll post an update after I see a skin specialist when I decide how I will pay for it because I do not have a health care plan at age 52. I'll just have to become more creative.





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    Hi i am a 23 year old single mum and have had bells palsy for 3 months now, i was diagnosed as far as im aware 40 hours after onset and given predniselone steroids. At present i still grind my teeth and talk a little funny although my smile looks 'normal' if i don't show too much teeth. However my left eyelid still wont close and my vision is worsening by the day. I have eye drops and gel lubricant as i still have to tape my eye up at bedtime. I havent left the house since i am getting really down and cry alot and my 2 year old is suffering also due to boredom of always being indoors which isnt good for anyone. Is my eye going to get better, since reading previous posts where a girl had to use a tens machine to help nerves function again or get an operation on the eyelid, i am really really worrying. Its already dipped my confidence to an almighty low and i cant take anymore.PLEASE HELP!!





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    Hi,I sufferd from bells palcy wen I was 18 it started wiv my cheek sweling and numbness in the right side of my face I could feel something wasn't rite I went to the docs...they referred me to a dentist cos my cheek was swollen too so the dentist said I must have absus and removed one of my teeth days later face still swollen n couldn't move one side of my face still so kept on guin to the docs who kept referring me to dentist until finally wen the swelling in my cheek went dwn the doc could see it was bells palcy and fort the swelling of the cheek corsed it but yo this day every now n then my cheeks wells up and my eyes twitch all the time and I get pain in the bk of my eye,jaw,ear,can be really agonising i was once up 3 ful days crying in agony n the docs jus gave me pain killers.sum times ya cnt tell my cheek is swollen bt will feel like a fat plum and is really fustrating not knowin wt causing this and I suffer from anxiety and depression I'm jus wondering if its all linked or anyone kno wots causing it thx

    Hi ya, I had my first attack of Bells Palsey and unfortunately was told to go home and there was nothing they could do (this was when I was 21, now 43), since then I massaged my face daily, which really helped as well as doing facial exercises. I have had two further attacks since and was then prescribed the same steriods, which really helped. I am under a nurologist now to find out why i get reoccurring symptons, but I also notice that i have good days as well as bad , everyday is different and I get a pain in my shoulder which can also make my face feel weak, should find out in August. Anyway I brougght a Tuo Visio handheld machine, which shoots micro current waves into the skin..........Best thing I ever brought, it cost £200 but well worth. You can take it on holiday, very handy to have. I have also been told that if you get the feelings that it may be happening again, (stress can cause it by the way), is to take 800mg of Ibuprofen. )Please check with your GP, that you are ok to do this !) and stay calm and believe me it works! my eyebrow is still paralised but hey thats saves on botox. I do appriciate how it knocks your confidence, but hold your head up things will improve. massarge everyday!

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    It sounds like something that you are concerned about, Laura, and you should go and see your GP as it might give you some closure. Clearly you will continue to manage as you have but you might feel better knowing rather than wondering. Best wishes.

    my son has ps for two years about 16 operations he goe to nurse every day to get packed he is using prontosan wash now but nothing working do you think laser surgery will help or what is vacum assisted closure





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    Hello How did the laser treatment go ? I have one on each of my eyelid thanks

    i have 2 skin tags, the one on my eyelid is kin of stopping that ey from fully openning like my right one, should i see my GP about it?





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    Hey im 15 and have had these little white bumps around the crown of my penis for a long time about 2-4 years im not that worried about them but hoping to find closure on what they acctually are it seem alot of boys have them as i read the comments left by others and information would be much obliged





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    the septum is thin anyway not sure if it would be possible with out going to a doctors to determine if it has got thinner or not. Could just be a bit paranoid from come downs etc? However you shouldn't be worried about going to the doctors even for a check up just in case. That way at least you will get peace of mind and definite closure.

    Hi, I'm Garima,age 29. My heart murmurs were strong since birth, though detected very late.I had an open heart surgery 7 years ago in India. It was an ASD closure.There are the operation scars because of that and it looks very embarassing. Could something be done to get rid of that???





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    I'm 23 and I got one on my left upper eyelid. So paranoid that I cpuld get more. Mine isn't as raised as some that I've seen pictured but I can't get over this. I also have NF1

    my white spots are very big and people allway ask about them they are round my eyes and on my eyelid,they are very embarrassing to be out anywhere please can you help me,





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    Hi- I'm 17, and for the last year i had one white spot above my eyelid, i kind of ignored it and hoped it would go down, it hasn't and now i'm getting more below my eye and even on my nose!!! what can i do as it's affecting my confidence!!!!





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    my left eye most mornings has a layer of dandruff or something very simular attached to it between the eyelid and the eye lashes it becomes quite itchy, any ideas what it might be??





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