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    Hi. I only just saw this page, have there been any more developments with this machine or treatments for facial sweating. Can facial sweating get worse with hidrex pop 1000, and if so, are these effects reversible if treatment stops? thank you kindly





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    Hi I've just turned 27 and had good skin really all my life and suddenly over the last month I've had little spots all over my face mainly on my forehead cheeks , chin and the sides of my nose these spots are so little I can't squeeze them I've tried facial scrubs and facial soaps but nothing is clearing them they seem to be getting worse please is there anything I can do or use?





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    I've not a clue but maybe you've had an allergic reaction or your just getting teenage acne alot later on?

    I have no answer for you, but just wanted to say sounds very similar to my problem. I am 28, have little spots/unever skin round my hair line, jaw line, on my chin and a few on my cheeks. I have tried various spot washes but nothing seems to make any difference. They can feel a little sore at times too. I used to have such clear skin :-( xxx

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    My daughter had Bell's palsy aged 8 and again aged 15 she is now 33 and is suffering really badly with facial nerve pain. They say it's tmj and that there's nothing they can do. :0( she is in constant facial pain. Does anyone have any idea what she can do





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    My name is Kristine and i have embarrassing facial hair on my chin,side of my facial and upper lip. I do have it waxed and use hair removal. It gets me down cause i dont want other people to make fun of me and even if they dont notice i still feel uncomfortable. Do u know any treatments i can have done, without breaking the bank... thanks xxx





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    Hello, I am a female in my 30s with receding hairline. I went to see a hair specialist due to this problem because I was tired of wearing wigs. After series of test I was prescribed minoxidil 12.5% to use daily and come back for quarterly checkup in the clinic. A month into this treatment, I realised my hair was already growing but also with it came loads of facial fur like hair which darkened my complexion straightaway. Although this a side effect of the medication, I stopped the treatment because I can't imagine waxing my face. My worry now is that will my face go back to normal with no facial hair and if yes, how long will it take or will I be subject to facial hair removal for the rest of my life. Please advice as I took time off work because of the blatant stare I get when I am out. Regards





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    Around two years ago i became really worried about the hair growth on my face and became so upset about this i shaved it off using a wet shave. I now suffer every morning having to get rid of the facial hair before applying my makeup. Do you have any advice which could help remove all this facial hair for good and stop the growth. Many Thanks.





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    I am on treatment for pitutary micro adenoma....do u think pitutary adenomas cause excessive facial hair? I started treatment 4 months ago. But the number of facial hair is fairely increased....what can i do?





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    I had a 5 cm cist that burst on my ovary and caused my appendix to come close to bursting.this was removed when I was 16.i wasn't really explained to about pcos.but when I was 20 I went for a laparoscopy,as I had more cists on my ovaries.i have been on Yasmin since I was 16 (i am now 25) and come from RSA.moved to the UK in feb and when I went to go get a prescription for Yasmin the doctor told me that that pill has been banned.so he has put me on logynon. I have always suffered since my teens with facial hair (quite bad) and weight issues,but now the weight has just piled on in the last 4 to 6 months I would say,I cannot lose it and honestly want to eat everything I see,although I am eating healthily. My facial hair has gotten way worse,and I am having awful stomach pain and lower back pain. I get sharper pains in my left and right side,and my headaches are relly bad. I heard on your programme that you can get a cream to remove facial hair for good,is this just for prescription? And also would you say I should go to the doctor for my tummy,or is it more urgent?





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    I have had spots on my penis for years now. I'm 19 and I want them removed. There are like facial spots, however sometimes one spot can grow to be really big (bigger then any spot I get on my face) red and very painful, the huge spots burst sometimes by themselves. But the other spots are like visible facial spots and aren't pleasing to the eye! I'm a virgin and have had no sexual contact with anyone I went to the doctors and they didn't do anything!! I just want them removed, what do you think they are? And what should I do? Thank you!





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    easy - clean your penis everyday

    I don't have a hormone problem yet I have facial hair my doctor won't help me I was on fertility tablets clonmed they did not work now I gained weight my doctor says its my weight but I had facial hair for years now my belly is gotten bigger too and hangs low it hits my legs when I try to do exercise both hair and belly is embarrassing for me even my nieces and nephews comment on it





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    I'm 14 and have hair on my belly, top of my bum back, arms, it isn't cores because i don't shave there. i bleach my belly sometimes but because i have sensitive skin it stings a little. In the summer like so many on here i get really embarrassed my mum knows, but she dosen't know how i feel. and i don't know what else to do.





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    Hi, Im jessica and I wanted to ask you a question? It looks like I ahve little blsters on my foot but they're not blisters they're rock hard and they feel like I have cores in my feet I have a small patch where it looks like theres a group of them all squeezed together then they're spread out over my heel. I thurts when I stand and when I fidget with them to see what they are. What could it be ?





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    I think those small blisters that are rock hard are Verruca's.

    I am not saying your wrong , at all but Ive had verucas before and i doesnt feel nothing like them , Ive been doing a bit of research myself and I found a few more thins it could be but I am not sure

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    I would be really interested if there was anything said about this type (I'm assuming), of acne. I too have spots that contain only what I can describe as multiple, rice-grain type cores. They are very painful, and don't seem to heal unless the piece is removed. I am 35 and fed up with having unhealthy looking skin. Any ideas? Kelly

    I have a corn on the ball of each foot,which ive had round about 5 years,i have been to the chiropodi and have used corn plasters but nothing seems to get rid of the cores of them,im in my fifties and like walking but find it difficult because of the pain they cause.Is there a solution for getting corn free feet?





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    omg! i have the same problem as well. geeez! my unwanted facial hair is a hindrance when meeting new guys or going into a social conventions where there are alot of beautiful people around me.. i usually get nervous and low self confidence with people I don't know. but as soon as I got a hold of this brazilian waxing or facial wax strips, my unwanted facial hair disappeared! good riddance! i now maintain my skin to free myself from unwanted facial hair! :)





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    Have you tried aloe vera facial wipes,yes I said facial wipes,the only one I have used that help are from the co op 3 in 1 facial wipes after wiping your self after the loo, open it up put on to your hand then place it on your bottom wait till the heat comes through then fold over and wipe again,un bleached loo roll helps also.

    I keep developing spots that have white cores in the middle and will only heal if I remove it with tweezers and this can take weeks. I go to the sunbed a to clear the rest of my spots on my back, chest and arms. I'm nearly 45 and feel I shouldn't be having to deal with this at my age. I'm more concerned with the ones on my face as they can take weeks or months to heal. Any suggestions Sandie





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    I would be really interested if there was anything said about this type (I'm assuming), of acne. I too have spots that contain only what I can describe as multiple, rice-grain type cores. They are very painful, and don't seem to heal unless the piece is removed. I am 35 and fed up with having unhealthy looking skin. Any ideas? Kelly

    I'm 14 years old and I constantly feel like I'm going to wee my self, I have had this problem for about 6 months now, i have been to my gp they have me a tablet form, that didn't work. Then a different tablet form what was stronger, it mostly went away wile I was taking them but now the corse has run out its come back. And when I went back (just after I finish the cores) they said there was no infection and it shouldn't come back. But it has, and its getting to the point where I'm finding it hard to cope. Please help!





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    JODIE, READ 2/MAY/2013 BY MARIA...

    Urologist, get referred to a urologist..

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    I am 20 years old and have severe facial hair on my chin, side burns and cheeks. It isnt herededitary or genetic as my sister snad mother do not have any facial hair or body hair. Is there any way to reduce the facial hair as Im allergic to wax and have to get my face threaded every two weeks and it doesnt make the hair thinner as it grows back drastically in a week.





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    Laser treatment is the answer. I am a 38 year old female and have suffered with dark hair on my top lip since being a child. I plucked, bleached, waxed and shaved for years. I had my 3rd treatment of 6 this morning and the total cost wull be approx £300.00. I have always been concious of it but can't wait for the treatments to be over. There is already a vast improvement and I would recommend this to anyone. Wish I had done it years ago!

    Facial flushing or redness alone is not indicative of rosacea. I don't believe for a second that rosacea is anywhere near as common as they make out. flushing is a very normal mechanism and facial redness can have many causes. One thing I would like to say though is UV damage weakens the skin and breaks blood vessels commonly causing facial redness.





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    Hi, i have always had excessive thick facial and body hair since my teenage years. I wax my facial and body hair but it has come to a stage where l am fed up as the hair grows back quickly particulary on my face and i have to wax it weekly. This has knocked my confidence and i struggle to give eye contact as the facial hair is noticeable. I have looked into laser treatment but it is very costly which i can't afford. Can you help please?





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    I had laser treatment some years ago for facial hair on my upper lip which was successful. I now have facial hair on my chin and neck. After being treated for Breast Cancer in 2008, I am currently taking 1 20mg Tamoxifen for the past 18 months and I am soon to change to 1 25 mg Aromasin in March. In light of this, could I be able to have Laser treatment for my facial hair.





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    I am 19 i have a very hairy lower body, but not much hair on my upper body. I.e extremely hairy legs, pubes and bum. But no back, chest armpit, and not much facial hair, like a moustache and sum fluff on the chin, but no side burns. It gets me down as you see much younger boys with sideburns and facial hair. Any ideas on growing facial hair lol?





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    hi im a 39 year old female and im suffering from facial hair i was diagnosed with polisistic overies bout ten years ago but this facial hair is getting really bad to the point that im like a man shaving everyother day it is so embarrassing is there anything that can be done for polisistic overies as its driving me mad ive been tolded that the facial hair is down to the polisistic overies plese help me





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    i have pcos as well hun and to be quite frank with you it dose my head in to but keep of sugary things and see your doc they can send u for them to be busted if u want

    i am 20 and have always been very petite. i am about 5ft 4 and only weigh 7 stone. my whole body is extremely small and slim apart from my face... i have always had a lot of facial fat and therefore big cheeks. no one else in my family has this and i have tried several ways to try get rid of this including loosing over a stone, facial excercies, eating and drinking healthily..although the rest of my body gets slimmer the fat around my face doesnt seem to shift. friends and family have become concerned with my weight loss and i do not want to be unhealthy but cannot think of any other way to loose this unwanted facial fat! please help!





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    Hi, I'm 19 and have had facial hair on my upper lip since i was around 9 years old. I hit puberty quite young, and was developing breasts and pubic hair early, around 10. All through school I was bullied about my facial hair, and it really affected my confidence. I started to ignore what people said, but i'm still extrememly conscious when i go out in public. I bleach it with Jolen creme bleach, but this only lasts a week or so. My hair is very dark, almost black, so this doesn't help either. Do you have any recommendations on how i could prevent my facial hair growing so fast or how to get rid of it? Thanks





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    Hi I'm 19 and I've had facial palsy 9 times since the age of 5 where it gets better and then going again some times with gaps of years or even as less than 2 months . They've linked down to a virus with is attacking and damaging the facial nerve . The most important thing is to keep doing lost of facial exercises bunny nose , frowning, smiling , blow cheeks out and suck in and try and hold it . This is quite an out there thing but I had acupuncture one , It sounds weird but I don't think my face was going to get better but I think it help stimulate it , unfortunately the last time it went I haven't seen a lot of improvement . Hope this helps , it takes a lot of time to get better

    Hi I'm 19 and I've had facial palsy 9 times since the age of 5 where it gets better and then going again some times with gaps of years or even as less than 2 months . They've linked down to a virus with is attacking and damaging the facial nerve . The most important thing is to keep doing lost of facial exercises bunny nose , frowning, smiling , blow cheeks out and suck in and try and hold it . This is quite an out there thing but I had acupuncture one , It sounds weird but I don't think my face was going to get better but I think it help stimulate it , unfortunately the last time it went I haven't seen a lot of improvement . Hope this helps , it takes a lot of time to get better

    hi I have had these white milia spots for years and from what I know try avoiding oily products (ie facial creams without oil)on the face due to the natural oils your skin produces - it does help and use the most gritist facial wash.





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    i am 23 years old and i have sufferd with severe absesses since i was 12 i have had nearly 200 operations to remove them and it feels like i am getting them all the time i used to only get them in my groin region but of late i have them really bad under my arm on my breasts and on my stomach i am a verry clean person and am really concerned that i will suffer with thes for the rest of my life i dont go 1 week without a new 1 comming up it seems like i am always in pain the biggest 1 i have had was 4 inches round and 2 and a half inches above the skin and this was a recent 1 under my arm i am being left with scars all over my body the doctor can not find a cores please if any 1 knows of any remadies or medication or anything i am willing to try anything thank you for listening and sorry about the spelling please help amy

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