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    Behcet’s Syndrome is a rare disease that sees the blood vessels become inflamed. Read more →

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    Dermatitis

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    When my boyfriend was young he had an undescended testicle and had an operation to cure this. Since then his scar on his testicle has inflamed, it looks a little bit like a skin tag but is about 2cm in length and 2cm from the testicle. He won't go to the doctor's about this, but we're both worried it could be something other than an inflamed scar. Could this lead to health problems? or could this be something severe? Will this problem affect fertility?





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    I am 23 years old, i was just wondering when i masturbate for a long period the end of the skin around the head becomes inflamed! should i be worried as after a few days or more it goes down, but its not easy pulling the skin back to get the head out. is it normal?





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    It may be getting inflamed through the method you are masturbating. You might be squeezing too hard, pushing all the blood to the tip of the penis, damaging the small blood vessels. This could also be caused due to a tight foreskin. I'd advice using a lubricant when masturbating to reduce the friction, especially placing some under the foreskin so it can slide over the glands easier. You could also start doing light stretching of your foreskin in the bath or shower to loosen it so it rubs less during masturbation. Also take breaks during masturbation or don't so it for too long at a time.

    I'm 14 and I have never had sex and I found a lump on the lip of my vagina I also have some kind of thrush like symptoms which is red, itchy, swollen, inflamed skin. The lump doesn't have a colour but I can feel it under the skin, it is about the size of a pea. Any help?





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    I also had this I was petrified the lump was really hard it didn't look right and it started to get bigger and I could feel it I went to the dr and it was just a pulled hair my lump was hard and I could hold it between my fingers

    I am 14 and I have suffered from red inflamed spots on my forehead for about 8 - 10 months and they itch and when I put spot cream from my GP on the inflamed area the spots bulge and get reeder. How can I get rid of the acne?





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    If you have long hair, keep it off your forehead as much as possible AND DO NOT POP THEM! Wash your face twice daily, cut out all junk food and sugary drinks and drink plenty of water. Don't get stressed :) I used to have loads of spots on my face and body but, after a few months of switching up my diet and routine, I only have a few small bacne scars.

    Hii, im 15 and have like spots on the inside of my vagina, abit like yellow heads i leave them alone but it can sometimes become alittle agitated and inflamed. i doesnt hurt or isnt itchy or anything but i was wondering if its anything i need to be worried about or even if it might be thrush? Is there any creams i could use to make the spots less inflamed or even go away and do i need to worrie about it? Thank you. X X





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    I'll put in a bit of back story with this 'cus it might help me get an idea of what's going on. I've been working in a pub kitchen for two years washing plates and as you can imagine I get very wet from doing so. Since the sink was the same hight my groin area was constantly soaked - even through the provided apron. In the last eight months or so I have developed a rash in this area. I know that it isn't dermatitis because I have this on my hands already and it's a completely different kind of itching sensation. At times it gets so itchy that the skin becomes inflamed, but I can't stop scratching as otherwise I am unable to concentrate on anything. I particularly get itchy at night time and occasionally I can see small, reddish spots, which leads me to believe that it could possibly be scabies. I also get stinging sensations throughout the day which become extremely uncomfortable - especially when showering if my skin is inflamed at the time. I know that it is not eczema because I have previously suffered from this on my legs. Is there possibly any link between my job and contracting scabies (if that's what it is)? I am fully aware that to contract scabies there is required skin contact with an infected person, and I can confirm that I do NOT make contact with people in general simply because of personal reasons - I am also a virgin so there is definitely no chance of me contracting it sexually.





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    Try terbertine cream and keep area dry and cool as much as possible

    I have dry skin on my clitorus. nowhere else. i dont have anything usual. itches bad after i bath. not sore and not inflamed at all. went to nurse and was given e45. Says she doesnt know what it could be.





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    Hey, I'm 22, and my tonsils have been inflamed for years, but I have no pain. I have noticed that they have vain like scars all over them and holes where I can squeeze pus out of, (gross I know) I spoke to a doctor and she said it was normal to have the pus and doesn't sound like tonsillitis. I catch tonsillitis frequently, and doctors never suggested having them removed, but they are now scared and constantly inflamed. Should I be concerned?





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    My skin tag is in between my anus and vagina but closer to my anus It's really really itchy. It's not inflamed, or red and it's not a wart. Hoping there's a cream.





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    I suffer from a vaginal condition which I cannot remember the name of. It isn't sexually transmitted. The vagina loses its colour and the skin actually looks white,it can become very itchy and inflamed. Does anyone else have it or know of the condition.





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    hi, since the other day my skin at the top of my penis tip under the foreskin has became dry and sore. The skin around the tip is also slightly flakey. It's quite tender to touch and is slighlty inflamed. what is it and is it harmful? concerned 17yr old





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    I get that thats the outer bit, but Ive got a bit that sticks out of the hole I had a haemotomia when my son was born and I'm not sure whether its still sticking out? Should I see a Dr or is this okay to have? Just looks like a penny sized bit of skin popping out its not red or inflamed or sore to touch, not like a pimple just an extra bit of skin





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    Advisable to see a doctor.

    My partner has what looks like a small enclosed skin 'bag' or 'tag' coming from her anus. It seems to have a blood supply however doesn't seem to be piles as shown on the tv prog. or this site. It can be just regular skin colour or can be inflamed. Ant advice welcome





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    Hi I have been using Bazooka on my foot but it seems to be damaging the skin around the verruca a lot, the skin is painful and inflamed. Also seems to be some swelling and I'm not sure if it's helping the verruca! Shall I stop using it?





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    I have very itchy arm pits and the skin has become red and inflamed. I have only had it about a month. why and what is it?





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    It could be your deodorant that you are allergic to.

    hello, my boyfriend had an operation on his testicles when he was a young boy and for 4 years now the scar has been inflamed. I'm worried incase this could be something other than an inflamed scar and although it doesn't bother him, whether it will be affecting him internally? Please help, he won't go to the doctors about it and i would prefer to know if there is any major risks.





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    Hay I'm 15 and my bellend is rather red and looks inflamed. The skin attached to it is also red, is this normal or is there something wrong I'm worried but I don't want to go to the doctors.





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    Hi Carl. It sounds like you might have balanitis which is an infection on the glans of the penis. It van be treated fairly easily but you will need to go and see a healthcare professional for a presciption. If you don't want to see your GP then you can go to a GUM clinic or sexual health clinic. Don't be embarrassed, I am sure they will have already seen 5 cases of balanitis that day.

    Hi, My son has a piece of skin that goes from the tip of his penis and is attached to the foreskin. Is this normal or is this a problem. It is a little red and inflamed.





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    I had a skin tag on my back. My GP said to tie it off which would make it drop off. I couldn't do it. Another doctor said he'd freeze it off if it became inflamed, painful or rubbed on my bra. Eventually it went hard, sore and a bit bloody before dropping off by itself. I have a tiny one on my navel but it's too small to bother about or treat. I've read that skin tags can be a side effect of diabetes.





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    I have recently noticed some itching and pain around my vaginal lips when they are parted and on having a look it seems there is a split in the skin which is sore and seaping. The skin around is also a little inflamed and itchy. I'm 19 and although I'm sexually active my boyfriend and I have always used condoms. I haven't noticed any wierd discharge or odours either. Can anyone suggest anything?





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    I have the same problem and am also unsure what it is...

    Hi, i am 16 and have mainly had inflamed spot on my nose and all have left with red marks behind, they usally fade but the question I have is, Are there any creams or home remdies to help the skin and bring back the natural melanin quickly? I have a red mark on the tip of my nose about 2 weeks old after the skin has healed, any advice would be appreicated.





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    I am 37, I have some dimpling on my breast, I have had strange problems with them the last couple of months, it is very itchy and looks inflamed at times when it is really inflamed it goes hard and my nipple has retracted, I do have some leakage and am deffo not pregnant, I have also changed up a bra size (which I would not normally complain about as I was initially 32a), but the bra still feels too tight. Any answers greatly appreciated. Xxxx





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    I have a slight rash that i have had for 4-5 months now. It's not painful and very occationally itches. I have had unprotected sex with a number of girls before and since having the rash and no-one has complained of any problems. It's patchy and becomes inflamed when i have intercourse. Also the skin on the head of my penis is very dry whixh leads me to believe it's a skin or bacertial related problem not an STD. Am i correct? And if so what is the best form of treatment?





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    I am 30 years old and have had small swollen inflamed areas appear on both my legs always below my knee on and off since the age of 18. My Doctor has diagnosed them as erythema nodosum, she has taken blood samples from me and said everything is normal. I have a large lump currently on my right leg, it is the biggest i've ever had and it has been 9 months now and still inflamed (the longest i've ever had one for). It is painful and I know it can be related to auto immune diseases. I would prefer to see a specialist who may be able to tell me more as the pain, discomfort and my leg is not nice to look at.





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    I was told I had erythema nodosum 4 years ago - large red painful bumps on my legs. I stopped taking the pill and the bumps went gone down. But now I am left with the marks. They look exactly like bruses but are under the skin - I have tried everything to reduce these but nothing works... Any suggestions??

    What about sentinals or sentinal piles. My husband has these and they are often very sore and inflamed and sometimes bleed. I cant see anything on the site about these. They are like little skin tags around the anus. Is there anythng that can be done to treat them?





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    Hi I'm speaking on behalf of my son who has a problem with his eye lids and the skin all around the both eyes they are red and inflamed and the skin underneath the eye looks wrinkled and very dry.he also seems to rub them a lot especially if he's been into a house with pets etc.... Obviously I've taken him to the G P several times and there saying it's eczema and perscribe an ointment which does not work. It's now starting to get him down, which is very concerning,I think it's a fungal infection because I've had a similar problem which was eventually diagnosed correctly with a course of very strong steroid cream which was perscribed and cleared up within weeks.please can you help .





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    hi there went to the hosp today about mt skin.i had a blood test back in march for low iron witch i have but my liver level was slightly inflamed what can this be im scared!!!





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    Hi. I have had an ongoing problem with my penis. I am 24 and I masterbate alot. For the past year I had dry skin and scaly skin on my penis, i went to the docs and they said I may have had some kind of infection. After a few creams they gave and i applied to my penis i didnt see any results up until recently where the doctor gave me daktacort which is a steroid cream. I was told to use 3 times a day and wrap my penis around with tissue to avoid friction with my underwear. Now i hardly get the dry skin and I dont madterbate as much as i used to before. The problem I have now is that after I masterbate my penis turns red (as if its burnt skin, the skin looks it and feels burnt aswell)and I have inflamed/or wrinkly, i can actually stretch the skin. Also, i get cuts in the shaft of my penis...As i have mentioned before this has gone on for so long and is a worry for me. I am circumcised and have been for over 20 years and wash my parts daily. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks





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    1) "now been told" - never accept this kind of information as factual; go to your GP and find out the actual facts. Do an internet search and visit wikipedia. 2) If the cyst is painful it must be inflamed and or infected. 3) Ibuprofen may help with the pain. 4) If a wound such as a cut, sore or sebaceous cyst is inflamed but NOT discharging pus a simple plaster appropriate to the size should be used. If there is discharge use a bandage dressing secured by surgical tape. In either case the site should be carefully and gently cleaned typically 2-3 times per day. A chemist will advise if you have to wait to see your G.P. 5) Never attempt to squeeze or apply pressure to a wound that is discharging; this merely traumatizes the skin further and may make matters worse by introducing dirt and bacteria that is always present on the skin and hands (even if washed beforehand). 6) Because you say that the cyst is large and painful you should see your G.P. as quickly as possible, certainly within the 48hr guideline target or go to A & E. 7) Treatment is by antibiotics for the infection, sterile drainage of pus and excision (cutting out). Sebaceous cysts must be surgically removed to prevent recurrence.

    I went to the doctor a few weeks ago and told her I thought i had piles, she examined me and because i wasnt particularly inflamed that day she did blood tests (as i have a history of crohns disease - came pack fine luckily) then prescribed me suppositories which didnt help, and made me feel bloated. Now im worried to go back again incase im not inflamed and the doctor doesnt believe me again. I've had this problem for about a year and a half now.





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    If you look over the comments you will see that the ages are frequently in the teens, so this age isn't weird - my three year old son had them!! A common cause of piles in young people could be from holding in bowel movements earlier in childhood and also dieting and not eating properly. Drinking more water is sooo important for everyone and helps soften stools. Also, more fibre helps move things along. Benefiber is a great product to try. Your doctor could care less so please please don't be shy - get checked out professionally as HPV (genital warts) can also appear in the anus and should be diagnosed. With piles, when you are in the shower use plain, unscented soap to clean the area (rinse thoroughly) and then gently push the "bump" back into the anus. The tight muscle of your anal sphincter can help hold the pile in and even flatten it somewhat (this is actually pushing the blood out of the tissue). For less serious piles this can help heal them.

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  • Acne Kelioidalis

    Episode 10 - Back to the Clinic 2

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on cases of acne, incontinence and a scaly skin problem that had left some specialists baffled... Read more →

  • Christian

    Bodies Behaving Badly

    Episode 1 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies examines conditions including bladder control, sunburn and STIs. Read more →

  • Episode 3 - Series 7

    In the clinic this week: a man with the sorest Penis Dr Christian has ever seen, a woman born without a vagina and a builder whose mystery allergy has left his skin weeping all over. Read more →

  • Alopecia

    Episode 8 - Oral

    This week's episode includes a man whose armpits are making his life hell, a couple with severe sexual discomfort and a case of very painful privates. Read more →

  • Teeth grinding

    Episode 3 - Rural

    This week's episode includes a woman leaving pieces of skin everywhere, and cases featuring lumpy eyes, boils on the groin and some truly terrifying teeth. Read more →

  • Acne lazer treatment

    Episode 7 - Back to the Clinic

    This week the doctors are inviting some of their most serious cases back to the clinic to find out exactly how they've been getting on with their treatment, and to find out if they've conquered their embarrassment! Read more →

  • Peridinal Sinus

    Episode 4 - Feet

    This week's episode includes a podiatry roadshow, a mouthful of manky molars and a painful case of cystic acne. Read more →

  • Verrucas on the foot

    Episode 4

    Episode 4's patients included one suffering from the penis bending disease Peyronies, a lady with bothersome Bad Breath and a very surprised owner of a 3rd Nipple. Excess Hair was also on the EI agenda, as were Verrucas that had become a family affair… Read more →

  • Headlice

    Episode 2 - Kids

    This week's episode includes a young girl with vile verrucas that may prove to be life saving; a woman with a sore bottom whose problem is much deeper than it seems and a teenage girl with a severe scaly scalp. Read more →

  • Folliculitis

    Episode 9 - Rally

    This week's episode includes a woman with a hair-raising illness, some unwanted leakage, an itchy scalp and a wake up call for Dr Christian… Read more →

  • Dr Pixie

    Episode 12 - Under The Knife

    In this special episode, the doctors find out what happens when surgery goes wrong... Read more →

  • Ball Check-Up

    Episode 11 - Back to the Clinic 3

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on everything from unwanted hair, to agonizing prolapses and some very painful privates. Read more →

  • Night terrors

    Episode 2 - London

    This week's Embarrassing Bodies takes on the capital as the mobile clinic hits old London town! Read more →

  • Episode 6

    Episode 6 - Series 7

    In the clinic Dr Christian helps a man get treatment for a super sore penis and a woman whose bottom cyst had left her wanting 'more junk in her trunk'. Read more →

  • Keloid Scars

    Episode 1 - Pelvic Floor

    This week’s episode includes a woman who thinks she has a giant vagina, and a man who has had to wear incontinence pads until he’s saved by a revolutionary operation available on the NHS. Read more →

  • Anal Operation

    Vaginas

    The EI team roll into Norwich to setup a clinic in one of the country's busiest shopping centres. This time the Docs are getting stuck into the Vagina, and there’s no room for coyness ladies! Read more →

  • Beach

    Boys, Boys, Boys

    Episode 3 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies takes a closer look at binge drinking, diabetes and chronic acne. Read more →

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