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    I have a balance problem due to being ill with septasemia and being given an antibiotic gentamicin my balance has improved but still unsteady will it ever get back to normal. I'm 68 years old and have had this problem since December 15.





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    im 14 and for a year now i always seem to have sweaty hands i went to the doctors and they gave me a rolling thing to put over my hands but this just dried it up and made my hands sore, my armpits and feet always get hot to im terrified of injections what else can its sooooo embarrassing??





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    Speaking from experience it is unlikely you have a long term medical problem given that it has only started one year ago. Speak to the doctor about the Iontopheresis treatment it sounds more appropriate. Mind you after the treatment the saliva in your mouth dries up so I would recommend some oily foods to eat.

    Im EXACTLY the same, i get sweaty hands feet and armpits! i went to the ddoctors and they also gave me a rolling thing to roll over my hands, when i put it on my hands dry up but they go all wrinkly and dont stay dry for that long! when i have to do dancing with boys in P.E its embaressing because i have to explain the problem! PLEASE can someone help me find a cure for this, i hate it and i dont want to have it for any longer! :(

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    I suffered with Otitis externa approx a year ago, gp gave me antibiotic drops. First time this didn't help, it came back the following month so I just used the drops again, Anyway that seemed to have worked for a few months I still had itchy irritated ears but I coped with it. Now 6 months later I have gone deaf in my left ear and have been for 5 days now, It is making feel generally unwell, dizzy and my balance is pretty unsteady. Please Help!





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    If your ears are blocked then the antibiotic drops can't get in to fix the infections properly. Syringing infected ears or ears with underlying eczema can cause damage, so your ears need to be cleared by microsuction prior to treatment with the drops. I lost patience after 4 years of GPs being less than useful and I went privately to an ENT nurse. Microsuction and a prescription cost me £68 but the result is sharp hearing and no pain or itching. Your GP can refer you for this treatment on the NHS and it would be best to try for that before taking the private route, but, as I say, I had lost patience. If there is an underlying condition then treatment will have to be repeated and so the cost of going privately will add up. In the meantime, keep your ears dry and try not to scratch them. I am well aware that not scratching them is almost impossible, but try.

    I have been informed of my having Dupuytren`s Contracture by my GP (2012), in both hands this giving me three years in which I`d lose use of both hands. Two others in the family (both Females)also have this condition. My question yet unanswered by anybody is: Why are my hands/fingers being effected in the exact opposite to that of Dupuytren`s? I am unable to bend my fingers so Why is this so, and is it possible that my hands are being effected by two conditions at the same time the second being Carpel Tunnel Syndrome? If so, what treatments are available and what are the prospects of regaining full use of my fingers?





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    I have dupthrens and going to have surgery to have the facia removed.yes you can have it in both hands usally.from the ring finger to pinky.but do not have the needle down it dosent help had it done on the left hand.and.carpel tunnel has a lot to do with it. The needle is just a tempery fix but even after surgery.it can still come back. Oh this can.even go.to your feet the toes

    heyy, im 14 years old and always have sweaty hands. and being a teenager there are many embarrising things that can happen to you. i have to make sure my hands are dry before i do anything. i cant even have a relationship because im scared they will think im gross when we hold hands! somebody please hep me i have put up with it long enough and want it to end now! it that elctric thing free on the nhs and how much is it do buy for home, but i probably wont be able to afford it :( if anyone even has any home tips that might help i would really really really love to know :) please help x x x





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    If you put talk on your palms then leave them for ten minutes then wash them or you could try a product called klima sure foot spray

    Hi am 14 years old aswell.. and have been searching for the cure for the past 3 years and am unsucessful..I cant hold anyones hands and its is soooo embarassing..I totally understand your situation girl :(

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    Overthe past year i have developed large veins running from the elbow to my hands. These are on the top of my arms and hands and are so ugly. I see elderly people with veiny hands but they do not even compare to the amount that i have.I saw my doctor who simply said to walk round with my arms up.(funny not)I have a lot of pain as they throb like mad and are worse now its hot. I dont go out much now as am ashamed. And when i do i have to wear long sleeve tops. I am 44 and female does anyone else have this problem or perhaps a solution.





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    hey i have the same problem try garlic capsules tablets as garlic helps the blood flow (so I'm told) but if that doesnt work get a pair of fingerless gloves they will cover your hands and look stylish to.

    Hi, i sweat quite a lot mainly from my hands and sometimes feet, i brought an iontonphrosis machine last year but never really got around to using it properly, is this type of treatment ok for use on the hands?





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    Im 22 and I think raynaulds is something I may have. I have always suffered with freezing ice cold hands, feet, nose! My boyfriend flinches if i touch him because my hands are so cold! They are like this mostly everyday and the only way I can keep warm is if we have the heating on a million degrees which then means he is very hot! I've been to the doctors and I have had thyroid tests (through blood test at dr's) and a diabetes test. Of which both are fine I dont have diabetes. My doctor didnt refer me to anyone else but then I didnt go back in. Another dr mentioned this to me as what it could be. I had to go back to the doctors for something else but I saw the original dr who did the tests, so I mentioned it to her. She said that she didnt think it could be that because my hands are freezing but they are also clammy (which is true). She said with raynaulds you dont get clammy hands. So my hands and feet are freezing ice cold and clammy. Does anyone with raynaulds find their hands clammy and cold? I really want to find an answer to this any advice would be great! or what specialist I may need to see!





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    yes i suffer with it too it is horrid it has taken my right hand no and i cant get get a feeler they look at my body it is horrid i need help

    I was diagnosed with Rynauds 3 years ago, I also get clammy hands and the doctors have said this is because my hands think they are warm when actually they are not.

    I am 17 and have had eczema for years on my arms, legs and face. Recently i have been getting it on my hands and have developed small sists on the palm of my hand and under my nails. When they burst they are very painful and sting. My hands crack quite badly and bleed too. My hands are worse in the summer. I've tried steroid creams and other creams but they all seem to make the sists worse. What new things can i try? Could it not be eczema?





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    hi i'm 14 and i suffer from excess sweating on my hands feet and armpits. Im really self concious about it. if someone takes my hand at school they immediatly let go of it and say "ew your hands are sweaty" which starts to get old real quick. i always have to wear sleavless tops and even then im constantly checking to see if ive got sweat patches. it's taken away all my confidence and it even stops me from being able to do school work, the pencils slip through my hands and if im doing practical work in tech my hands get blisters from having to grip the handles so tight so they dont slip. i feel like its stopping me from living my life properly and i dont know what to do about it! my mum wont listen to me, she says its nothing big and im just making a fuss over nothing. ive tried loads of anti-perspirants for my arms but none of them work, im constantly washing my hands hoping it will help, ive even tred deep breathing and self-hypnosis! i honestly dont know what else to do and its starting to really get to me. i cant try botox because my mum wouldnt let me. if anyone knows any non-surgical ways to stop it i would really appreciate it! please help, im desperate!





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    Hi I suffer from the same things as you and I agree it is very difficult to live with at times. For your feet I recommend wearing shoes as little as possible. I tend to take mine off when I am at work, people found this strange at first but now I see lots of people doing it! For your armpits try going to the chemist and buying something with Aluminium chloride - Anhydrol Forte or Dryclor are both very good. This stuff is very strong so use it sparingly at first until you get used to it. Last thing at night clean under your arms then apply a small amount of it, then wash it off in the morning and use ordinary antiperspirant. You should start with every 3-4 days and eventually you should only need to use it once a week, it worked wonders for me! Hope you get it sorted out!

    Hi am 15. I kind of have the same thing as you as my hands and feet always sweat but yet my feet are always freezing cold. I have had it through out my whole life so I am kind of used to it now, but I totally understand what your going through. I have spoke to my consultant about this and he really doesnt take much notice so I don;t know of any way to stop it. It is a shame really because it gets me down a lot, aspecially because I do dance at school which means I am constantly wiping my hands and scared of making hand contact with people.

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    I SHARE SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS OF 4TH FEB REPORT. I HAVE PANIC ATTACKS AND YES I FEEL MUCH SAFER WHEN SOMEONE IS WITH ME WHEN GOING OUT. MY PANIC ATTACKS STARTED A YEAR AGO. IT ALSO TRIGGERED OFF ME FEELING LIGHT HEADED AND UNSTEADY OF MY FEET(LIKE BEING ON A BOAT). AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS LABRYRINTHITIS. I WAS FOBBED OFF BY MY DOCTORS WHO KEPT TELLING ME IT WAS A VIRUS. EVENTUALLY GOT THEM TO PRESRIBE ANTI SICKNESS PILLS - THEY DID NOTHING. AFTER BEING HOUSE BOUND FOR MONTHS, MY SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARED IN APRIL. I WAS BACK TO NORMAL. SECOND ATTACK IN JUNE, I WAS WALKING OUTSIDE, IT WAS GETTING HOT, NEXT THING I KNEW I WAS SWEATING AND ONCE AGAIN I WAS LIGHT HEADED, UNSTEADY AND SHAKEY. AUGUST I WAS BACK TO NORMAL. OCTOBER, I WAS SHOPPING AND OUT OF THE BLUE HEART STARTED TO RACE AND YES YOU HAVE GUESSED IT I WAS UNSTEADY AGAIN. LAST WEEK I HAD ANOTHER ATTACK AND ONCE AGAIN I AM UNSTEADY. IN THE MEANTIME MY GP PRESCIBED ANTI DEPRESSANT - RELUCTANT TO TAKE THEM AS I KNEW I WAS NOT DEPRESSED. IN NOVEMBER, I HAD A HEAD SCAN, AS I THOUGHT THE WORST - IT CAME BACK CLEAR. MY DOCTORS ARE USELESS. I HAVE COME TO MY OWN CONCLUSION THAT IT IS THE MENOPAUSE WHICH IS TRIGGERING OFF THESE SYMPTOMS. I SOMETIMES I HAVE PROBLEM SPEAKING TOO AND CONTANSTLY NIGHT SWEATS. THE SWEATS I CAN TOLERATE. IT IS THE UNSTEADINESS I CANNOT COPE WITH. MY QUALITY OF LIFE IS NIL. SELF HELP I HAVE HAD BLOOD TEST TO SEE IF FOOD IS AGGRAVATING THIS. I AM INTOLERANT TO CARROT, COWS MILK, GLADIAN AND YEAST. I AM INTO THE SECOND WEEK OF THE DIET - NO CHANGE SO FAR. I EAT SENSIBLE AND TAKE PLENTY OF SUPPLEMENTS, INCLUDING A MENOPACE. I AM AT MY WITS END. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT A CREAM CALLED SERENITY WHICH I MIGHT TRY, BUT I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS. ON A FINAL NOTE I SYMPATHIZE WITH ALL THE ABOVE WOMEN. WE ARE THE UNLUCKY ONES BECAUSE AS YOU ARE WELL AWARE SOME WOMEN JUST SAIL THROUGH THIS PHASE OF LIFE. HELP





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    Hi listening to posts I have very similar symptons I was diagnosed with temporal lobe epelepsy 20 years ago been fine until last few months balance problems ringing in ears blured vision when walking I feel drunk fatigue very unsteady on legs I have been very active over last 15 years I am 42 yrs of age been to see ent doctor he did balance tests and doesnt think its my ears sending me now for allergy tests he seemed just to fob me off also have numbness in hands and feel like I hav flu all the time appreciate any of your comments cheers kev





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    omg i have this and im 23 and my doc just fobbing me off too.

    im 13 years old and i find having sweaty hands bloody annoying. i cant do anything to do with holding others hands. i get so embarrest when people say 'eww youve got wet hands' i end up lieing and saying i just washed my hands. what can i do to prevent it. i cant even hold a pen my hands sweat like pigs.





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    I have that Aswell!

    I've had cervical dystonia for about 10 years. In agony. Getting botulin injection which don't work but nobody wants to know. Lost confidence, unsteady and don't want to live anymore. Bed is my life for bit of relief. Can't say anymore as so upset. Sorry.





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    See I'm terrified to talk about the emotions I have because of what Cervical Dystonia has done to me. I break down when I'm in too much pain, and being at college full time is basically an invitation for people to stare and judge me. I was bed bound after surgery for one and a half years because of it. People are fed up hearing of my pain, too. "Its no excuse to stay off" "You obviously don't care about doing something with your life" I'm 20, I want to be travelling, going to uni, following my dreams to be a herpetologist. But apparently, because I'm struggling to make it through college, I don't care. I really hope your pain has lessened since this comment, as no one should be made to feel like this. Show these people videos of other sufferers, force them to watch them. A bad neck puts the whole body in pain.. People need to stop judging and either ignore it or try to understand it. Rant over!

    I suffer with Cervical Dystonia too & fully understand the pain, embarrassment & distress it can cause. Please go and speak to your GP, if they don't listen, see another GP until you do get the help you need. I had to push & push & still do - very few people know about Dystonia, including those in the medical profession, and unfortunately its up to us to educate & insist on what we want/need. Don't give up! Lou x

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    i have a 2 year old daughter and she is constantly falling over when she walks or runs her knees turn in towards each other and bang to gether causing her to fall she is alot more unsteady than other children her age what is causing this to happen





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    hi im 14 and my hands are most of the time really sweaty. not when im at home but when im anywhere else and its not nice because when i hold hands with someone and they have cold hands i just have sweaty hands and the longer we hold hands the worse it gets. but its other times im worryed about to becasuse it just happnes , and my friends notice it even if they dont touch my hand for even a second . what shall i do ?





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    I am exactly the same... Dizzy and unsteady on my feet. I am always walkin in to door frames etc :( I suffer badly at nite with the high pitched screamin noise. Doctors say my water levels in my ear cause the pain I get at times. I cant pop my ear thou so have learnt to deal with it.

    MY HANDS ARE ALWAYS SWEATY. And my feet. Feet arent as bad as hands because you don't shake others feet but hands are awful. Shaking hands, holding hands... its 24/7. Its getting a bit depressing. Im 13 and have had this for years, I started noticing it was a problem at about the age of nine. i think its called 'Hyperhydrosis'. I've tried literally hundreds of creams, sprays, powders, moisturisers..... Please help, it would be the BEST christmas present... THANKS SOOOOOOO MUCH (-:





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    I was about your age when I noticed my hands were sweating. I had to wear a glove at school because I couldn't hold a pencil. I was in grade 7. I tried all those things too and nothing worked. My mom then took me to see a dermatologist and he prescribed Glycopyrrolate 3mg. WHAT A GREAT MEDICINE. I take one pill a day.I can't believe it! I can now high five and shake hands with everyone! The doctor said that I might out grow it. I,m 20 yrs old now and still take the medication. It has worked wonders!!

    i have problems with my hands sweating, when ever i go to shake hands or hold my boyfriends hand, my hands are always really sweaty and i just dont know how to stop it, ive tried using alcohol gel and washing my hands excessivly but it just wont work, i need help :( and will i have this all my life or is it just a stage in my teens?





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    I'm 14 now and i've had my hands are like niagara falls. It wont stop sweating which is hard to live with because when i'm at school I feel like hiding my hands because people will think that that my hands are gross. I can't even write something without having my hands sweat all over the paper. Is there a way to get rid of my sweaty palms forever?





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    I am 15 nealy 16 I have sweaty hands all the time. My teachers always asak why my hands are saturated with sweat and why my paper Is so wet I'm. At collage its so embracing when I give my friends high fives and they all ways say the same question which is why are your hands so wet. My hole body sweats espically my hands they even do when its freezing cold its so embracing I'm to scared to shake a girls or guys hands with my sweet problem please help me What should I do





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    Samuel, your teacher is certainly not educated!! and rude to boot.. Anxiety, keep it in check it makes it worst. Your condition is very very very prevelant. Go and talk to a Dermitologist and get a better understanding of why this is happening and the options to suit you. The water treatment with electric currents, but recently they have been placing a drug into the water and finding it gives a far better result than the original way. Try Dri Chlor over the counter specialized roll on product for the hands. Applied at night prior to be, then place some gloves on or cotton socks over your hands. Do this 3 or 4 nights straight. Sorbeline with glisterne if it gets to dry during day, as you dont want to crack your skin. Your feet,but NIVEA SILVER ION antipersperate and spray and let dry on your feet. Its is the silver in it that what stops it. Samuel, dont be embarrassed about shaking hands, just say politely you rather not and tell them why and be light hearted about it. It is not the 18 century anymore, people are more open, knowledgeable (except your teacher, cant get over that, sorry) and accepting of the differences between us. We dont hide people away anymore. Samuel get up and out and SHINE.

    I have suffered from severe sweating on my hands since I can remember and I never knew there was an actual disorder until watching the programme! I just thought it was something I had an would just have to deal with. My hands are like the womans on the programme, like they get severly wet that sometimes it is dripping off my hands. I find it embarrasing going to the shops and handing over money because the money is always wet and if people ever accidently touch my hands they always say how gross it is! I am always hiding my hands away and if i am ever in a situation where i have to touch someones hands I start to panick which makes them sweat worse! I really, really would like a solution to this! Has anyone had the surgery? How did it go for you?





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    Just like yourself, i had always suffered from sweating on the palms. It became an increasing problem when i went to high school, so i went to my doctor who referred me to a dermatologist. I went through Iontophoresis treatment which wasnt successful and i found it quite painful. Eventually, after trying various gels and creams i was told i could get the operation. In december i had the operation for the right hand, all went well so in january i had the operation for the left hand. A few days after the surgery, my left hand felt clammy, but i phoned the surgeon and he informed me that this could happen but it would soon dry up, and the next day my hand was dry. So i am really pleased with the results and my advise would be to not give up trying to get the right treatment for you. If one treatment fails, theres other treatments out there,dont suffer. My confidence has increased and i can now do a lot more things without worrying about sweating!

    Hi, I am 16 years old, and I always have cold hands. Every time my boyfriend goes to hold my hands he always says your hands are freezing and tries to warm them up, but it never works. my hands do go a bit white and are always cold, and I am a smoker,could I have raynarud's syndrome and should I stop smoking to help this?





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    im 17 and have had exzema since i was born. i have it on my legs ankles and hands. it's really bad on my hands sone times i cant even move my fingers its that bad! the skin on my knucles is really think and hard is there anything i can do too make my hands better?? ive tried loads of cream and they just make my hands worse! :(





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    I am 14 yrs old and I have noticed that from the age of 6 I have had really cold hands. My hand are always a deep red colour. In cold places my hands turn blue, like when i'm outside. My hands, in winter, swell up and then i can't even curl my hands up into a fist. I am very worried and not sure what to do. Do i have Raynaud’s Syndrome or is it somehting else?





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    It sounds like you do have Raynaud's. i'm 25 and have had the same problem for years where i can't even bend my fingers as it hurts so much. Went to the doctors and was told not alot can be done for Raynaud's, but best thing is to try and keep them warm. try not to worry, so many people suffer from this.

    go to your gp and asked to be checked for a UTI. this sounds like a urine infection, then are common and normal and easily treatable other symptoms include: burning and stinging when passing urine haematuria confusion unsteady on feet high temperaature hope this helps :)

    I was born with freezing cold hands. When I'm in temperatures that are at least around 20 degrees my hands look like I walked out a freezer. If the temperature is any lower than 10 degrees my hands turn purple/blue and have orange patches on top. The bad thing about this is in summer when my friends use my hands as ice packs





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    hi. I'm 28. I have really small hands for a man. The men in my family have much bigger hands than me; my hands are closer to the size of the women's hands. However, that is the only part of me that is small. I'm 6 foot tall and my penis is about 6 inches, which is average, not small at all. So no, having small hands doesn't necessarily mean you will have a small penis (or be short). I don't know if it means anything except that you have small hands. When you think about it, the small hands makes your penis seem bigger when you hold it! Don't worry mate. By the way, I also worried that I had a small penis when I was 14. It will grow and even if it doesn't end up big, it is not the end of the world. There are men with small penises all around the country with girlfriends who they can please. When we are 14, we tend to make a big deal out of things like this in our heads. Hang in there- pun intended.

    I'm 24 years of age. I'm having a problem with my hands. It started a few years ago and it's getting worse. It happens when my hands are in water, if in hot water they krinkle really quickly and in cold it takes it longer. Its like when you are in a bath for ages and wrinkles start on the hands and feet. I could be washing the dishes and my hands are badly wrinkled around the palm of my hands, it hurts to close my hand. And when my hands are dry there is white bubbled affect over the line in the palm. It is now starting on the inside of a few fingers. After they come out of water, the skin starts to peel. I'm would like some help with this please. Is there a cream and how can i prevent this from happening?





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    Use gloves when u hav to do chores that involve coming into contact with water. E45 cream helped my dry hands after I used a cheaper washing up liquid and my hands and fingers would kind of peel slightly after doing dishes-so I switched back to using fairy and my hands were fine. Good luck

    I'm 13, I have REALLY sweating hands! When my friends hold/touch my hand, they react with a disgusted face. When I go to parties or concerts my hands are always hot and sweaty. For example, me and my 3 friends went to see metro radio live and at the end I held one of my friends hands(so I didn't lose her) and she was like "holly, your hands are so sweaty". When I had my last long relationship, I didn't want to hold his hand because I was scared that he wouldn't like me. My mam and dad don't have sweaty hands but me and my brother have terrible hands. Could it be because of the temperature of my body?





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