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I am diagnosed with ocd, it is focused on obsessing over my intimate relationship. How can I help myself at home? Tips for coping and dbt- nicole

I am diagnosed with ocd, it is focused on obsessing over my intimate relationship. How can I help myself at home? Tips for coping and dbt- nicole

ERP! Talk Back 2OCD!: Ocd can rob ur life of fun & joy & it can really take a toll on relationships. The more u listen 2ocd & believe what it tells u, the more powerful it becomes. Have u had exposure & response prevention (erp) therapy? This is the "gold standard" treatment. ..Can teach u how 2 say shut up 2ocd. Get people close 2u involved in ur treatment. Learn more via int'l ocd foundat'n http//www. Ocfoundation. Org. ...Read more

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I want to depigment my skin, like from beyonce to nicole kidmans color. Will a dermatologist prescribe monobenzone even though I don't have vitiligo?

I want to depigment my skin, like from beyonce to nicole kidmans color. Will a dermatologist prescribe monobenzone even though I don't have vitiligo?

Yes: There are ways to remove pigment from the skin often incorporation a laser. Be sure that's what you want. The dermatologist can provide you the options available. ...Read more

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I have pain around both my nipples. Is this because of fat?

Nipple Pain: Nipple pain may be hormonal or related to a recent pregnancy or breast feeiding. The fact it is bilateral decreases the risk of a serious condition like cancer; but does not eliminat it. Do you have a nipple discharge? Have you had any trauma? Is there a history of breast disease in your family? Do you have a high caffeine intake? Please be eval by a breast specialist. I don't think the cause is fat. ...Read more

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My nipples and the area around them hurt to touch what does that mean?

My nipples and the area around them hurt to touch what does that mean?

Sensitive....: Hormone related tissue changes......present this way. That becomes a pleasurable experience during sex and lactation. ...Read more

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My nipples seem to be slightly damp when I take my bra off just after a normal day is this ok area around them also seem damp?

Damp breast w/bra: If you are in the northern hemisphere it is summer so the heat could be causing sweating. Also what is the bra made of in summer try to wear cotton spots bra as nylon/ polyester does not breathe and will promote sweating f/u w/doc ...Read more

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The area around my nipples keeps changing, sometimes small and hard others spread out, pink and softish. Been on pill for 4.5 months. What's wrong?

Not necessarily any: Problem. They vary. Certainly hormonal changes change them, but also just cold or anything that changes skin tone.
dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them, and this is NOT an appropriate venue for that, so, would have to get an opinion from a GYN. ...Read more

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My nibbles have darkened around the edges, just recently appeared. On Thursday I was checked to see if I was pregnant and it came back negative. Help?

My nibbles have darkened around the edges, just recently appeared. On Thursday I was checked to see if I was pregnant and it came back negative. Help?

Nipple darkening: Nipples can darken due to various hormonal changes. This is why they commonly will darken during pregnancy. You might just be experiencing some hormonal changes. This is not uncommon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bumps around your nipples?

Bumps on nipples: Bumps on the nipples are normal in both men and women. They are usually visually more prominent glands. ...Read more

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Why is it that I have small bumps around my nipples?

Likely: Montgomery glands. These help to keep the aerolas and nipples moisturized. ...Read more

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I have small bumps around my nipples. Is that normal?

Montgomery Glands?: Glands of montgomery are small bumps on the areola. ...Read more

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I've got little lumps around my nipples is this normal?

I've got little lumps around my nipples is this normal?

Yes: All women and most men have little lumps on the areola around the nipple papilla itself. They're called montgomery's glands. During nursing, they produce a waxy substance like chap-stick that keeps baby's lips from chapping. ...Read more

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What to do for mosquito bite? West nile is going around.

What to do for mosquito bite? West nile is going around.

DEET with caution: I believe those repellants containing deet work the best. But, some people believe that deet, like any chemical, can have negative effects on your health. Personally, I would take the risk of deet to avoid the bite, and the potential for wnv. Also, wear appropriate clothing (long sleeves and pants, hat etc). ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get stretch marks around ur nipples?

Nothing: A stretch mark is like a tear in the skin except the most superficial layer was left intact. Some people form stretch marks easily. Factors in men include rapid weight gain or loss and weight lifting. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if I all a sudden get bumps around my nipples?

Prominent glands: If this on edge of nipple this is normal. Of however there are masses inside of beast tissue see physician for breast exam. ...Read more

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Male with pigmentation around nipples. Is this normal? Please help?

Areolar pigmentation: The aerola is usually a darker color than the surrounding skin. However, if you have a sudden change in texture you can discuss with your phyisican. ...Read more

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The area around my nipples are soft like a small girls. What is it? Its been for 5 years.

See below: See your doc. A possible issue is prolonged adolescent gynecomastia, although you say you are older. Because of your age, endocrine disorders need to be addressed. ...Read more

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Why do I have bumps around my nipples? They really stand out. Never had then before until last week

Why do I have bumps around my nipples? They really stand out. Never had then before until last week

Normal: Sounds like you are describing montgomery glands. The main purpose of these glands is to help lubricate and protect the nipple during breast feeding. They are almost always noticeable and are completely normal. ...Read more

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Hi I have an intense itch around my nipples, underarms and pubic area. What can I do about it or what could it be?

Hi I have an intense itch around my nipples, underarms and pubic area. What can I do about it or what could it be?

Difficult to say: Please describe what the rash looks like. Red? Bumps? When did it start? Any other problems? Anything that makes it better or worse? Anyone around you with a similar problem? ...Read more

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The color around nipples (areola) is fading. The remaining colored area is asymmetric and no longer circular. I am male; should I be concerned?

The color around nipples (areola) is fading. The remaining colored area is asymmetric and no longer circular. I am male; should I be concerned?

No: Unless there is an eczema like rash on the nipple or areola, there is no need to worry. Next time you see your doctor, have her/him check it out.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have an itch around my nipples for over three months now I have applied creams like gentrisone and diproson to no avail. What could be the problem?

I have an itch around my nipples for over three months now I have applied creams like gentrisone and diproson to no avail. What could be the problem?

Many possibilities: The most likely cause of your symptoms are either irritation or allergy. Irritation can be frictional or from the bra material. The allegy could be also from the bra material or any creams, perfumes or other cosmetic products you may be using in the area.
A word of caution, do not use strong steroid creams on the breast area because they can cause unwanted stretch marks. See your dermatologist, . ...Read more

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What causes hair around nipples?

Areola hair: Hair around the areola (pigmented area around the nipple) is not uncommon. It is simply that these hair follicles are responding to certain hormones (usually androgens). This hair growth, when minimal, does not indicate an underlying abnormal condition. ...Read more