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Do Girls Mind Acne
They don't.: Teens are extremely social.....With each other. The teenage years are a time when people separate from their parents; they often behave in ways contrary to expectations in order to assert their individuality. Problems occur when an individual is perceived by their peers as "weird." then the social instincts are frustrated by social isolation, and misery ensues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Acne: Not necessarily, mostly hormonal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Inferiority: Believe it or not, bullies tend to have inferiority complexes, often from having been bullied themselves. and yes, it can continue into adult life. Tell someone you know and trust about the bullying. Keeping it inside does no good. DO NOT TAKE THE LAW INTO YOUR OWN HANDS. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Tough. Teenagers are concerned about their body, and fitting in with their peers. They maybe hearing some peers exaggerate their own size. Let them know the average size is 6 inches, when erect. Listen and offer reassurance. ...Read more
Um, it IS...: Not sure who you are talking to or getting information from, but masturbation is a totally normal human activity for both men and women. It is simply a part of life and normal and expected and not a horrible thing or something to be ashamed of. There is no difference in this behavior for men or women other than the mechanics involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So this has always fascinated me. How on earth do anorexic teens stop eating without their parents noticing?
It Happens: In the hectic modern world, the family meal is not always in practice.Also many kids meals may be elsewhere , at school, friends etc.We also see that kids eat, but then force vominting in secret.One is truly unable to moniter there chile 24/7. ...Read more
Are there any natural ways to grow taller? When do guys (men) stop growing taller? I'm 17 and i've heard it's 21 the age guys stop growing.
Should?--- No. : It appears to be the norm now for young men to either entirely shave or trim the genital area. It appears that sexualy partners play a role in this decision with liberalization of sexual practices, especially oral sex. There may many reasons for this practice but it is not abnormal and if you are a parent, this should not be a concern. Piercings are another issues to address and on the rise. ...Read more
Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more
Do you think losing virginity is linked to acne going away? Do hormones change - i don't have really serious acne but I have pimples 22yrs old female
Make Good Choices: The libido (or, "sex drive") is a natural component of our physiology. It is not a good idea to try and artificially reduce the libido, since this can have adverse physiological and psychological affects later in life. If a teen is having trouble with their sexual urges, it is best to have a conversation about making good choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: The statistics are frightening since there are more babies born out of wedlock than in marriage. It is serious business and never "fun". ...Read more
I know that girls that battle anorexia or extreme dieting lose their periods. Do they get it back?
Most do, not all: In order to get your periods back you must regain adequate weight. Exercise may interfere with return of menstruation, too, and (annoyingly) may need to be drastically limited during the recovery period, even after weight is adequate. Dieting is very bad for the hormones in nearly every setting. When periods do not return it is usually because of low weight&/or too much exercise. ...Read more
Taste: Its personal preference.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Nobody ever needs to shave anything. You can shave anything you like but it is never necessary. What body parts people choose to shave are culturally determined and those preferrances change over time. ...Read more