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Why Am I Ugly
Perspective.: I don't know that you are ugly. Maybe you are focusing on things about your appearance that you aren't happy with rather than focusing on your positive attributes. My 11 year old daughter thinks her nose is too big (it is perfect) and is unhappy with her eyes because they are not green (they are blue). It is her perception. Focus on what you like about yourself. ...Read more
Yes. So?: Please forgive my frankness. HIstory's finest athlete is also famously ugly. Today, most good looks is about physical fitness rather than having the best facial bone structure. Hopefully your career goal isn't a soap opera star, but something actually useful and satisfying. Super-pretty teens tend to end up married to losers and miserable. Focus on being likable & folks'll like you, face & all ...Read more
If your are: Incredibly skinny - I suspect that gaining weight could give a more wholesome appearance. Beauty & ugly are in the eye of the beholder. Don't know your gender. But some prefer a rubenesque look. The emphasis on being skinny has become unhealthy in our society. By the same token, obesity rates have risen significantly in the us (esp for children). ...Read more
Don't despair: Although not everyone shows it, I assure you that most people have insecurities about how they look. Try to focus on the things you love about yourself, surround yourself with people that make you feel your best. Make sure you talk to someone, a good friend, family member or physician, before this impacts your life too significantly. ...Read more
Body dysmorphic: Disorder is excessive concern and preoccupation with a perceived body defect. The problem is not your body but your reaction to it. Focus on your ability to be active and to do things rather than your appearance. It can be difficult to change a rigid and fixed belief, so talk to a mental health professional to help build your self acceptance. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Michael phelps is probably the greatest athlete of all time, and abraham lincoln the greatest statesman of all time. Nobody ever said either was handsome. Looking good is 95% physical fitness. Being liked is 95% what you can do and how you treat others. If you have a visible birth defect, cosmetic surgery is appropriate. But even hollywood leads vary tremendously in their looks. Enjoy being you. ...Read more
What's really up?: A marked birth defect can be fixed surgically, but by and large, less severe variables aren't worth trying to conceal. People who know you notice how you move, talk, how physically fit you are much more than your not having a "Hollywood-pretty" face, and if you're liked (i.e., you treat others well) people won't want to see your face change at all -- they like it because it's yours. ...Read more
Gifts: The key is that you "feel" ugly. How we see ourselves & the reality can be quite different. I suspect that you have never been taught to see the beauty that dwells within you. I would prefer to spend my time with a person who is truely good inside than one who possessed only physical beauty. Just from the 2 lines you wrote - I suspect you are humble. Humility is a gift. Develop your gifts! ...Read more
Priorities: Determine which is more important to you - consuming large quantities of food or striving for a healthier weight. Let that compass guide you. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more
What to do if I want these ugly marks to go away how long will it take to the flea bites go away?
Fleabites: Without a picture I can only assume that the ugly marks you are talking about represent scratch marks from scratching your flea bites. Use pyrethrin to kill the fleas and remove your dog or cat from the environment if they are the source if the fleas. They can be treated by your vet. The pyrethrin should work after several treatments. You can use 1 percent Hydrocortisone to remove your ugly scratch. ...Read more
Am 55 kg now almost lost 15 kilos and I am still not satisfied and I find myself fat and ugly on daily basis! Am I sick?
I used to be called good looking etc now people actually say I'm ugly I constantly look at myself in the Mirror and don't like to go out?
I am having black marks all over my face. How to remove black marks from my face as soon as possible because my face is looking very ugly?
Try..: 1.Try quaterspoon of Haldi powder (get pure) and spoon full of Besan, add little water.......apply over face at night and wash off in morning. 2. Collect thorns of silk cotton tree (Simili), make a paste of it with milk like chandan (sandal)...apply it over night and wash off in morning. Your face will glow. No allopathic med can do it. ...Read more
If I walk past I mirror I have to look in it and spend ages thinking if I am ugly or not and any reflection I look in every mirror in the house?
Reflections: Sounds like a pitiful waste of time & sure way to hurt your self esteem. If this is a compulsion than consider getting mental health assistance. If this behavior is a habit - it would be a good one to break. At age 18 it is important to realize that your worth is not determined by your physical features. By putting your energy into righteous endeavors, you will be less likely to focus on looks. ...Read more
I'm getting very ugly pains n my head that r lasting about 30minutes to an hour I don't take anything & it goes away on its own its frequent tho?
Severe headaches: If this is a sudden thing today u may want to go to ur dr or er esp if any weakness, nausea, vision changes. If it has been ongoing, one thing that pops to mind in a young man is "cluster headaches." they happen several times a day, <1 hr, severe, resolve. Assoc w some other symptoms occas. Like eyes tearing, hearing fuzzing, but if these are new for you see your dr! Work up needed. Good luck! ...Read more
Y cycle starts out heavy for 2 days. Then stops completly for 24 hours... back again very heavy for 2 days. Then spots ugly brown for 2 day. Why?
Change in Cycle: Is this a change in your cycle? If so, wait until next cycle and see what happens. If it goes back to what is normal for you, ok. If not, see gyn provider. If this is how your period is normally, then for some that is your normal, and why? Great question. Unable to answer that one for you. Hope this helps. Thanks for using Healthtap. Dr R ...Read more
How do I get off of tamadol if I try and stop I get bad shocks through our inside my body and feel really ugly what medication can help me get off?
It has its plusses: Extremely good looking people tend to waste their best years in superficial relationships and get no useful skills, ending up in their 30s with dead-end jobs married to losers. You have 100% control over your level of physical fitness which is what most of good looks is all about. Extreme defects can be Rx'd by surgery; beyond this, a nice person is liked for who they are. ...Read more
Self Doubt: This will change 100% by the time you are a bit older. Study hard, have dreams or goals and go out to accomplish them. You will be surprised who succeeds in life compared to who is popular in school. Try to live fully. Be busy and get some experience. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: People aren't supposed to be symmetrical. And who really wants to be "pretty"? Most folks have only contempt for a male "pretty boy" or female "bimbo", and real attractiveness in both sexes is about personality, achievement, and fitness. If you don't have a particular, obvious defect that plastic surgery could correct & your friends urge you to have fixed, stop looking in the mirror. ...Read more
Your personality is: .. . Not ugly! But, irritability can actually be a symptom of depression or another mental disorder (including perhaps a personality disorder). If you're actually annoyed much of the time it's a good idea to discuss this with your doctor. There is professional help available, including therapy that can help you feel better--annoyed less often. ...Read more
I'll bet you're fine: The vast majority of people don't care at all whether you're Hollywood-pretty or not. If you have an obvious defect that a plastic surgeon is willing to treat, go for it. Otherwise, people notice how you move, talk, carry yourself, whether you're physically fit, whether you do your job well and have useful skills and how you treat others. Focus here & talk with your physician about your feelings. ...Read more
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! Close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read more
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