Teenager Suffering From Rare Harlequin Syndrome

0001 Hunter People need to understand that it's ok to be different. It's ok to not fit the norm because there is no norm. 0009 COMM When people first meet teenager Hunter Steinitz, many believe she's been a victim of horrific burns. In fact, Hunter was born with ultrarare genetic condition, Harlequin Ichthyosis, meaning her skin is too thick and leaves Hunter with scaly dry patches all over her body. 0025 COMM Her arrival in the world was a shock for mum Patty and dad Mark. 0030 Mark You can tell in all of those individuals,.

Those medical people in the room, their faces, right then, I knew something was clearly wrong. 0041 COMM In the past, sufferers often died early because they miss vital defence barriers in their skin. Today, raised awareness and new medical techniques are helping people like Hunter live long lives. 0054 COMM The condition poses many challenges for sufferers, who have to grow up in a world where people point, stare and react badly to them. 0103 Hunter Gym was the worst because gym, you know, you're forced to be in physical content with one another. People would flip out and.

A lot of the time the teachers wouldn't do anything because they don't know how to react. 0116 COMM After years of harsh bullying, Hunter started to question things. 0120 Hunter Maybe I deserved it. Maybe, you know, I was this freak and I was this different entity. I didn't deserve to be around normal people. 0131 COMM But not everyone was mean. Some pals, like Samantha Beers stuck by her, no matter what. 0136 Samantha I've been friends with her since we were 3 because she was there for me when I needed her.

0140 COMM With support from her true friends and loved ones like dad, Mark, Hunter turned a corner and began to change the way she saw herself. 0148 Hunter I'd be a totally different person without it. My family would be different people, I wouldn't have the same friends and so I owe everything about my life to, you know, the disorder. 0201 Mark She recognises that she can do whatever she chooses to do, and that there isn't anybody out there, regardless of the kind of confrontation they provide her because of what she looks like, that can prevent her from doing it.

0216 COMM With a new lease of life, Hunter is now helping to educate others with motivational speaking. 0222 Hunter People need to understand that it's ok to be different. It's ok to not fit the norm because there is no norm. 0231 COMM With a fresh outlook, Hunter is now preparing for life at university and she's ready for anything. 0236 Hunter For every 2 idiot who can't get it into their thick skulls, there's another 3 who are gonna open up to some level, who are gonna be able to see past it and be able to see me. I'm not normal and proud of it.

Banfield Pet Hospital Common Types of Skin Disease in Dogs and Cats

Music gtgtNARRATOR Your pet's skin. gtgtDR. WEBB Hi, I'm Dr. Webb , a veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital. As your partner in pet care, it's our goal to help you keep your pet healthy and happy. When your pet's immune system reacts abnormally to substances such as fleas, pollens, mold spores, mites and certain foods, it's called an allergy. The offensive substances those causing your pet's signs, are allergens. Common reasons for many skin conditions fall into one of the following three categories parasitic, nutritional, and environmental. gtgtNARRATORParasites, which are organisms that live and feed off of another living organism,.

Can cause your pet to suffer from discomfort, allergic reactions, and other serious conditions. Flea allergy dermatitis is one of the most common skin conditions in dogs and cats. Pets with this condition aggressively scratch and chew at their skin and fur. This can create a rash and skin infections. Ticks, lice or mites can also cause disease. Your Banfield veterinarian can recommend a parasite control product that will control and prevent an infestation, keeping your pet and your home! comfortable and safe. Some pets can have skin or coat problems because of the food they eat.

Signs of nutritionrelated skin problems can include patchy hair loss, excessive dandruff, itchy skin or a dull, lackluster coat. If your pet shows any of these signs, your Banfield veterinarian can recommend a different food. we have several different veterinary diets formulated for pets that have nutritional allergies. Medication might also be recommended during your visit. Dust mites and pollens are environmental allergens that can cause an itchy skin condition known as atopic dermatitis. Pets with atopic dermatitis can also develop bacterial and yeast infections on their skin and ears. Otitis externa, which is a clinical term for inflammation of the ear, is very common in.

Dogs and cats and often results in ear infections. These infections can be itchy and painful, and the ears may have a foul odor or discharge. The ear flap and canal appear red and swollen from the irritation, and your pet may shake their head or tilt it to one side. Your Banfield veterinarian can help relieve and prevent this with medication and preventive care techniques like athome ear cleaning. gtgtDR. To help catch issues early, we recommend twice yearly comprehensive exams and parasite screenings. gtgtNARRATORThanks for listening. Remember, you know your pet best.

Medical Symptoms How to Recognize the Symptoms of Liver Disease

Hi, are you concern about possibly having liver disease I'm Dr. Savage, an Osteopathic Family Practice Physician from Tampa. I'm here to describe many different symptoms that can indicate that you have liver problems. Those include but are not limited to, first of all, changes in your skin. You can have any type of discoloration and more commonly hyper pigmentation in certain areas and the formation of something called cherry indiamos which are those little red spots on your skin that's tend to pop up more regularly in this type of situation. Other signs of liver disease include jaundice, hence, the yellowing of.

The skin. But also you could see the yellowing in the eyes, in the mouth. And other more serious situation, conditions of having liver disease include poor production of the proteins that the liver makes which includes but is not limited to, albumin which is the most common protein in the body that is use to keep fluid inside of the blood vessels. Hence, when you don't have enough albumin, you actually have edema which is swelling and most commonly what is, water go with gravity to the lowest extremities. So if you have swollen large.

Staley athlete battles back from rare skin disease

KELLY SHE IS 15YEARSOLD, AND SPORTS HAVE ALWAYS COME EASY FOR HER. THAT IS, UNTIL SHE CONTRACTED A BACTERIA THAT PUT HER DOWN FOR THE COUNT. KMBC 9'S KAREN KORNACKI WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO ALANA VATER AND HER BATTLE TO GET BACK ON THE FIELD. KAREN TO SEE ALANA NOW, A FRESHMAN, Y WOULD NEVER GUESS WHAT SHE HAS BEEN FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS. A BATTLE WITH A RARE BUT SERIOUS SKIN DISORDER CALLED STEPHEN JOHNSON SYNDROME. gtgt MOST OF MY SKIN WITH BLISTER UP, BIGGER THA BLISTERS YOU WOULD GET ON THE STOVE.

WE WOULD TRY TO KEEP A LUBRICATED SO WOULDN'T SCAR. MY MOUTH WAS SWOLLEN, LIPS WOULD APPEAL. KAREN SHE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR 17 DAYS. THAT WAS BACK IN NOVEMBER, 2013. THE HARDES THING WAS NOT PLAYING ANY OF T FOUR SPORTSTER WAS INVOLVED IN. gtgt IT WAS THE MOST FRUSTRATING THING EVER BEEN THROUGH. I DON'T LIKE BEING TOLD THAT I CAN'T DO SOMETHING. KAREN THIS PA FALL, IS THE ONLY STARTING FRESHMA SHE HELPS DAILY WHEN A SOFTBALL STATE TITLE. NOW SHE IS TRYING TO DO THE SAME.

Bullied Because Of My Skin Condition Body Bizarre Episode 3

0001 COMM Los Angeles, USA. Where a 24yearold skin condition has led to years of bullying. 0009 LISA My name is Lisa Johnson, and I have vitiligo. 0015 LISA Vitiligo is a skin condition, it is eating out my colour cells, to cause my skin to change different colour. 0026 COMM Lisa's condition is severe with white patches covering more than a third of her body. And although vitiligo is not a killer disease, it's psychologically devastating to sufferers. 0040 LISA When I was in high school kids were very mean. The abuse, the name calling, fights, I would just go home and cry, I would find.

Myself running to my sister, my sister always had my back, she would always fight my battles, I had somebody there for me to help me out through this time in my life. 0108 COMM Lisa was traumatised by years of bullying, even today she expects the worst and being out in public is difficult. 0121 ROBERT The staring, that's a lot y'know, being in public and people staring, instead of saying hey how you doing they just stare, and they look, like she's not of this planet. 0135 ROBERT Like she's an outcast or something.

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