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Web Chat: My Body is Changing. Mon 2nd Nov 4.30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 2nd November 2015.

Is your body changing and you’re not quite sure what’s going on? Everyone goes through this phase in life it’s something that we all have in common. It can be awkward and sometimes feel embarrassing but it’s NORMAL. Join us for a chat on Monday 2nd November 4:30pm – 5pm and connect with other young people, ask questions, find answers and discuss.

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YawningHorse / 2 Nov 16:28

hello? whats this on?

User has removed their details YawningHorse / 2 Nov 16:36

Hi, this chat is on body changes today.

SportyMonkey / 2 Nov 16:29

My minds telling me no... BUT MY BODY..!!

YawningHorse / 2 Nov 16:35

What's good for spots?

User has removed their details YawningHorse / 2 Nov 16:40

Hi, drink plenty of fluids, 6-8 glasses of water is recommended per day. Eat a balance diet with lots of fruit and vegetables. Have a good hygiene routine I.e wash your skin twice a day. If you wear make up, make sure you remove it before you go to bed so it doesn't clogg up your pours. You can also talk to your pharmacist for any recommended treatments. Hope this is helpful.

YawningHorse User has removed their details / 2 Nov 16:47

I find it hard to drink that much water, I feel like I have to go to the loo a lot.

User has removed their details YawningHorse / 2 Nov 16:56

Its important to drink regular fluids throughout the day as it will not only help hydrate your skin but will also help with concentration. The more you drink, the more you will need the toilet, however after some time your bladder should get used to holding more water, meaning you won't need to use the toilet so often.

SportyMonkey / 2 Nov 16:39

My body is changing i think, its getting bigger downstairs, I don't want it to get out of control... is this normal?

User has removed their details SportyMonkey / 2 Nov 16:43

As you grow up your body will change and some parts of your body will develop, this is normal and nothing to worry about. Everybody grows at different rates.

YawningHorse / 2 Nov 16:40

Every one in my year is taller than me :(

User has removed their details YawningHorse / 2 Nov 16:46

Everybody grows at different rates so please try not to worry. Often growth is dependant on your parents and their height. If you are concerned about you're growth you can contact your school nurse for support.

SportyMonkey / 2 Nov 16:46

I don't mean to scare you, but i'm getting hairier.. everywhere.. I was watching Animals Unleashed the other day with my parents and asked them what animal was on TV, they said "uranotang", am I turning into one of these?

User has removed their details SportyMonkey / 2 Nov 16:51

Its quite normal to grow hair in different parts of your body as your growing up. I doubt it very much you will grow as much hair as a Orangutan.

YawningHorse User has removed their details / 2 Nov 16:53

is it true if you start shaving - you grow more hair?

User has removed their details YawningHorse / 2 Nov 16:58

Yes when you shave this encourages the hair follicles to grow, if this is concerning you, you could speak to your GP about this.

YawningHorse / 2 Nov 16:48

The boys in my class sound really funny.

User has removed their details YawningHorse / 2 Nov 16:53

Boys voices change tone as they grow older, when boys are in year 7 to year 9 often their voices are higher pitched than those in year 9 upwards. As boys grow and develop their voice changes and becomes deeper. This is a normal part of puberty.

SportyMonkey / 2 Nov 16:51

I look around my classroom and sometimes I can't find my friends.. then I look down and I spot them walking around my legs.. either I'm getting bigger or they are getting smaller, help!!!

YawningHorse / 2 Nov 16:57

If i pop my spots will they spread?

User has removed their details YawningHorse / 2 Nov 16:59

Yes as the bacteria can spread on your skin. If you have the urge to pop a spot then make sure you wash your hands before and your skin afterwards.

User has removed their details / 2 Nov 17:03

Thanks everyone, this chat is now closed.

User has removed their details / 2 Nov 17:04

This chat is now closed, thanks for taking part.

Should you need anymore information on this topic, have a look at:

Health for teens puberty just the facts

Alternatively you could speak to your parent/carer, a trusted adult, member of school staff, your school nurse or doctor. If there is an emergency then please contact 999 or visit A&E.

You can text your school nurse through the ChatHealth messaging service which runs Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm. If you go to school in Leicester City please text 07520 615386, if you go to school in Leicestershire County or Rutland then please text 07520 615387.

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This chat is now closed, thanks for taking part.

Should you need anymore information on this topic, have a look at:

Health for teens puberty just the facts

Alternatively you could speak to your parent/carer, a trusted adult, member of school staff, your school nurse or doctor.  If there is an emergency then please contact 999 or visit A&E.

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