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    I remembered after posting here that my insurance provider has a 24-hour nurse advice line and I called that, too, just to talk to a live person and she suggested the washing, but she suggested cold water. Is there a reason for choosing cold water over warm? I've also leaned toward warm.

    Again, thanks for the advice. Whenever any of you are in need of some mediocre SQL advice, don't hesitate to reach out to me. If you expert advice, contact FM, but if mediocre will do, walk this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    This made me laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parrot Head View Post
    I remembered after posting here that my insurance provider has a 24-hour nurse advice line and I called that, too, just to talk to a live person and she suggested the washing, but she suggested cold water. Is there a reason for choosing cold water over warm? I've also leaned toward warm.
    No reason.
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    I have a cramping issue.

    No aholes...not PMS.

    My calves cramp almost daily. I am tight from mid calf to the lower hamstring, and I get groin cramps probably twice a month.

    I eat bananas, drink G2 like it is going out of style and nothing seems to work.

    Any ideas?

    I freaking cramp up golfing...while riding in a golf cart.

    I know I need to drink some more water, but there has to be something besides that.

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    Are you still doing the couch to 5k? Maybe you are doing too much too soon.
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    I am much too refined to ask such an uncouth question, so I will just have to google "groin cramp"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    I am much too refined to ask such an uncouth question, so I will just have to google "groin cramp"
    Lol.

    Groin muscle....inner thigh. Usually only on my left leg.

    You can't stretch it to cause it to stop. You have to find a semi comfortable position and wait it out. It hurts something horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    I have a cramping issue.

    No aholes...not PMS.

    My calves cramp almost daily. I am tight from mid calf to the lower hamstring, and I get groin cramps probably twice a month.

    I eat bananas, drink G2 like it is going out of style and nothing seems to work.

    Any ideas?

    I freaking cramp up golfing...while riding in a golf cart.

    I know I need to drink some more water, but there has to be something besides that.
    I usually massage cramps. I imagine that will solve your groin "cramp" problem as well.

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    Tick, I'm not ignoring your question--I just don't have any good answers. I've seen plenty of patients with cramps and almost none of them have had low potassium levels, contrary to the folklore out there. Low magnesium levels I have seen a bit more frequently, but usually all the electrolytes are perfectly normal. I suspect there are some very localized electrolyte abnormalities (poor blood flow to a portion of the muscle so electrolytes and waste products don't get flushed out or replaced like they should) that we just can't measure with a blood draw, but that would be difficult to treat. Probably the best would be Danimal's advice to rub it out (rimshot) and/or watch if you're overdoing anything when it comes on. But really--cramps are tough to treat, IMO.
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    does pickle juice do anything other than provide electrolytes?
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    I can imagine tick in a Simpsons episode. "My shirts chaffing me." "I've got a groin cramp and it needs to be rubbed out."

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    There may be a cure for Hep C. I didn't know that people born between 1945-1965 should be screened for it, even if they don't have any risk factors. Cool stuff.

    http://www.mysuncoast.com/health/new...a4bcf6878.html
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    On my recent backpacking trip, I passed through more poison oak than I have ever encountered in my entire life. There were times when I actually had to use it to support myself on the side of a hill above the cliffs. One of the guys I was with was an ER doc. Fist thing we did when we hit civilization was to have him call in a prescription for some very strong steroid and we picked it up at 2 in the morning. Took another dose yesterday morning. 2 days later and no rash at all. This is incredible. I am so happy, at least this far.

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    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/27/health...html?hpt=hp_t2

    8 Dengue fever cases in south Florida from local mosquitoes. I knew some people who had dengue in Costa Rica. They told me it felt like their bones were breaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/27/health...html?hpt=hp_t2

    8 Dengue fever cases in south Florida from local mosquitoes. I knew some people who had dengue in Costa Rica. They told me it felt like their bones were breaking.
    In Jamaica my whole zone had it, except me. I had to drive several of them to the mission home for recuperation. While there, I was fed by the mission president's wife, things like enchiladas and lasagna. Thanks Sister Moore and dengue virus!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/27/health...html?hpt=hp_t2

    8 Dengue fever cases in south Florida from local mosquitoes. I knew some people who had dengue in Costa Rica. They told me it felt like their bones were breaking.
    They don't call it "breakbone fever" for nothing.
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    I had it down in the Dominican Republic, but I had no SJS to drive me to the mission home.
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    Anyone care to tell me what's the diff between:

    Osgood-Schlatter Disease

    and

    Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Syndrome

    Pretty sure my 11-yo son has developed one of those (just from my cursory search). He has acute pain right below his kneecap that has developed in the last few days or so; it became so bad today that he pulled himself out of the 2nd half of his game. He plays club soccer 4x a week. It will crush him if he has to quit.

    (Edit: of course we will try and get him in to see a Dr on Monday... but in the meantime, I'm just looking for some answers. TIA.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Anyone care to tell me what's the diff between:

    Osgood-Schlatter Disease

    and

    Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Syndrome

    Pretty sure my 11-yo son has developed one of those (just from my cursory search). He has acute pain right below his kneecap that has developed in the last few days or so; it became so bad today that he pulled himself out of the 2nd half of his game. He plays club soccer 4x a week. It will crush him if he has to quit.

    (Edit: of course we will try and get him in to see a Dr on Monday... but in the meantime, I'm just looking for some answers. TIA.)
    Same disease process. Different name for different parts of the body-patella vs tibia. There are many others. Usually associated with overuse in kids whose growth plates haven't yet fused. It will get better when the growth plates fuse - age 14-15 in boys (average). Until then treatment is rest (stop/decrease whatever is making it hurt), ice, ibuprofen.
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    I saw this and thought the med folks might like it. Having bought gloves from Amazon for handling raw meat, Gorilla Glue, and uncut Coke, I reckon that tree cost about $10 + the bulbs to make.

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