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What is the likelihood of getting diseases from wrestling/jujitsu?

What is the likelihood of getting diseases from wrestling/jujitsu?

Not too likely: Most common "diseases" I have seen relate to skin infections. "Cauliflower ear" is really not a disease, more of an injury. Because abrasions, cuts sometimes occur, things like staph infections are possible, and ringworm which is due to a fungus not a worm. Rarely "herpes gladiatorum" - I've read about it but haven't seen it. Take a shower right after a workout and rinse well with soap/H20. ...Read more

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My bf has trouble keeping it hard during sex after getting hit in jujitsu. What can he do to fix this problem?

My bf has trouble keeping it hard during sex after getting hit in jujitsu. What can he do to fix this problem?

See his urologist: He really needs to see his physician, and likely will need to be referred to a specialist like a urologist. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of doing jujitsu or any other martial art?

What are the health benefits of doing jujitsu or any other martial art?

Several things: The martial arts can help a person develop strength, flexibility, coordination; it can also help with stress and confidence. These should be weighed against potenital risk for injury. Check with your primary doctor before starting, especially if you have any chronic medical conditions. ...Read more

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Are jujitsu artists more or less prone when it comes to contracting diseases?

Are jujitsu artists more or less prone when it comes to contracting diseases?

A bit hard to say...: A practitioner of jujitsu or any consistent exercise program will be better conditioned and more likely to have better nutritional status thus maintaining a healthier status. As to being more/less prone to contracting diseases - there's not any evidenced based research that shows an advantage either way. Diseases have more than environment that influence their presence, including genetics. ...Read more

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My blisters popped while practicing for jujitsu underneath the bandaid. What can I do to treat them?

My blisters popped while practicing for jujitsu underneath the bandaid. What can I do to treat them?

Clean area: Once blisters have opened, it is important to keep the area clean, remove some of the dead skin so that no collections of fluid can get infected. Keep the area covered, and use a mild antiseptic such as Bacitracin or neosporin ointment until the area has healed. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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