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Doctor insights on: Unusual Odors Mousey, Musty Or Horse Like Odor

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Unusual Odors (Definition)

Unusual odors are strange smells. Some people with neurological problems may notice unusual odors (that don't truly exist) if the part of the brain ...Read more


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What would cause a neck to get a feeling like it was a charley horse?

What would cause a neck to get a feeling like it was a charley horse?

Cervical joints: Joint in the cervical spine are prone to arthritis and that may be causing the feeling. Try warm compresses and over the counter pain relief. If that does not help, it would be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain on left side under last few ribs feels kinda like Charlie horse what could it be?

Pain on left side under last few ribs feels kinda like Charlie horse what could it be?

Many things: Many things could manifest as this type of pain such as anxiety, infection, inflammation, stomach irritation etc. Does anything make it better or worse? What are the characteristics of the pain. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I just coughed and it feels like a have a charlie horse in my back . I can't move at all and when I eat the pain worsens its on my left upper side ?

I just coughed and it feels like a have a charlie horse in my back . I can't move at all and when I eat the pain worsens its on my left upper side ?

Splinting cough pain: Your coughing might have caused a stitch in your back due to strain of the muscles between the ribs as well as in the back, or even a shift of ribs/neck/vertebrae. Lungs and other internal organs can send referred pain signals to your musculoskeletal system (viscerosomatic reflexes is the term). See your primary care provider to confirm it's not pneumonia etc; then see a do/md/pt to get moving. ...Read more

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What is a Charlie horse?

Hold your horses: Charlie horses are nothing more than muscle spasms. They can affect any muscle but generally involve the legs. These spasms can be caused by many different things. If they continue with any severity, I suggest you seek a professional to isolate the root cause. ...Read more

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What causes charlie horses?

What causes charlie horses?

Hmmm: Tough question. Several theories. Lack of movement can sometimes contribute. It also maybe related to calcium and magnesium imbalances. Make sure you are taking supplements if you are prone to them. ...Read more

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How do I cure charley horse?

How do I cure charley horse?

First: Avoid dehydration. Second, often low serum potassium is an issue. Eat bananas. ...Read more