4 posts tagged with health by scarabic.
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Forearm Issues

There's something long and hard inside my forearm, and it's not my radius or ulna! Tendonitis? Carpal tunnels? Repetitive Stress Injury? Keyboard allergy? Whatever you call it, I'm experiencing some pain and even a little numbness. I'm working on ergonomics, using ice and advil. A little massage. Rest. Any other suggestions? I will see a doctor but I welcome advice and anecdotes on computery injury / strain. Thanks!
posted by scarabic on Nov 6, 2004 - 13 answers

Neglected neighbor cat may have a broken toe, what should I do?

KittyFilter! I think Skinny broke a toe. I saw him take a fall and he's been limping on one foot since then. It's improved steadily, he can walk on it now (though gingerly) but I can see some swelling in one toe. Before you tell me to take him into the vet, please read the [more inside]. [more inside]
posted by scarabic on May 22, 2004 - 15 answers

What's Benign About Benign Tumors?

What's so benign about benign tumors? What are they, anyway? All definitions I can find simply offer "the opposite of cancerous tumors." In my book, the opposite of a cancerous tumor is no tumor at all. What makes benign tumors form? Can't they pose some threat, based on where they appear? How similar are they to cancerous tumors, given the differences in the way they grow and spread? Science folk, don't spare the horsepower. I may very possibly be able to keep up with you.
posted by scarabic on Feb 27, 2004 - 7 answers


I have an allergy which makes fleas bites on my body a real problem. In a concentrated infestation, I may actually become ill from too many. I'm looking for an effective way to keep my house clear of them. [more] [more inside]
posted by scarabic on Jan 18, 2004 - 11 answers

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