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    Seeking Medical Advice on FOO

    Just some thoughts about what I have seen taking place over the months here at FOO. I am not a Doctor but I stayed at a Best Western last night. If you have some odd malady or are wondering if you should have that spurting cut treated here is my advice. Go see a doctor.

    This is not addressed to anyone in particular it is just an observation. If you are worried about your health why would you solicit answers in the lounge area of a bicycle board?

    Truly, I am very curious as to why one might do this!
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    The same reason I use wikipedia as a source when writing papers.

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    Ironically, because there is a wide range of experience here and generally, within the first post or so, someone always says "Go to the Doctor" anyway! My take is that often, they are looking for someone to just say that......
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    I have rivulets of pus flowing out of my eyes, the skin on my chest is sloughing off, my fingernails and toenails are turning black and falling off, it burns when I pee, and I can feel my teeth loosening. Also, my scalp itches.

    So, my question is, should I take ibuprofen or acetaminophen to treat my condition?

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. Because I can.
    2. Because maybe someone has had a similiar experience.
    3. Because foo is filled with-know-it-alls.
    4. Because everyone loves hearing details about my bodily functions and problems.
    5. Because pink is the new rainbow.
    Etc, etc.

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    Go see a doctor.
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    I never go to doctors.
    Self surgery is where it's at.

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    I think it's because those people are afraid of what they might hear or are afraid of doctor/cannot afford doctor and are looking for a home remedy of sorts or some reassurance that it will be "okay".

    Plus I think Merton started doing this and it caught on.

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    I'm bleeding quite profusely from my pores now, and my scalp is starting to really itch. Can someone please help?

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    I suspect most people will go to a doctor, but because some doctors spend less than 10 minutes actually examining and talking with the patient, most people feel more comfortable trying to get a handle on possibilities so as to streamline the dialogue with the doc. To this end, it makes sense that many will ask friends if they've had a similar experience in the interim between making an appointment and going to the appointment. And, some of us happen to consider people on these forums to be friends.

    I seriously doubt anyone self-medicates or self-treats based on advice or input offered here. But I'll bet they are able to better generate more specific questions for the doc. And sometimes doing so can help the doc to consider things he/she might have overlooked until a follow-up visit. I've had this experience myself, though at the time, I had gathered info at the local AHEC library because the Internet wasn't so replete with reliable medical and univerisity hospital sites at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136
    I'm bleeding quite profusely from my pores now, and my scalp is starting to really itch. Can someone please help?
    Lemony Pledge.

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    Does some kind of lemon-scented Pledge adhesive exist, so I can reattach my fingernails and toenails, and try to seal up the disintegrating flesh? I'll be sure to give the rest of it a good scrub with Pledge, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    I suspect most people will go to a doctor, but because some doctors spend less than 10 minutes actually examining and talking with the patient, most people feel more comfortable trying to get a handle on possibilities so as to streamline the dialogue with the doc. To this end, it makes sense that many will ask friends if they've had a similar experience in the interim between making an appointment and going to the appointment. And, some of us happen to consider people on these forums to be friends.

    I seriously doubt anyone self-medicates or self-treats based on advice or input offered here. But I'll bet they are able to better generate more specific questions for the doc. And sometimes doing so can help the doc to consider things he/she might have overlooked until a follow-up visit. I've had this experience myself, though at the time, I had gathered info at the local AHEC library because the Internet wasn't so replete with reliable medical and univerisity hospital sites at the time.
    +1 on Vega's comments.

    I'm one of those who came here to BF (and not specifically Foo) to ask about my knee problem. I wasn't expecting anything other than some replies from someone else who may have had a similar problem and could possibly inform me on what they did. What they did and what I did are or could be two different things. We all are so different, so what works for one may not work for another, but I just wanted to hear what others experiences were. I wanted to know what kind of injury others had, what they did for it, how long it took them to get back to riding their bike or whatever. It would give me a gauge as to possibly what I had in store as far as recovery. I didn't like a lot of what I heard - it could take months for my injury to heal and this was at the beginning of the cycling season. Long story short - it took and is gonna take as long as some (and my doctor) said it would....

    Also, PATH, I consider several of the people here on Foo to be my friends (having met a couple this summer as well) and just wanted to hear what they thought and get their advice. 9 times outa 10 I'll do what's best for me, in my opinion, whether it coincides with the "advice" received here. That's my $0.02.

    Oh and by the way, I did go see my doctor 2 months ago when I got injured and after getting the standard reply: Go see your doctor. Oh yea, I also solicited the advice of our resident doctor, DrPete
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    okay, x136, I'm going to have to perform an exploratory laparotomy. It sounds like the right thing to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136
    Does some kind of lemon-scented Pledge adhesive exist, so I can reattach my fingernails and toenails, and try to seal up the disintegrating flesh? I'll be sure to give the rest of it a good scrub with Pledge, though.
    When your vag prolapses, it's time to be concerned.

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    It's cuz most people hate going to the doctor. Self included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136
    I'm bleeding quite profusely from my pores now, and my scalp is starting to really itch. Can someone please help?

    It's ebola. Abandon all hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136
    I have rivulets of pus flowing out of my eyes, the skin on my chest is sloughing off, my fingernails and toenails are turning black and falling off, it burns when I pee, and I can feel my teeth loosening. Also, my scalp itches.

    So, my question is, should I take ibuprofen or acetaminophen to treat my condition?

    Thanks in advance.
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    No. Would that help?

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    He got bitted on the ayeballz by a brwn recluse spiderz.

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    Couldn't hurt at this point. And the bleeding and pus are sure to get pup aroused.
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    Why wouldn't someone ask if it's somehow related to or can be affected by cycling? There are plenty of cyclists who can help because they have been there. It's always useful to get some ideas before going in to see a doctor. For one thing, it's help you judge if what you will be told makes any sense, it helps streamline the questions, and also, it's hard enough to find a good doctor at all, let alone one who knows anything about cycling issues.

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    BTW, this thread reminds me of The legendary Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    The only doc I'll ask advice from is....


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    Here is a source for a second opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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