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My daughter is having severe cramping in her legs and back.

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My daughter is having severe cramping in her legs and back. Don't know what to do. No fever.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 11 months ago.

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I'm Dr Chaithanya attending you today.

What is the age of your daughter? From when she has cramping? Did she get that before? Have you shown to doctor?

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 11 months ago.

Leg cramps are caused due to various reasons, be it a simple dehydration to kidney problems. Mineral deficiencies like calcium and potassium deficiencies cause leg cramps. A wrong position of the leg during sleeping can cause leg cramps. Few drugs like birth pills, diuretics can cause leg cramps. The treatment is,

1. A movement in leg or mild upward massage to the leg can reduce pain

2. Apply any topical pain killer balm

3. Take an over the counter medication like Midol or Pamprin to alleviate the pain.

4. Take a multi vitamin course for three weeks.

If the symptoms persist or get severe, you need to visit the doctor.

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 11 months ago.

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