10+ Scary Symptoms That Are Usually Harmless


Eye floaters, skin tags, dizziness, or unexplained chest pain… As soon as this happens, we rush to consult Google, and end up finding hair-raising explanations to the smallest changes in our body. Well, Google isn’t always right, and something that seems scary can turn out to be completely harmless.

Here are some examples:

Chest pain

The first thing that probably comes to mind when we experience chest pain is that it’s a heart attack. Luckily, for younger people who don’t have any cardiac risks (like diabetes, for example), it’s nothing scary. Heartburn, stress, anxiety, and straining your chest muscles the wrong way during exercising can also cause chest pain. Though, if the pain doesn’t stop, it’s better to contact your doctor.

 

Lumps and skin tags

Skin tags can be found around the neck, armpits, and even the eyes, and they commonly occur on dry skin. Though they might look ugly, they are completely harmless. The best thing to do is to consult your dermatologist to find a way to get rid of them safely.

 

Eye floaters

Floaters are bits of debris in the interior of your eye that appear when you look at something white or very bright. They are not harmful at all, though they tend to become more common as we age.

 

Cracking joints

Your mom probably told you that cracking your joints will cause arthritis. But actually, there is nothing harmful about doing. It’s just air that collapses in the joint. As a result, we hear a “cracking” sound. However, if you experience discomfort while cracking, it’s better to consult your doctor.

Dizziness after sitting

It might be very scary but you don’t have to worry. Blood flows to the brain when you change your position, and it might even cause you to see stars. All you have to do is stand still for a couple of seconds and everything will go back to normal.

 

Muscle twitching

Most of the time this symptom is harmless. There are several reasons why you might experience muscle twitching, and among them are: you might have overextended your muscles, you feel anxious, or you didn’t drink enough water. Don’t worry.


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