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Date: 10/29/08 11:59 PM

29 Responses to Leeches Cure

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2008 at 10:26 pm
    Link: Leeches Cure - Yes, leeches suck your blood, but some believe that could be healthy for you.
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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2008 at 12:03 am
    I hate leeches very, very much.
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    cmanatlan Male 13-17
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    October 30, 2008 at 12:10 am
    Haha that doesn`t look too bad. I had to have my foot operated on in mexico in this sketchy nurse room and the way she did it was so unprofessional that no "alternative medicine" scares me anymore. Except for maybe leeches on your eyeballs, but only jackass did that.
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2008 at 12:16 am
    I`ve heard that this actually works for like blood poisioning and stuff...
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    buttersrules Male 40-49
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    October 30, 2008 at 12:28 am
    leeces are still commonly used, even in developed countries. For example, in limb re-attachment. The drawing of blood stimulates circulation. Different rasoning, but same methodology.
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    Kisato Female 18-29
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    October 30, 2008 at 12:29 am
    Interesting. I don`t mind leeches at all (I`ve never seen one in person though) and I don`t think I`d mind one sucking my blood. Although, I wonder how it feels and how painful it is, if at all. I`m just curious like that XD
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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5143 posts
    October 30, 2008 at 1:48 am
    Leeches freak me out, since i had one attatched to my ankle after going swimming.
    omg haha i wish someone had a camera then, i would have found it funny now.
    I was only about 7-8 though.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
    2076 posts
    October 30, 2008 at 2:15 am
    uh..they use leaches often to reattach fingers that might be cut off
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2008 at 2:16 am
    *modern science that is
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    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
    1071 posts
    October 30, 2008 at 3:13 am
    freaky.

    cool, but freaky.

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    buttersrules Male 40-49
    287 posts
    October 30, 2008 at 3:57 am
    kisato,
    They actually don`t hurt, and thats why in the tropics they can be a problem. You can get covered in them, and barely feel it, and whilst a few are nothing major, a lot of them can cause a lot of blood loss, because you keep bleeding after they`re removed. When I was in the Army, checking each other for leeches after river crossings was mandatory in tropical areas.
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    October 30, 2008 at 4:06 am
    Nova did a segment about the anti-coagulant in the leeches that makes it helpful for severe surgery in saving damaged limbs. Still it`s creepy as heel.
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1370 posts
    October 30, 2008 at 4:07 am
    creepy as hell, not heel. Sorry
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    October 30, 2008 at 4:55 am
    Sure leeches have the medical uses, that`s why they have been used for thousands of years for it. MOST old remedies are based on actual properties of the thing being used actually doing the job. But honestly, would YOU like this Amazon Leech on you??

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    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4014 posts
    October 30, 2008 at 5:01 am
    This is new?

    Been standard practice for wound cleaning over here for centuries (probably). Heck, some beauticians even use leeches to get rid of acne, though I don`t think I`m keen to have leeches all over my face.

    Note: Just because you never saw it before, doesn`t mean it`s new to the rest of the world.

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    alice_x Female 18-29
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    October 30, 2008 at 5:34 am
    Why is Jay in the corner of I-A-B..

    does anyone else have that pic on the right side of the screen, where the ad usually is xD lol

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    buttersrules Male 40-49
    287 posts
    October 30, 2008 at 5:39 am
    Same with maggots. They`ve been used forever and a day, and still occasionally get used in hospitals here. Nothing new in it. But if its not all whiz bang fancy equipment with lots of blinking lights and a cool sounding acronym, some people just can`t believe it`s good medicine.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    October 30, 2008 at 6:11 am
    > uttersrules
    > Same with maggots. They`ve been used for

    Don`t you mean "same with m...m..m..mm..maggots, they`ve b..b..been used f..f...f..f.f..f....." And not only do you look taller than 2 and a half feet, but you`re the twin of the guy off Little Britain! Wow! :-)

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    October 30, 2008 at 6:41 am
    Spiders, snakes, slugs, roosterroaches... none of those freak me out too much (in fact I like snakes).

    Leeches?

    I don`t even want to THINK about leeches... Dx

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    Lauraly Female 18-29
    2262 posts
    October 30, 2008 at 6:58 am
    I just would not be comfortable with a leech on my face. I`ve had one on my leg before, but it never attached... however when my mom used to run a daycare out of our house she would take the kids and I swimming during the summer at the lake down the street from my house. One year a girl got a leech in her belly button, so we had to go back home, have her lay down on a table and pour salt on the leech to make it let go. Her belly button filled up 3 times with blood that we had to let coagulate and then pop out with a toothpick. It was disgusting.

    (And there you have yet another pointless story from my memory banks... I do that a lot I think.)

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    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    October 30, 2008 at 8:52 am
    Spiders, snakes, slugs, roosterroaches... none of those freak me out too much (in fact I like snakes).
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I hate all of those things, but roosterroaches are the worst.

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    Slade8 Male 18-29
    952 posts
    October 30, 2008 at 2:26 pm
    Okay, that shot of the leech in the mustard and ketchup grossed me out. Ugh. Still, leeches aren`t that bad. Neither are maggots.
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    buttersrules Male 40-49
    287 posts
    October 30, 2008 at 9:47 pm
    @ lionhart...
    Unfortunately I picked my IAB username before I found the Godlike benevolence that is Andy Pipkin..

    and Opie and backfat...roosterroaches, classic. Way to go, IAB filter. :)

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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2557 posts
    October 31, 2008 at 6:15 pm
    oh god eww
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    sam111 Male 30-39
    77 posts
    November 1, 2008 at 7:54 am
    leeches. great analogy for whats actually sucking the life from american culture.but in the end they make us stronger. because we dont want to raise punks.
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    xFlashFirex Female 13-17
    78 posts
    November 1, 2008 at 7:54 pm
    I don`t care if it`s good for me, I`d NEVER let leeches suck my blood willingly.
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    sam111 Male 30-39
    77 posts
    November 3, 2008 at 1:19 am
    leeches. great analogy for whats actually sucking the life from american culture.but in the end they make us stronger. because we dont want to raise punks.
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    sam111 Male 30-39
    77 posts
    November 4, 2008 at 12:52 am
    leeches. great analogy for whats actually sucking the life from american culture.but in the end they make us stronger. because we dont want to raise punks.
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    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
    416 posts
    November 4, 2008 at 1:15 pm
    "leeches are still commonly used, even in developed countries."
    Like England for example. I sometimes work in hospitals, and have seen jars of leeches. I couldn`t believe my eyes at first, so I asked one of the nurses.
    She thinks they`re `cute` and is sad when they are killed once full.
    Aww...

    They also use maggots to eat dead flesh because that`s all they eat, they won`t touch the live stuff. Great for clearing wounds.

    It`s all a bit medieval, isn`t it?

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