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Leeches Cure

Hits: 3032 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: Weird | Added by: fancylad
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xmastree_ph
Male, 40-49, Europe
 416 Posts
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 1:15:23 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?


sam111
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 77 Posts
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 12:52:38 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.

sam111
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 77 Posts
Monday, November 03, 2008 1:19:00 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.

xFlashFirex
Female, 13-17, Southern US
 78 Posts
Saturday, November 01, 2008 7:54:02 PM
I don't care if it's good for me, I'd NEVER let leeches suck my blood willingly.

sam111
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 77 Posts
Saturday, November 01, 2008 7:54:47 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.

Vagrant86
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2566 Posts
Friday, October 31, 2008 6:15:54 PM
oh god eww

buttersrules
Male, 30-39, Australia
 279 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 9:47:13 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. :)


Slade8
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 958 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 2:26:39 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.

Backfat
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1919 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 8:52:52 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.


Lauraly
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2300 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:58:11 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.)


opiebreath
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 16061 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:41:04 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


Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:11:25 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!


buttersrules
Male, 30-39, Australia
 279 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 5:39:23 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.

alice_x
Female, 18-29, Europe
 5288 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 5:34:51 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


Pabasa
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4153 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 5:01:54 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.


Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 4:55:29 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??


Painter13
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1378 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 4:07:38 AM
creepy as hell, not heel. Sorry

Painter13
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1378 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 4:06:33 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.

buttersrules
Male, 30-39, Australia
 279 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 3:57:56 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.

DrkAng3LxNat
Female, 18-29, Canada
 1081 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 3:13:42 AM
freaky.

cool, but freaky.


AnwarNova
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2089 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 2:16:09 AM
*modern science that is

AnwarNova
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2089 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 2:15:56 AM
uh..they use leaches often to reattach fingers that might be cut off

alice_x
Female, 18-29, Europe
 5288 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 1:48:28 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.

Kisato
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 754 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 12:29:31 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

buttersrules
Male, 30-39, Australia
 279 Posts
Thursday, October 30, 2008 12:28:00 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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