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I know we have covered this procedure, at least in theory, here before but here is an example of its actual use medically. Having cared for patients with C-diff in the past I can say with some certainty that it has to be the origin of the phrase 'the screaming shits'. So if this works then that is a wonderful thing. The pharmaceutical companies must be grinding their teeth over a cure that does not involve their products though.
     Posted By: Alex - Wed Nov 02, 2011

We have done away with simple, inexpensive, very effective treatments in favor of expensive, less proven, side effect laden ones provided by the pharmaceutical companies. Simple things like sugar and iodine in a bed sore, iodine to cleanse, sugar for the bacteria to attack instead of flesh which allows healing to take place. Milk of Magnesia and Merthiolate mixed and applied to the start of a skin breakdown then a heat lamp used on the area for a short period each day. Using bag balm or A&D;ointment on a red area instead of less effective prescription salves. All the above and many more useful therapies have been displaced for ridiculously expensive medicines that at best work no better and sometimes are worse. So good for a natural therapy that works with 95% success rate. Sorry, off the soapbox now.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/02/11 at 08:38 PM
The home repair kit, (on sale now at your local pharmacy for $19.98) consists of a pooper-scooper, blender, and turkey baster.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/02/11 at 11:32 PM
Is anyone having trouble with the above clip not showing up?
Expat, I'll never look at a turkey baster the same again.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/02/11 at 11:43 PM
The error shows up in Chrome but not in Firefox. Oh, well....
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/02/11 at 11:52 PM
@KDP: I was looking to see if there was some "technical term" for those folks who, literally, eat sh1t and hit the mother lode!

Follow only if you dare!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/03/11 at 01:15 PM
Well lets talk old and cheap verses new and expensive then. A&D;won't cure a bed sore, but you do not need a several hundred dollar salve for a reddened area either which is what is being done more and more. That kind of overkill is why medicare and medicaid are being bankrupted. Doctors are bribed everyday to prescribe the newest, most expensive thing rather than a proven and available in generic med the doc knows works fine. Sorry if you think I am a know nothing because I have not conducted million dollar studies in my spare time, but look around you at what is happening. The medical profession is culpable in the ridiculous overpricing of care. Use the right tool for the job, yes, but there is no need to buy a snow plow truck when a snow shovel will do.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/07/11 at 09:57 PM
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