10 Useless or Even Dangerous First Aid Myths
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We all know some remedy myths or old wives tales, but some of them have no effect on conditions, ailments, or illnesses of the human body. If you try any of these myths, you may run the risk of having an adverse reaction or the opposite result of what you would like to happen. So here are ten classic emergency fixes that definitely won’t do in a pinch:
|1. ||Sucking Venom From a Snakebite|
|2. ||Peeing on a Jellyfish Sting|
|3. ||Drinking Booze to Ease a Toothache|
|4. ||Slathering Butter on a Burn|
|5. ||Slapping a Raw Steak on a Black Eye|
|6. ||Apply Peroxide to Cuts and Scrapes and Leave Open to Air|
|7. ||People May Swallow Their Tongues During a Seizure|
|8. ||If You Get a Bee Sting, You Must Squeeze Out the Stinger|
|9. ||Throw Your Head Back to Stop a Nosebleed|
|10. ||If You Get Shin Splints, Running More Will Ease Them|
The advices were taken from an article written by Star Lawrence, and were also reviewed by Michael S
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Comment by: buccicone.2
Great and truthful list. It is a shame that many people still believe these myths.
Comment by: peterpan56
You are correct, most are myths. Some have other non-modern reasons for "doing". Such as the steak on a black eye was originally because it was cold and one should put a cold compress on injuries to help keep swelling down. Now we have ice packs and frozen peas!!
Nice post, Thank you.
Comment by: wormbutt