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Bacon can be used to treat medical conditions


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:14 AM

 

A doctor in the US has recounted the moment she discovered that bacon could be used to treat medical conditions.

Writing on the medical blog KevinMD, Dr Jen Gunter said that last year she and a team of doctors at the Michigan State University were presented with a four-year-old girl who suffered a blood disorder which made her bleed for abnormally long periods of time.

The youngster was suffering a bloody nose and was given a range of treatments, including a blood transfusion and a clotting serum to help stem the bleeding but nothing worked. Until Dr Gunter and the team decided to try using bacon.

Dr Gunter wrote that the team were left with no choice but to stick strips of the “cured salt pork” (later nicknamed a “bacon tampon”) into both her nostrils to stop the girl’s nosebleed.

Three days later the medical team checked on the girl to find the bleeding was “significantly less evident than it had been on all previous postoperative evaluations,” she wrote.

Dr Gunter said bacon’s high salt content helped cause the nostril to swell, constricting the blood vessels and slowing the bleeding allowing the blood to clot.

A month later the girl suffered another nose bleed and was given the same bacon treatment which this time stopped the bleeding immediately.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/26014852/bacon-can-be-used-to-treat-medical-conditions/

 

Now what drugs were they on to come up with this bit.?

 

 

Dr Gunter wrote that the team were left with no choice but to stick strips of the “cured salt pork” (later nicknamed a “bacon tampon”) into both her nostrils to stop the girl’s nosebleed.

No Choice? When all else fails try bacon.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:51 AM

:hysterical:

Stuffing bacons into the nose to stop a nosebleed - now that's a new one.

The poor girl probably has haemophilia. But it's odd that the blood transfusion and clotting serum didn't help.

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:27 AM

I bet it was the salt in the meat that did all the work. 


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:41 AM

They could've just stuffed some cotton dipped in saturated salt water into her nose.

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:18 PM

And if they did that, What kind of the headline would that make?

 

Nose bleed stopped by cotton buds, Hasnt got the same ring to it has it?


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 02:40 AM

Since it's up her nose, I'd be worried about the meat (as it spoils) spreading an infection into the brain. At the very least, about the grease causing achne.






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