Knowing when an ailment can be treated at home and when it requires proper medical attention is, I would say, an essential life skill. Got a fairly small cut? Whack some antiseptic and a Band-Aid on it. Got a gnarly wound that just will not stop bleeding? Take it to the emergency room, friend.
But some people seem to think they know better, whether it’s because they’ve watched far too many YouTube videos, or they’ve been given some horrifically wrong information. Either way, they’re the kind of person who treats a hospital-grade injury like a light graze.
It’s the medical professionals who have to deal with these people. The doctors, nurses, dentists, and other practitioners who try their best to keep a straight face when really, they’re wondering how the person managed to make it this far through life as it is.
These brave medical professionals shared their stories of DIY horror treatments with Reddit. I gotta tell ya, they’re not pretty at all. If you have a weak stomach, I suggest you close this window now. If not, well, enjoy, I guess.
I’m screaming. This is absolutely horrid. Never do this.
I love that this guy just assumed a flesh stapler works exactly like a paper one. Not quite, pal.
A scalpel!? Just brush your damn teeth. Jesus.
I never thought I’d have to write this, but white bread an milk will absolutely never help an infection. In fact, it’ll probably make the situation worse.
Both of these are the worst things I’ve ever read. Fuck all of this.
Wow, just… Wow. If you’re keen to read more, firstly, what the fuck is wrong with you? Secondly, here’s the link.
If something is bothering you or you’re unwell for any reason, please see a doctor or go to the emergency room. I can’t stress that enough.