DailyDirt: Alternatives To Time For Healing All Wounds…

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The days of barbers applying leeches as a healthy regime for bloodletting is long gone (thankfully). But there are still a lot of medical practices that haven’t changed that much over time. The history of bandages stretches back thousands of years, so it’s not too surprising that some improvements could be added to them. Here are just a few somewhat recent inventions for helping wounds heal.

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orbitalinsertion (profile) says:

Wound vacs are pretty good, in my experience. Never seen a little bellows pump version, though. That probably would be handy in field situations or for smaller wounds. The better 3M adhesive would go a long way to making this more comfortable when changing dressings. (Nothing like ripping off your skin around an open surgical wound for a bad experience.)

art guerrilla (profile) says:


beat me to it…
not only still used, but used in ‘merika; especially for cases where fingers/thumbs/etc are re-attached after getting severed, and the leeches are used on the appendages to stimulate blood flow…
i think there are other reasons to use them, too…
everything old becomes new again…
art guerrilla
aka ann archy
art guerrilla at windstream dot net

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