Saturday, December 17, 2005


From david/dwe002/dwe00232.htm :


Only use modern medicines or 'home cures' that you are sure cannot damage the eyes.

One modern medicine that should not be used often, and only with great caution, is corticosteroid eye ointment. Some doctors and health workers prescribe it for almost any eye irritation. This is a dangerous mistake. If the irritation is caused by a virus (tiny germ), this ointment could make the infection worse and lead to eye damage or blindness!*

Some 'home cures' for eye problems are safe and effective. For example, in Mexico when villagers get a small piece of dirt or sand in the eye, to remove it they put a wet chia seed under the eyelid. The smooth seed has a layer of sticky mucus on it, to which the dirt sticks. Then they remove the seed. This is a safe, good home cure.

Some home cures are dangerous. Some villagers try to treat 'blurred vision' by putting human feces (shit) around the eye. This is unsafe and does not help. It could lead to dangerous infection. It is also dangerous to put lemon juice, urine, pieces of abalone shell, or Vicks ointment in the eye.

*Note: Corticosteroid drops or ointment are important medicine for preventing blindness from iritis (see "Arthritis" and "Leprosy"). But tests with 'fluorescein' should be done first to be sure there is not a virus infection. Get medical advice.


Blogger Sheryl said...

Damn, you should have told me sooner, Snave!! I thought it would be the ideal moisturizer, and now I'm almost blind for life. X-)

You and your stories about poo! Hahahaha.

8:48 PM  
Blogger Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

Where do people come up with this shit?

12:48 PM  
Blogger Damien said...

Yuuuuuuck, god i swear Snaveroo this world is gettting worse.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Snave's words of advice: I haven't tried using the feces around my eyes yet, but I do think it would make a good moisturizer, at least until it started to dry. At that point, it might begin to itch, and when you went to rub it, the gritty stuff you couldn't digest might work its way into the skin, ultimately making the dry, irritated skin much worse. I'd recommend something like an Oil of Olay lotion instead; although that stuff is definitely not as fascinating as poop, it smells a bit better and might not cause you to go septic if it gets in your bloodstream.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

In other words, no feces on facies.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

Don't worry. I don't know about your other readers, but I have enough weird biological experiments going on own without integrating shit into the mix. X-) Hahahaha.

2:06 AM  

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