Last night I mentioned that I saw this story on the local news about this new therapy in Europe somewhere. They use these little carp, minnow size, to remove dead skin. A lady was sitting with her legs in a large bath filled with these little carp. They were feeding on her dead skin. I bet that tickles.
I have heard of using leeches to remove small hematomas and maggots to debride wounds but using the little carp to remove dead skin is a new one.
Well I had time to sleep on that whole carp idea. That is really a bunch of BS people. A washcloth and some elbow grease will remove dead skin. They've just found another way to outsource a job. Of course, those little carp might need the work.
Now I want to say that the leeches and the maggots were good ideas even though a tad on the gross side. The maggots had a really dirty job. They have to climb down in a nasty stinky rotten wound, eat out all the bad tissue and leave the nice pink stuff behind. Just like with those illegal immigrants, who are they going to find to do that job.
The leeches were also worth the weight of their little slimy black bodies. They actually injected an anticoagulant, I think maybe even a little pain killer, and suck old blood out from under the skin. They've been used to get rid of a black eye before a wedding and years ago, I read where they were used to remove small hematomas after fine hand surgery, making healing much better.
Those carp..... that's going way too far. I tell ya, they’re never going to stop coming up with ways to outsource jobs.