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Doctors Admit The Most Dangerous DIY Treatments They've Ever Seen Patients Try
Doctors Admit The Most Dangerous DIY Treatments They've Ever Seen Patients Try

Emergency rooms are a locale of terror and sadness. Patients forced to check in under emergency situations can lead to doctor's best stories. Tales of life-saving brilliance and ingenious solutions to troubling diagnoses. Sometimes, however, there's times when patients decided they wanted all the glory, attempting to cure themselves with misguided homemade remedies.

Spoiler: They're all awful.

Reddit user, r/Shandrith, got all the horrific details when they asked:

Medical professionals of Reddit, what is the craziest DIY treatment you've seen a patient attempt?

When Life Gives You Lemons...
When Life Gives You Lemons...

Paramedic here. Once had to explain to a family that putting lemon juice in the eyes of an unconscious patient isn't an approved treatment method.

And no, it didn't work. (It was an interesting moment when I had to explain why his eyes hurt)

RobTheMedic

Spritz Away
Spritz Away

I had a guy come in for coughing and shortness of breath for the past few months. His lungs sounded like absolute sh*t. Got a chest xray that looked horrible, so I did a CT scan. Radiologist called it the worst case of necrotizing pneumonia he'd ever seen. Dude had like a 15% functional lung tissue left. The patient then mentioned things had been worse after he started using a new "breath freshener" spray....

He whipped out one of those concentrated air freshener bottles, supposed to cover up weed smell. Labeled Not For Internal Use. Apparently he had been using it like Binaca spray, and had already gone through 3 bottles.

Iamthewarthog

Super Glue Fixes Everything
Super Glue Fixes Everything

I work in dental and years ago had a patient attempt to super glue her front tooth back on after it broke in half.

She screwed up and ended up gluing the chunk to her upper lip.

12awr

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