No one wants their medical treatments to be invasive, painful, or disgusting. Make it quick and easy, and we’re happy as clams. Unfortunately, not all illnesses play nice. In order to treat them, people may have to resort to drastic and disgusting measures. From surgery to a basic pill, people have come up with some nasty ways to treat patients. Think your stomach is ready for this list? We sure hope so! Here are 25 Most Disgusting Medical Treatments You Won’t Believe.
Though we don’t recommend doing this at home, recent studies have shown Phycomyces blakesleeanus, a common mold found on bread, could help fight infection on wounds and help them heal. Researchers are trying to find ways to use this to our advantage by making them into surgical dressings.
Grow Fingertips on Stomach
If you lose one of your fingertips in an accident, it’s unlikely to grow back on its own, and you’ll be called stumpy for the rest of your days. A man in China faced this very dilemma when his doctor suggested they attach his finger to his stomach. By increasing blood flow to the area with the stomach skin around it, doctors hoped it would grow back. Sure enough, it worked.
Toe as a Thumb
If you had to choose between having a thumb or a big toe, which would you choose? That was the unfortunate choice an Australian cattle worker had to make when he lost his thumb in an accident. When they couldn’t reattach his thumb, he was told they could give him a new thumb from his big toe. Doctors said a hand without a thumb is more useless than a foot without a big toe.
Ancient Potion to Cure MRSA
An old Anglo-Saxon recipe including wine, garlic, and cow stomach bile has been shown to be more effective than modern day medicines to treat MRSA. But, did we mention the cow bile?
Swedish researchers discovered bladder tumors were reduced in just five days after patients were given a breast milk compound. They also believe it could have potential uses for acne, diabetes, and Parkinson’s.