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sandyRoe | 15:21 Mon 03rd Mar 2014 | Health & Fitness
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While at my ablutions today I opened the bathroom cabinet for a fresh bar of soap, turned to leave it by the bath, and on turning back saw stars. I'd forgotten to close the cabinet door and now feel there's black eye on the way. Would the use of a medicinal leech avert this and where might I get one?

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Sandy , your obsession with medicinal leeches is beginning to dominate your life, see below :o)
If you were a woman people would doubt you walked into door.
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I'd completely forgotten that post. Just goes to show what strange things are bubbling away in the subconscious. There can't be many ABers who have two threads on the subject of the leech.
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Ummmm, true enough. But there's nobody in my life cares enough to resort to violence. I sometimes get a dirty look, though.
Leeches deliver a dose of anticoagulant. You need to apply a lump of steak. (If it's frozen, thaw it out first)
If leeches would help it seems not to have come to the attention of whoever designs the NHS website. They prefer frozen peas:
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/black-eye/Pages/Introduction.aspx
For Old_Jim, copied from my NHS link:
"Do not apply steak or raw meat to your eye. There is no evidence to suggest this is an effective treatment and you may introduce harmful bacteria into your eye or any wound"
The only thing to prevent bruising is Lasonil. I always had a tube when the children were younger (so people wouldnt notice how much I was knocking them about - only joking).
I don't think you can purchase leeches in the chemist :)
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I'm probably better off without them. I mentioned things bubbling away in the subconscious. I wouldn't want a leech turning into an earworm and tunnelling in to see what was going on in there.
what make of soap was it sandy ?
oops, sorry, that's for a postcard.:o)
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Palmolive, I think. Are leeches allergic to that?
Palmolive eh................posh !
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Not really. 4 bars in a pack and I can't remember the price but not expensive.
Arnica cream is great for bruises. Can be bought in a health food shop, or you can get arnica by tablet form.
/ I wouldn't want a leech turning into an earworm and tunnelling in to see what was going on in there. / .
An earthworm? you don't have an earthy mind do you sandy?
/Palmolive, I think. Are leeches allergic to that? /.
Only human children it seems..
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I like to think I have something of an ethereal mind, seeing as it grows increasingly concerned with matters of eschatology and my certain place in the next world.
don't most children view soap with suspicion?

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