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How can leech suck the skin without pain ?

How can leech suck the skin without pain ?

Evolution: The leech is a wily bloodsucker; uses its own brand of numbing before it injects its sucking mouth part. Don't think about it too much;use it as motivation to avoid where they wait and wait. ...Read more

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Can a human beings live on eating leeches?

Can a human beings live on eating leeches?

Possibly but why?: Leeches are probably a reasonable source of protein and fat. It is difficult to imagine why one would want to subsist on such a diet and it would be difficult to acquire enough leeches to provide the caloric needs daily. But people have over time survived on some amazing diets. ...Read more

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In what way can leeches benefit your health?

In what way can leeches benefit your health?

Wound care: Leeches are being used at some wound care centers to remove dead and damaged tissues from wounds, thus avoiding surgical debridement. I believe that their use is still experimental.. ...Read more

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Where can I buy medicinal leeches in sydney?

Leech Therapy: There is reportedly only one medicinal leech therapist in syndey. That might be a good place to check: http://www.Leechtherapy.Com.Au/. ...Read more

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How can leeches and maggots help in medicines today?

How can leeches and maggots help in medicines today?

Yes: There are circumstances with infected tissue and blood strangulated tissue where leeeches and maggots can be useful. Medicinal leeches and maggots are available on the market for this purpose. ...Read more

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Can people actually get treated from applying leeches?

Can people actually get treated from applying leeches?

Yes, thankfully.: Because leeches drain blood effectively, efficiently, and nearly painlessly, they are very effective at treating problems where blood has pooled to a dangerous level. Examples: post-operatively, if wound swells with blood, pressure builds and fresh blood can not enter the area, so the area could die. Fda clearance for leeches used to treat this. Research also shows efficacy in pain control. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some uses for medicinal leeches?

I was wondering what are some uses for medicinal leeches?

Medicinal leeches: The most common use of medicinal leeches today are for ridding the body of excess blood that may pool post injury or post operatively in an area. For example, in outer ear surgery, the leeches would be placed on the outside of the ear to allow healing to take place after a surgical correction to the ear. The leeches simply fall off when they are engorged. No harm to the patient. ...Read more

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Are medicinal leeches still used and what they are used for?

Are medicinal leeches still used and what they are used for?

Some do: Some microvascular surgeons may use leeches to help with reattaching fingers, ears, etc -- i know it seems creepy but without them, apparently there's more risk of clotting in the reconnected part. Clotting leads to swelling and death of the part -- not what you want to happen! http://www.Yalemedlaw.Com/2011/08/medicinal-leeches-natures-finest-surgical-tool-from-the-swamps/. ...Read more

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