Sunday, April 10, 2005

Leech in nose

This story might make you worry the next time you get a bleeding nose.

Doesn't salt make leeches let go? Shouldn't they have packed her nostrils with salt?

It's possible that I have mixed up the tips I learned from adventure stories as a child. Maybe it was fire for leeches, and salt for something else. And I don't suppose fire would be very practical.


Anonymous said...

I can't believe that the first doctor missed its "slimy and mobile body"! ;^)

She Weevil said...

It's a slightly more sinister concept than a spider in the bath.

Odious said...

It's actually fairly easy to remove leeches from one's nose. They're only there to get transportation to the next body of water (once they're satiated), so just holding a glass of water under your nose can cause them to drop right out.

It's still unpleasant.