K, let me just start out by saying this: If you are sick, you should go to a doctor.
I know it’s inconvenient and expensive and an all-around hassle…but you should do it anyway. Doctors are trained professionals who have more knowledge than you do about how the body works. Whatever you do, do NOT try to DIY your own medical care like the people from this AskReddit thread did.
(Also, fair warning: Some of these stories are pretty gross. Read them with caution.)
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
Adult patient had gas and poked a hole in his belly button with basically a knitting needle to release it.
It didn’t work, he actually came in for the ensuing infection in his belly button. – okaycitizen
An old lady told me the rain hurt her arthritis. That’s reasonable.
She also swore that dog spit had healing properties so she let her dogs lick her feet when she felt it coming on. She then wanted to show me a video of said dogs licking said feet.
I swiftly and politely declined. – lacamaguzi
My mom once melted Vick’s Vapor Rub into my tea because she thought that would help my cold.
It didn’t. – apostrophie
This lady with some kind of cellulitis or something shows up with rainbow streaky legs… someone told her nail polish is good for healing skin or something. – PurpleStegosaur
We’re just getting started…