I saw something new and scary - page 5

Ive done this for a long long time now. And for the first time in a long time I saw someting new. A mother had brought her teenage daughter in for drinking her own urine.The pt had no c/os other than... Read More

  1. by   Keepstanding
    :uhoh21: Enough Already !
  2. by   pricklypear
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    Urine is mostly water plus waste "the vitamins, byproducts, and minerals not metabolized by the liver or needed by the body." Not like poo. Urine is sterile and therefore can be taken in shortly after voiding. I wouldn't recommend it. But it will allow you to take in the excess nutrients and water that your body would need if you started to dehydrate. However, if you continue this process with no water or food, like being stranded, your urine will eventually become more and more potent with byproducts that the body cannot use and then be toxic and kill you.

    I am not woman enough to drink my urine no matter how desperate. Gross.
    Good point. For some reason that story stuck in my mind from way back when it happened when I was a kid. We lived in the desert, and were taught from an early age about carrying water, and where to get water if you were ever stranded in the desert - and after this happened, everybody was cautioned NEVER to drink urine. The group of Mexicans who died had last been seen in Mexico a couple weeks before they were found, they had been out there for at least a week in 115 degree heat. I remember hearing that they had not all died of dehydration, some had died from the urine consumption. I suppose they had reached the point where the urine was actually toxic. I might get desperate enough to drink urine, but can't picture myself digging into poo!
  3. by   Anhelo Impedio
    drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. (the book of proverbs 5:15)*


    http://skepdic.com/urine.html


    check it out ....
  4. by   botch92
    Did anybody watch that episode of CSI with the model who died that drinking her own urine that would help extend her life beauty that sort of thing - wonder if she thought it was a good idea from that??? YUCK----- Cant imagine ever a good idea though think i would become dehydrated first..
  5. by   Capt. Kenai
    Yea sure, urine is steril, and if your ever out and get a venomous insect bite your body will begin to create antihistamines that will be secreated into the urine. If your without a sting kit and are having a strong allergic reaction you'll get the benifit of this antihistamine if you drink your own urine. I rather gag on my urine than choke on my tounge...
  6. by   Balder_LPN
    Ok this thread is starting to drift a bit, so, from the land of SCUBA lore.....

    If you get stung by a jelly fish, pee on it, ammonia in the urine helps to neutralize the sting..really,really,really

    I know this works!!
  7. by   sandiixx
    I have heard that you can only drink your urine once if stranded because after that it becomes to concentrated or something like that and will cause harm. Wish I could remember what that scientist said but i dont intend to drink my urine, so maybe i dont need to remember???
  8. by   MichaelLooney
    Quote from teeituptom
    Ive done this for a long long time now. And for the first time in a long time I saw someting new. A mother had brought her teenage daughter in for drinking her own urine.The pt had no c/os other than her mother bringing her into the ER for eval.
    Apparently there are some alledged health benefits to this, but the thought just boggles my mind.I hope this isnt some new trend out there
    Actually, its a complete therapy (dunno if anyone has said this yet). Compeltely alternative medicine, though, and very well frowned upon by most of the world, which, of course, makes me intersted, LOL:

    http://skepdic.com/urine.html
  9. by   Patrick M6
    I used to be a survival instructor. My understanding of this is, because of the impurities in urine, it would actually take more water to re-filter it and would end up dehydrating you more. There are ways to "clean it up" though, by evaporating and collecting the water portion, while leaving behind all the other "stuff."
  10. by   mich_01085
    I had a prof. state that peeing on a wound is a good way to clean it. I wouldn't try that either. Yuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. by   kenni
    I don't understand how it's supposed to help you if you're dehydrated. I mean, it sounds good (being a liquid). But when you're dehydrated you're supposed to drink water and not soda or juice because they are hypertonic and would further dehydrate you. This is the same reason that if you were stranded at sea you're not supposed to drink the sea/ocean water. I would think the same is true for urine.
  12. by   suebird3
    Quote from mich_01085
    I had a prof. state that peeing on a wound is a good way to clean it. I wouldn't try that either. Yuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I heard this, too. It was the sterility bit. Done during the Crimea, I THINK!
  13. by   mkeep74
    Actually this was just on a repeat episode of CSI the other night. People believe that drinking your own "fresh" urine has anti-aging benefits and they have actually interpreted Bible sections to back it up. Crazy but true. I don't know about anyone else, but even if scientific proof does back this up, it would take some severe hydration to even make me consider it. Wrinkles or not.:barf01

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