I saw something new and scary - page 7

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   teeituptom
    in my original post I just reported something new to me.

    I never thought this would turn into such a prolific discussion

    Scares the pee outta me
  2. by   Jamesdotter
    Quote from anichols
    off the medical subject...if urine is good for plants why does puppy pee kill the grass?
    I think the puppy's pee kills the grass because it's concentrated. If you water the spot soon after he does his duty (our term for it), the grass will just green up nicely.
  3. by   mtnmom
    Quote from LoriAlabamaRN
    As for the urine on jellyfish stings, I hadn't heard that until recently. Back in 1988, I got into a Portugese Man O' War off the coast of Dauphin Island (Alabama). Not only did it hurt worse than anything I had ever experienced in my 12 year old life, the lifeguards said I had to soak in meat tenderizer for 2 hours to neutralize the venom and remove it from my skin... I smelled like a steak for a couple of weeks. Although I think that still might be preferable to gettin peed on, IMO...
    I have not tried it firsthand but remember that when I was on a snorkeling expedition down in the Caribbean our guide ( a local) told us that urine is good for sea urchin poison. Someone else on the boat had heard that too and backed him up.
    But drinking it...I dont thnk so. Seem to remember that in the book Dune they did that on the planet Arrakis because it was so dry there and all water had to be conserved,,,,but then again they all had those weirdo eyes. Supposedly the weirdo eyes were from the "spice" but I think it was the P.
    (OK, I cant be the only sci-fi fan out here)
    BTW, I know its off topic but a poultice made from wet tobacco is great for jellyfish stings, just as for bee stings, etc. I do know that one first hand from a severe jellyfish sting I got as an 8yr old when I lived in Charleston. My grandmother was there, broke open a few cigs and slapped the wet tobacco on my arm. Really helped. Ever since I carry a pk of cigs in a ziploc bag and keep it in my glove box or beach bag in the summer. (and yes, i am a NON smoker!)
    And I love the one about drinking the apple juice in the specimen cup!!! Cant wait to try that one out on someone!!
  4. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from teeituptom
    in my original post I just reported something new to me.

    I never thought this would turn into such a prolific discussion

    Scares the pee outta me
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.....that made my coffee come out of my nose!:roll :roll :roll

    good one teeituptom!
  5. by   PsychRNMsz
    Maybe the girl was watching CSI and saw that women were drinking thier pee to stay young...i could never do it

    Teens these days, don't they realize that they are suppose to try to look older not younger LOL

    Christa
  6. by   Balder_LPN
    Quote from jasmine4494
    Just a few points of interest:

    1. Premarin = PREgnant MARes' uRINe, from which the estrogen is extracted.

    2. Drinking urine exacerbates dehydration. Urine entering the gut is a hypertonic solution that pulls water from the interstitial space via oncotic/ osmotic pressure. So, if you think you might be dying of thirst in the near future, definitely ditch this idea.

    3. Throwing away any beauty products containing urea may be a bit premature. It is unlikely that the urea has originated from an animal source (unless you paid extra to have the REAL thing! LOL)
    It was the synthesis of urea (an organic compound) from ammonium cyanate (an inorganic compound) in 1828 that revolutionized the field of organic chemistry. Since they've been able to do this for well over 150 years, it seems unlikely that animals would be used for this particular ingredient. Slap on the night cream and rest easy.

    4. As for saving your urine in fruit jars in the basement........
    The nitrogen is great for growing plants, and (unlike farmers with tanks of anhydrous ammonia) you'll never have to worry about meth manufacturers trying to steal your urine.

    Trivial pursuit, anyone? :smiley_ab
    Dang, and i thought I was a trivia nut
  7. by   Balder_LPN
    ops double post
  8. by   ivypetals
    Seen an early episode of CSI where a woman drank her own urine...fresh! EWWW...it was for aging. Crazy
  9. by   teeituptom
    this worl is odder all the time isnt it
  10. by   HM2VikingRN
    I'll pass on this experiment......
  11. by   elizabells
    At the tattoo shop I used to patronize, one of the piercers advocated soaking fresh, um, penis piercings in the morning's first urine to speed healing. Also said that women who had their nipples pierced could pee in a cup and dip their breasts in it. There are like seven things wrong with those two sentences.

    I've also never been able to understand why people eat kidneys and liver. I get how offal as food came about long ago, when peasants were lucky to get any meat at all, but c'mon, guys. It's the body's filtration system. Why would you eat that if you had any other choice???
  12. by   Sabby_NC
    Quote from Darlene K.
    I'll second that barf! This filled with urine can lead to this

    There goes my breaky appetite!!:uhoh21:
  13. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from elizabells

    I've also never been able to understand why people eat kidneys and liver.
    Wow, I'm glad I'm not the only one who has questioned eating the body's purification systems. I've had liver *once* when I was in 2nd grade. Never have had it since.

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