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- Jan 24 by chicagonurse89amazing! I am learning a lot in here!
- Jan 24 by FlyingScotMy best friend, who is considerably older than me and was raised in NOLA, told me of a country doctor that used to treat her sinus infections with something he swabbed up inside her nose that made her "feel great". I almost fell over laughing when I saw her face after I told her he was swabbing her with "blow".
- Jan 24 by christophernftlQuote from pockunitI am from south Alabama/greater NOLA area and I can tell you that "monkey blood" is a very common name for merchurochrome among a large segment of the population. My great-great-aunt who was a nurse/folk healer type person outside of Meridian Mississippi used to call it that whenever she pulled it out to patch a neighbor up. Then again she also practiced using mostly herbs, giant folk medicine books, and an apothocary lab setup that was fascinating to a young child. Might not have been the most traditional, but when you can't afford food, and much less the MD in town, you have to go to someone!She called it "monkey blood" for some reason. I didn't tell her I was hurt unless it was really bad.
- Jan 24 by squidbillyI too have seen liquid cocaine in ER pyxis as recently as last year (it was jokingly pointed out to me by my preceptor).
Also, I hold firm the belief that Coca-Cola knew very well the addictive properties of cocaine when they put it in their product alongside caffeine. I wouldn't be surprised if they still sneak some in there...
- Jan 24 by caroladybelleI have assisted MDs several times with procedures that involved cocaine solution.
Most have been resolving acute lifethreatening bleeds in oncology pts that had poor coagulation and negligible platelet counts. Usually nonstop nose bleeds, and one was an acute oral bleed in a pt with extremely poor dentician.
A few times it was used topically, where there was a large area of superficial wounds with a disproportionate amt of bleeding and pain. Gauze saturated with the solution applied sparingly to the wounds will slow/stop bleeding (because of the acute vasoconstriction) of the site and numb it temporarily, permitting easier cleaning, suturing and local anesthesia/injection. If you had to repeatedly inject lidocaine in that large an area, your pt (especially children) may object strenously. The solution application makes it more tolerable and significantly reduces bleeding, though usually dilute enough to have little systemic effect.
My understanding is that some dentists use it and it is used in ENT procedures/surgery, because of it's highly vasoconstriction properties, in those highly vascular areas.
- Jan 24 by x_factorHeroin used to be used for coughs back in 1901.
- Jan 24 by StcroixHeck, my Mom used paregoric on my brother and me. Teething pain? Rub paregoric on 'em. Stomach ache? Diarrhea? Yup, Mom's cure- all. Thing is, the stuff worked well! (In case you can't tell, I am older than dirt). I can still remember the taste, kinda like licorice.
- Jan 25 by sapphire18What is paragoric (sp?)?