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Woman Tweets Her “Genius” Potato Necklace Remedy For Her Son’s 102.3° Fever & People Online Are Facepalming
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Woman Tweets Her “Genius” Potato Necklace Remedy For Her Son’s 102.3° Fever & People Online Are Facepalming

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Getting sick is scary. Especially if there is something that never used to happen, or something that happens rarely, but feels different, it immediately sends alerts to our brains.

You know what else is scary? Hospitals. However, while getting sick is genuinely scary because it can mean death in certain cases, hospitals are places of healing, and the only scary things about them are the needles and other procedures we need to endure in order to get well.

So, it is no surprise that some people try everything (or anything) before actually turning to licensed professional doctors for help, giving rise to homeopathy and other unconventional treatments.

A mom recently tweeted about how a potato necklace drew out her son’s fever

Image credits: G_Merls via Reddit

This exact thing happened with a young lady whose son got a 102.3-degree fever one day, and the first action she took was heeding the advice of her grandmother: putting a potato necklace on the boy.

Apparently, her grandmother was convinced that potatoes draw out the fever and turn black due to the toxins absorbed. In reality, the potato simply oxidizes, but that did not stop around 27,700 people from showing their support by liking her tweet on the matter.

The mother’s tweet included two photos of her son and the caption: “My granny told me about making a potato necklace to draw out fevers (it turns completely black) and y’all it really works! Nolan’s fever yesterday was 102.3 now he’s at 98.2.”

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While it’s good that the fever has subsided and the kid was hopefully feeling better that day, the mother was completely oblivious to the fact that no matter what, the human body will always protect itself against everything that’s out to kill it. So it’s much more likely that the temperature went down because the immune system was doing its job. And the potato—it was oxidizing. That’s it.

It quickly drew 27.7k likes… and a lot of facepalming from the rest of the internet

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Needless to say, the Internet was facepalming left and right at this. While many people poked fun at this, others shared other homeopathic treatments passed down by their elders (that may or may not work). Read on to find out about them.

Public Service Announcement: the best thing that anyone can ever do for themselves and their loved ones is to seek medical attention whenever there is good reason to. Also, unless you are a licensed medical professional, never attempt to take on serious illnesses on your own, and always seek the advice of professionals in the field who have experience and proper knowledge on the matter.

What are some ridiculous homeopathic treatment methods that you’ve learned about, that don’t work, but people believe in them anyway? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Here are some of the internet’s “treatments” to high fever and other illnesses…

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Markus Holstein
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"While some homeopathic treatments are proven to work, that does not mean that all of them do" - first of all, the above remedies, albeit equally stupid, have nothing to do with homeopathy. Homeopathy is the belief that an agent that causes a disease in a healthy individual can cure it in a sick one, that a solvent - usually water - can take on the properties of said substance if you add energy by shaking and that therefore with every step of dilution - or "potentisation", as homeopaths call it - increases the efficacy of the solution. And no, no homeopathic remedy has ever been proved to work.

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We call a treatment "working" something that have more success rate than a placebo. There is nowhere to be found that homeopathic treatment get a higher success rate than eating an empty pill.

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What's with this new trend about rejecting modern medicine?

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4 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can I please unread that last comment (about used tampons and urine)? I really didn't need to know that. I think I'm gonna be sick (and no, I'm not looking for a crazy advice about how to cure that)

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Markus Holstein
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"While some homeopathic treatments are proven to work, that does not mean that all of them do" - first of all, the above remedies, albeit equally stupid, have nothing to do with homeopathy. Homeopathy is the belief that an agent that causes a disease in a healthy individual can cure it in a sick one, that a solvent - usually water - can take on the properties of said substance if you add energy by shaking and that therefore with every step of dilution - or "potentisation", as homeopaths call it - increases the efficacy of the solution. And no, no homeopathic remedy has ever been proved to work.

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Human #1,232,867
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We call a treatment "working" something that have more success rate than a placebo. There is nowhere to be found that homeopathic treatment get a higher success rate than eating an empty pill.

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heidi-geary2004 avatar
Hocus Pocus
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What's with this new trend about rejecting modern medicine?

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Night Owl
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4 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can I please unread that last comment (about used tampons and urine)? I really didn't need to know that. I think I'm gonna be sick (and no, I'm not looking for a crazy advice about how to cure that)

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