In Moscow, a man tried to carry a pair of shoes, which almost ended in amputation of a limb for him. Information about the incident is confirmed by the Department of Health of the capital.
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After buying shoes, the 50-year-old Muscovite noticed that she was pressing on him, against which he decided to resort to the “folk” method of wearing. First, he smeared the skin with vinegar-containing essence, and then put steam on his feet and tried to warm it up with a hair dryer. After 20 minutes, a resident of the capital felt a sharp burning sensation, the limbs became covered with bubbles, and edema spread rapidly. Despite the alarming symptoms, the man decided to self-medicate, which he followed for a week. When attempts to cope on his own were unsuccessful, the Muscovite went to the hospital.
After the examination, the doctors diagnosed the patient with a chemical burn of the II – III degree, which affected 0.5% of the body. Self-medication led to complications that could result in amputation. Only the actions of the specialists made it possible to preserve the foot without serious health consequences.