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Foot Fish had their Chips?

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Mark Russell, Feb 28, 2011.


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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12595809

     
  2. lucycool

    lucycool Active Member

    you beat me to it! Was just about to post that!

    Lucy
     
  3. Yeah.
     
  4. Catfoot

    Catfoot Well-Known Member

  5. Admin2

    Admin2 Administrator Staff Member

  6. perrypod

    perrypod Active Member

    Surely there is risk in everything, so why not label it as an extreme sport? As long as participants wear hard hats, high visibility waistcoats and most importantly steel toe capped boots I really can't see a possible health issue arising.
     
  7. Steel toecap boots might make it tricky for the fishies.
     
  8. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    perrypod possibly meant as the fishies are the workers they are the ones advised to be wearing the H & S equipment ;)
     
  9. neilnev

    neilnev Active Member

    Based on all the evidence available, it has been shown that piranha fish are far more effective at dealing with hyperkeratosis (adipose tissue, muscles tendons......)

    Altogether now....

    Who put a fishy
    on my little dishy........
     
  10. DAVOhorn

    DAVOhorn Well-Known Member

    it never ceases to amaze me what people will pay for with regard to beauty therapy and complimentary therapies.

    Yet will spend squit on proper medical care.

    It seems i am very naive and also have a conscience.

    It seems i also credit people with far more intelligence than they posess.

    I shall set up a business Charlatan Industries.

    We gaurantee to make outrageous claims that can never be subsatntiated.

    And as a sign of goodwill will return all monies on product you have used that has not worked with only one simple condition.

    neither the sealed container nor the packaging must have been broken or damaged or any of the contents used.

    The other one that amused is the not fat enough guy who was going to pig out to get fat enough to have stomach bypass surgery.

    If he has that degree of will and money then he could reduce his intake or even pay for his own surgery.

    Confused:dizzy:

    David:craig:
     
  11. Lizzy1so

    Lizzy1so Active Member

    BBC news had a live feed ;) from a fish spa this morning, the jouranalist had at least two fungal nails that the fish were feeding on, grim. What are the cross infection risks from fish mouths.
     
  12. Clowns to the left of us, jokers to the right, here we are stuck in the middle with science.


    I read somewhere that about 50% of people are of below average intelligence!! Amazing.:eek:

    This is the world we live in my friend. People drinking bleach rather than take "poisonous" drugs and eating themselves stupid to have anti obesity surgery.:sinking:
     
  13. blinda

    blinda MVP

    Yep.


    It`s a mad, mad world....
     
  14. blinda

    blinda MVP

  15. tis a tune almost haunting.

    Sorry for the interruption


    back to those fish...............
     
  16. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    For a hobby, the last 20 odd years, l have kept and bred cichlids (fish), the main thing after handling fish is to wash thoroughly.

    "Main concern is bacterium Mycobacterium marinum.... This particular strain of bacteria belongs to the same group that causes tuberculosis in humans and is sometimes called fish tuberculosis, this is just one issue"

    Also, if the fish became ill, and wouldnt you sucking on dirty toes all day, may need medicating and a large number of fish medication are harmful to humans, from just skin contact, putting your hand in the fish tank that has been medicated, all the medications carry very clear warnings.

    l wonder if these fish are vet checked ?????? that would up the price up.
     
  17. DAVOhorn

    DAVOhorn Well-Known Member

    Have a relaxing fish foot spa??

    Dear All,

    It seems every woman and her dog are setting up these damned things.

    My parents got a leaflet throught the door today .

    Only £10.00 for a 30 minute session:deadhorse:

    Including a drink and chocolate!!!!!

    Now can someone please expalin to me why a supposedly intelligent person sticks their feet in a bowl of warm water which is occupied by numerous fish.

    Now i Know fish are not housetrained so if you stick your feet into their home then they have probably done a woopsie and a widdle. maybe even had sex.:eek:

    How are the fish cleaned after each client?? :butcher:

    A friend told me of her joy after having this done (on facebook) i asked her the above question. I got no reply but my post was removed. So i conclude she has intracranial neuropathy over the infection control issues.

    I know of more than five of these fish farms in my small coastal town. Are there really that many using them.

    What does the RSPCA have to say on the issue of the welfare of the fish????

    As a simple male i really do not understand why people (women) pay for this.

    Confused:bash:

    David
     
  18. LucyPod

    LucyPod Active Member

    After all the hype i decided to try this out! I can honestly say it was the worst 10 minutes of my life. I felt like i was walking on pebbles. To make matters worse i developed diffuse callus over both of my feet, the fish seemed to dehydrate my feet. It took me 2 weeks of good moisturising to get my feet back to normal!
    Stick to a good old foot file!
     
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