2nd hand items offered thru FB
October 27, 2011 12:05am CST
I have read in FB, a shared story from my friend. There was a coincidence that awaken her, a lot of people now is known for selling second hand items which they called pre loved items. There was a woman who bought an undergarment, I don't know if she wash it before she uses it, she notice after a week or two that her chest has a small red dots, she rush to the doctor and let her chest checked, it was only diagnosed as allergy so she was given some cream to put on, but after a week of cream medication, it become worse, and reddish dots enlarge, so she called her friend for a second opinion, it was already on the third week, her friend told her to go to her friends dermatologist,but sadly her dermatologist was out for a vacation of two weeks,so when the derma came, she goes to her clinic and let her chest checked,during the time she waited for the dermatologist, she puts on bandaged to manage the pain she felt, so when she's on the clinic, she slowly loosen the bandage and found out that on every hole there's a larvae living,as the derma checking on it, they found out that those larvae where already eating her fats and already at her milk canal. I'm so saddened when I read her story,and when I saw her picture the hair in arms stands up, so scared to look on her picture but this is a lesson not for her alone but for all of us because we all buy clothes, brand new or second hand, the most important thing is to wash it properly and when it comes to second hand clothes, as much as possible, soaked into boiled water.
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27 Oct 11
Yikes that is scary! So what exactly was it that she had? Are they sure it came from the clothes she bought? We have a thing on facebook in our area too. Someone created a flea market page so that you can post things you want to sell and other people can contact you to buy it. I have bought a few things on there already. I always wash the clothes I buy before I wear them though. Plus this is a small area, so you kind of know the people you are buying from.
28 Oct 11
I am not sure if she got it from clothes she bought because it was stated there in her story that she found that "allergy" when she came home after her trip like camping, maybe she'd borrowed clothes there. But everything's happened already, what important now that she'll find remedy on that problem.