In the “Medical Journal» XIX century, in the pages of articles that focused on hirudotherapy, quite often you can find threatening stories about what can be complications from the medicinal leech bites. Doctors retold “terrible” stories of their patients, the main motive which had complications after cardiac leeches. Most often written about the acute inflammatory infections, at least – of irritation around the sores, boils and carbuncles, itching, and sometimes the consequences of “quickie” leeches became hives, skin pyoderma. If leeches were set incorrectly, the patient has lost a lot of blood and swore that he would never turn to for help leech. In “Medical newspaper” for 1856 has been described even fatal case after setting leeches. The authors of the article make false, far-reaching conclusions about what a leech – the source of all kinds of infections and various unexplored at present time diseases. “Medical Newspaper” testified to the lethal outcome after the session hirudotherapy. Do not worry, dear readers. Medical leech this was not my fault! Just at that time the doctor could put about two hundred leeches in one session. What happens to the patient after this session?He lost a lot of blood and it could die. Death could occur in the event of non-compliance hirudotherapeft past centuries contraindications, most important of which – incoagulability blood. Currently, these effects are not fixed. Equally rare today, and of infection “from leeches.” Modern girudoterapevt know that acute inflammatory infection after hirudotherapy possible only in one case: if you used a wild leech. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from such complications is simple: buy a clean leech in pharmacies in your city or in the international center of medical leeches. Today most home girudoterapevt faced with other complications. You after the session a little dizzy? This is a normal reaction to it provided medical assistance to turnout. It is advisable to try on the pressure after the session. If it is to hirudotherapy low and staging leeches you is essential, it is better to visit one of the centers of hirudotherapy and refrain from home treatment. Much less common severe allergic reaction. To avoid this, the first test session hirudotherapy desirable to limit the minimum number of leeches. If your body responds often allergic to different environmental factors, give yourself a leech on the projection of the liver. Look at the reaction if everything is in order – in three or four-day tyre can safely afford to spend a prophylactic course. If you immediately put yourself four leeches and soon saw a rash and severe redness in diameter ten centimeters around the bite leech, leech remove, giving it a sniff swab soaked in iodine. Take allergy medications. Then remove the irritation with the help of cream on the basis of biologically active substances, which itself generates a leech. Just do not confuse redness of the skin around the wound with an allergic reaction. If you have never set themselves leeches, you may be itching. To remove these unpleasant sensations lubricate the affected areas of the skin around the wound with alcohol, mineral oil itching may be local and general, but he and the other does not hold more than two days. The main thing – try to refrain from scratching the wound. Carefully treat it with iodine or brilliant green, and in any case not a rip off left leech on your skin “logo” Mercedes “.” Causes irritation may be different: basically it is a violation of the rules of asepsis and antisepsis in the formulation of leeches too soft your skin is in this way the first time responds to leech.