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Gut based parasites and booze

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Hi there.

Now I've lured you in with a subtle topic title... anyone know of there's any gut based parasites that can be exterminated by a significant skin full of booze?

 

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Don't think so.  I guess it might lead to some gastric distress and emission, with some of the parasites being carried along for the ride, but plenty will remain for re-colonisation.

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I went to Nepal last year, and got Giardia, a nasty amoeba type parasite endemic to the area (although you can get it in Europe too). I got rid of it with a single 2g dose of Tinidazole though, purchased without a prescription or examination of any sort in Kathmandu. Had I gone to my docs in the UK it would have been sodding weeks of tests at vast expense to arrive at the same cure. And all the time I would have been running to the bog 5 times a day.

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I can drink like a Geordie!

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Depends what you mean about booze. Once of twice I have started to feel a tad dodgy after eating something and a slug ful of a spirit seems to have sorted things - but I have no idea whether it worked or whether it was just in the mind.

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3 minutes ago, John51 said:

Port is claimed to be a good remedy for some stomach problems.

What, in the 1852 edition of the Seafarers Almanac?

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On 2/27/2017 at 10:15 AM, MrPin said:

I can drink like a Geordie!

Me too.

But being from the softer, Southern end of the region, I am not naturally adept at punching mackems and police-horses...

 

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Is that a euphemism I am not familiar with?

5 minutes ago, The XYY Man said:

I am not naturally adept at punching mackems and police-horses...

 

 

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11 minutes ago, RichB said:

Is that a euphemism I am not familiar with?

neigh-way-masked-fan-squares-horse.jpg

 

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The dog's kennel is not the place to keep a sausage - Danish proverb

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8 hours ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Is that video from 2017 or from the 1980's?

Those neck protection bits on those police helmets don't protect them when their heads are slightly forward.

That was about five years ago, the guy played all the disability cards as well. The judge brushed them aside.

A Bristol Rovers fan punched a police horse in 2014 when they were relegated to non-league. So that's two but it's not quite a trend yet.

http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/police-horse-punched-football-hooligan-429669

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10 hours ago, The XYY Man said:

neigh-way-masked-fan-squares-horse.jpg

 

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The dog's kennel is not the place to keep a sausage - Danish proverb

 

I was at an Iron Maiden gig at Twickenham a couple of years ago. As we were leaving, a squad of police in full riot gear on horses approached quite aggressively. The crowd responded by trying to lift small children onto the horses and take photos, meanwhile others started feeding the horses sweets and beer. Needless to say, the mounted police were put to flight in under a minute. 

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21 minutes ago, Hail the Tripod said:

I was at an Iron Maiden gig at Twickenham a couple of years ago. As we were leaving, a squad of police in full riot gear on horses approached quite aggressively. The crowd responded by trying to lift small children onto the horses and take photos, meanwhile others started feeding the horses sweets and beer. Needless to say, the mounted police were put to flight in under a minute. 

 

Brilliant. That's some serious psyops worthy of The Men who stare at goats. 

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6 minutes ago, hotairmail said:

^ :D

 

Anyway, I have a point about boozy cures.

I tend to suffer quite a lot from mouth ulcers from time to time for some reason. Usually after I've chewed my face off in the night. By a process of elimination I have determined that the best cure for mouth ulcers is Timothy Taylor's Landord. I last tested this on Friday when I went out to the pub nursing a sore ulcer. Whilst I only had one pint of it and took care to swill it around my mouth, the next day I realised I had no ulcers again. Pretty impressive stuff.

I'd struggle to drink it these days (way too much sugar) but my standard cure when I was feeling a cold coming on was to drink four pints of medium cider (and no more!) and the next morning the cold would be entirely gone.  I didn't get the same effect from beer or lager, my usual drinks, so I'm guessing it's the combination of alcohol / fruit sugars / ?aldehydes that temporarily lifts the body's ability to fight the bug.

 

 

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