Ever heard “rub dirt on wound” saying? What is the rub some dirt in it origin, why do they put dirt on wounds, is it good for a dog to lick your wounds to clean them, and who the heck is Doctor Dan The Bandage Man? We’ll cover all these dirt fun facts and more on this fun family podcast episode!
Should You Rub Dirt On Wound? (A Podcast About Dirt Fun Facts)
Podcast Episode Show Notes on Rub Dirt On Wound: How Clean Is Dirty?
Rub Dirt In Wound: How Clean Is Dirty?
We’re getting down and dirty in this family podcast episode and talking about weird things like:
Where did they saying “rub some dirt in it” com from / rub some dirt on it origin (And what the heck does that mean?)
And, beyond the rub some dirt on it phrase meaning…
Can you really rub dirt on wound to help it heal?
Some surprising advances that answer: Should you rub dirt on a wound and is rubbing dirt on a wound good? (It’ll test what you think about Is it good to rub dirt in a wound or is it bad to rub dirt in a wound?)
Why common ways you have been told how to get dirt out of a wound at home may actually be doing more harm than good.
A weird discussion about is it good for a dog to lick your wounds…
And we talk about about the sticky subject of can you sterilize with honey…
Be sure to stay clean ’til the end for Dr. Dan The Bandage Man & SO MANY MORE INTERESTING FUN FACTS FOR KIDS AND PARENTS!
Where To Listen To Rub Dirt In Wound Podcast Episode
In this week’s funny family podcast episode, we’ll cover can weird dirt facts and what is rubbing dirt in a wound all about. Then, we’ll cover dogs licking wounds, sterile dirt, history of bandages, can honey heal wounds, a funny Bandaid book and more!
Fun Dirt Facts: Activities and Lessons on Dirt
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Highlights and Fact Corrections From the Dirt Podcast Episode
**INFORMATION PRESENTED IS INFORMATIONAL AND FOR ENTERTAINMENT ONLY AND NOT MEANT TO BE MEDICAL ADVICE**
*Jackie doesn’t know why she said “bacteriaS” multiple times when the plural form of bacterium is bacteria…
*The Rub Some Dirt In It saying isn’t just literal, it also means to be tough, stop complaining, be strong and move on.
*See the Doctor Dan The Bandage Man Little Golden Book we talk about on the dirt podcast episode
*Does dog saliva heal wounds in humans?
Histatin in dog saliva can help heal wounds and defend against infection. However, there is zoonotic bacteria that can be transmitted between humans and dogs, causing further issues. There is really no sound studies that prove letting a dog lick wounds will make them heal faster.
*Does putting maggots in a wound help?
Larvae therapy is using maggots to eat away at dead skin (“debridement”) to help a wound heal faster. However, maggots that are used for this treatment are sterile and bred specifically for this treatment so no further infection will be introduced.
*Can you put honey on a wound?
Honey does have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and has been treated to help heal wounds. However, please consult with a medical professional before using honey as treatment.
*Is it OK to put butter on a burn?
It is not a good idea to put butter on a burn. This is an old wives’ tale and can actually do more harm than good by holding heat to the skin instead of allowing it to escape, causing further damage to the skin.
*Does hydrogen peroxide impair wound healing?
Newer studies have found that hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol may both prevent a wound from healing and may do more harm to the wound instead of helping it heal. It is recommended today to clean cuts, scrapes, and minor wounds with water and soap.
How Clean Is Dirty Podcast Episode References, Sources, and Resources
- University Of British Columbia
- Johnson & Johnson
- Minnesota Department of Health
- Readers Digest
- Spirit Dog Training