Fact Check: Should you trust social media for your parasitic wounds?

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Last Updated on May 10, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Quick Take

A Facebook video, which is actually an animated video, claims to show a procedure to remove parasitic wounds and snail infestations. The process depicted in the video is medically inaccurate and False. Despite it being an animated video, we believe it can be bothersome, confusing, and deceiving. The video can affect any person who has little or no idea about real-life snail infestation and sole disinfectant procedures.

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The Claim

A Facebook Video shows an ASMR video. It is a simulation of what is described as a procedure to remove parasitic wounds and snail infestations to disinfect the soles of the feet.

We have attached the screenshot of the post below:

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We researched and found other similar videos on social media. The overall depiction remains nearly the same.

Fact Check

Why is this video deceptive?

Despite being an animated video, the video does not clearly mention that its content is only for entertainment purposes. People can perceive the claimed video as an actual simulation of a procedure to remove parasitic wounds and snail infestations. The highly inaccurate nature of the video creates a wrong notion about how the procedure is performed. The overall video creates a wrong image of a crucial medical procedure with only a disclaimer of being an ASMR video.

The video could be misleading for someone who is uninformed about these conditions. Even, considering this as an entertainment video, the content is medically inaccurate.

What is an ASMR video?

ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) videos are a type of content that aims to trigger a tingling or relaxing sensation in the viewer’s body. The tingling sensation often begins at the scalp and moves down the neck and spine. These videos typically feature sounds such as tapping, whispering, or other soft noises that some people find soothing or calming. ASMR videos are available on various platforms, including YouTube, and are popular among those seeking relaxation or stress relief.

Some people experience ASMR responses from videos like the one in question. However, others may find the images unsettling and uncomfortable. Those who are uncomfortable may also have trypophobia, a fear of holes.

Should you trust social media for your parasitic wounds?

No. People must not trust social media videos for their parasitic wounds. Most social media videos do not give the correct picture of the process. The claimed social media video does not provide a clear picture of what parasitic wounds and snail manifestations are, what they look like, and how they are treated. 

The claimed video is a complete distortion of the parasitic wounds and snail infestation procedures (even if we consider the video as entertainment).

To clarify, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines snail infestation as Schistosomiasis. This condition is an infection that transmits to humans through infected water. No evidence shows that schistosomiasis looks the way shown in the claimed Facebook video. Additionally, while different parasites can cause wounds, none of them resemble the portrayal in the video.

Dr Kunal Gupta

Dr Kunal Gupta, MDEmergency Physician at Accord Superspeciality Hospital, Faridabad, informs, “Treating parasitic wounds and snail infestations as shown in these videos are not so easy . They are very difficult to treat and may take a number of surgical procedures repeatedly”.

General Physician

Dr Kashyap Dakshini, General physician practicing in Mumbai explains, “Snail/worm infestation requires medical expertise to determine the type of worm/parasite, use of antibiotic or anthelmintic with specific sensitivity, appropriate dosage and duration of treatment. One should avoid being carried away with random posts in social media which may not have scientific basis or clinical trial and evidence to support the claim.”

Upon further research, we found that the claimed video has been shared by a Facebook group called SRBD Gaming. This group specializes in live streaming of various games. Upon review, we found that they have other videos that are similar in nature to the claimed video.

This isn’t the first instance where we have refuted unfounded claims about incorrect depiction of medical procedures by video games. THIP MEDIA has previously debunked video games give a clear picture of cardiac surgery procedure.

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Aditi Gangal
Aditi Gangal
A science graduate by education and a content writer by profession, Aditi prefers doing research and analysis at THIP. With a keen eye for detail, she works as a responsible fact checker who sincerely analyses fake news. A proactive and confident writer, she enjoys writing on health and wellbeing.

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Can you trust social media videos to heal your medical condition?
Should you follow treatments shown in social media videos to improve your health?
No. While social media platforms may contain videos or posts related to a medical condition, these often lack the necessary context or expertise to provide accurate information about the treatment process. Additionally, social media platforms are not regulated in the same way that medical professionals or organizations are, which means that there may be a risk of misinformation or inaccurate advice being shared.

Last Updated on May 10, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can you trust social media videos to heal your medical condition?
Should you follow treatments shown in social media videos to improve your health?
No. While social media platforms may contain videos or posts related to a medical condition, these often lack the necessary context or expertise to provide accurate information about the treatment process. Additionally, social media platforms are not regulated in the same way that medical professionals or organizations are, which means that there may be a risk of misinformation or inaccurate advice being shared.

Last Updated on May 10, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can you trust social media videos to heal your medical condition?
Should you follow treatments shown in social media videos to improve your health?
No. While social media platforms may contain videos or posts related to a medical condition, these often lack the necessary context or expertise to provide accurate information about the treatment process. Additionally, social media platforms are not regulated in the same way that medical professionals or organizations are, which means that there may be a risk of misinformation or inaccurate advice being shared.

Last Updated on May 10, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can you trust social media videos to heal your medical condition?
Should you follow treatments shown in social media videos to improve your health?
No. While social media platforms may contain videos or posts related to a medical condition, these often lack the necessary context or expertise to provide accurate information about the treatment process. Additionally, social media platforms are not regulated in the same way that medical professionals or organizations are, which means that there may be a risk of misinformation or inaccurate advice being shared.

Last Updated on May 10, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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Last Updated on May 10, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can you trust social media videos to heal your medical condition?
Should you follow treatments shown in social media videos to improve your health?
No. While social media platforms may contain videos or posts related to a medical condition, these often lack the necessary context or expertise to provide accurate information about the treatment process. Additionally, social media platforms are not regulated in the same way that medical professionals or organizations are, which means that there may be a risk of misinformation or inaccurate advice being shared.

Last Updated on May 10, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can you trust social media videos to heal your medical condition?
Should you follow treatments shown in social media videos to improve your health?
No. While social media platforms may contain videos or posts related to a medical condition, these often lack the necessary context or expertise to provide accurate information about the treatment process. Additionally, social media platforms are not regulated in the same way that medical professionals or organizations are, which means that there may be a risk of misinformation or inaccurate advice being shared.

Last Updated on May 10, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can you trust social media videos to heal your medical condition?
Should you follow treatments shown in social media videos to improve your health?
No. While social media platforms may contain videos or posts related to a medical condition, these often lack the necessary context or expertise to provide accurate information about the treatment process. Additionally, social media platforms are not regulated in the same way that medical professionals or organizations are, which means that there may be a risk of misinformation or inaccurate advice being shared.

Last Updated on May 10, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can you trust social media videos to heal your medical condition?
Should you follow treatments shown in social media videos to improve your health?
No. While social media platforms may contain videos or posts related to a medical condition, these often lack the necessary context or expertise to provide accurate information about the treatment process. Additionally, social media platforms are not regulated in the same way that medical professionals or organizations are, which means that there may be a risk of misinformation or inaccurate advice being shared.

Last Updated on May 10, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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