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I used to think ringworm really was a worm in my skin
When i was little my sister got a hernia, earlier that day we had been chasing butterflies around the garden so i explained to her that one of the butterflies she caught had ate his way into her stomach and gave her the hernia... shes 19 now and still to this day has the most irrational fear of butterflies
I thought a depressant was the opposite of an antidepressant and wondered why anyone would take them if they make you depressed!
When I was little my mom used to give me gatorade when I had stomach aches. It would stay in the fridge until I had a stomach ache, nobody would ever drink it otherwise. So for the longest time i thought gatorade was medicine. I got really confused when I first saw someone buy it from the supermarket, and then my dad explained that its just a regular drink.
When i was little, my grandfather used to tell me that if i left a splinter in too long that it wold travel to my brain and kill me...i beleived it for years and would immediatly take out any splinters!
i used to believe that your Adam's apple would get mad at you and sprout spikes. that's how u get a sore throat
When I was little, I believed that when my body hurt (from growing pains) I was getting cancer.
When I was younger I asked my parents could I play with my neighbours but they said no they have chicken pox. My response was, mm sounds yummy can I have some? Yep I thought it was food.
I used to believe that the dentist had to drill through your cheek to get to your teeth. I screamed and cried in his chair and was eventually sent to a children's dentist where they used laughing gas.
When I was young, I thought that if you get stung by a bee, you get the Chicken Pox. To this day, that thought pops into my head whenever I see bees. Lol! I have no idea where the idea came from, but I believed it :)
When I was little I thought if you were sick the only way to get better was to give it to someone else.
I thought pretending I was sick to stay home from school was called cookie not hookie.
when i was little i had a splinter in my foot and i had to go to the hospital to get it removed and the doctor told me he had to rub bug juice on it to make it better. IT WAS IODINE
I used to believe that little men in a thermometer pushed the mercury up when the heat got too intense, they stopped moving up when they got back to the same temperature as in the medicine cabinet. (where we keep medical supplys)
I used to think that a staph infection was called a staff infection, therefore only teachers could get it.
I used to believe that a yeast infection was something you could get from eating "bad" bread.
When I was a kid, I use to think that if I got a cut and ate the blood that would come out it would just go back into my system and I would have the same amount of blood.
When I was small, someone with a cold said they had a frog in their throat. Up until I was about 12, I thought that when you got a cold little frogs lived on your tonsils :3.
My nephew (age 7) thought tampons were plugs for diarrhea.
When I was about 9 I was laying on my stomach as my mother was shaking down the thermometer, when she accidentally smashed it on my dresser, sending glass and mercury flying onto the bed. She got me very nervous because it came into contact with my exposed skin and said it can "seep through and cause mercury poisoning," For the next few years, I tried to justify my grades in school by saying that I had "mercury poisoning" and it slowed me down.