||It has been suggested that this article be merged into Leech. (Discuss) Proposed since September 2014.|
|Classification and external resources|
Freshwater leech, Grande Ronde River, Oregon (USA).
Hand removing a leech is advised since they don't burrow into the skin nor the head in the wound, while other texts advice shaking salt onto the body of the leech or scorch the leech with a cigarette or lighter. Because of the risk of regurgitation and infection, other texts advice against these last techniques.
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- Fujimoto, Gary; Marc Robin and Bradford Dessery (2003). The Traveler's Medical Guide. Prairie Smoke Press. p. 298. ISBN 0-9704482-5-2. Retrieved 2009-09-11.
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