Second Degree Burns Treated With FISH SKIN For The First Time In The World (VIDEO)


A 36-year-old woman who had suffered severe burns has been given fish skin to reduce her injuries in pioneering new treatment.

Maria Ines Candido da Silva, 36, worked as a waitress at a restaurant in Russas, north east Brazil.

An explosion from a gas canister at the restaurant she was working at caused severe burns to her arms, neck and some of her face.

Doctors offered her an alternative treatment – to dress her wounds with the skin of a common freshwater fish.

Maria Ines Candido da Silva, 36, suffered severe burns to her arms and neck from a gas canister explosion. Doctors offered an alternative treatment using fish skin to heal her wounds.

Experts say this is the first time the skin of a fish has ever been used to treat burns victim.

Brazilian doctors cover burn survivor’s wounds with fish skin

It’s believed to be the first time in medical history that scientists have used the skin of a fish as a plaster to treat wounds.

 ‘I was in absolute agony and desperate for anything to ease my suffering,’ Miss da Silva told The Sun.

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