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#Health : Fish skin helps surgery to care for severe burns..

Waitress, 36, who suffered severe burns while she was working has her wounds dressed with FISH SKIN in a pioneering new treatment.



Maria Ines Candido da Silva, 36, suffered severe burns from an explosion
She has been given Tilapia fish skin in a new treatment to reduce her injuries.

It's believed to be the first time scientists have used fish skin to treat wounds
Experts say its skin is disease-resistant, reduces infection and acts like a plaster.

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.

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 said




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