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Gargling Warm Water And Salt Will Take Care Of That Broken Leg Says School Nurse

CRANSTON, RI—A Cranston school nurse, Rita Ficarelli, has reported that simply gargling some warm water and salt will take care of that broken leg. Furthermore, Ficarelli claims that gargling some warm water and salt will take care of just about anything. She reports that students come into her office all day complaining of problems and no matter what they are, it’s nothing gargling some warm water and salt can’t fix.

One student, Barry Meyers, went into the nurses office with a sore throat, so Ficarelli advised gargling some warm water and salt. This makes some sense. However, another student, Sandy Gordon, went in with what she described as a “category 5 migraine”, and Ficarelli suggested she gargle some warm water and salt. Gordon wasn’t too sure about this, but took the nurse’s suggestion anyway and went back to class. In an unrelated story, Gordon failed all of her tests and quizzes that day. Oh well.

When asked about her methods, Ficarelli had this to say:

“Oh yes, gargling some warm water and salt takes care of any problem I’ve seen the kids come in with. Got a cold? Gargle some warm water and salt. Pesky allergies got you down? Gargle some warm water and salt. Cut your arm off in shop class? Gargle some warm water and salt.”

Soooo, that’s an interesting quote, huh? She went on to say that she would even suggest this method to doctors and nurses at local hospitals. Which seems a bit concerning to say the least. However, it does sound like she’s helping the kids. All things considered, it’s nice to hear something positive these days.


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