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Nibbling fish cured me of scaly skin
A student claims her chronic skin disorder has been cured by hundreds of tiny fish nibbling at her body.
Samantha Locke suffers from psoriasis, which causes scales to form on the skin. She was shown the 'fish cure' while on a spa holiday in Turkey.
The 20-year-old sat in a sunken bath full of the black Garra Rufa fish for more than an hour. When she got out, she saw the blotches on her skin were getting better.
"It felt strange knowing they were eating my skin but I couldn't feel them touching me," she said.
"It was weird the way the fish were only nibbling at the bits affected by psoriasis." Miss Locke, from Jordanhill, Glasgow, sat in the fish pool every day for the rest of her holiday and, by the end, the marks - which were so bad she dropped out of school - had gone.
She will return to Turkey next summer for more treatment to prevent it from coming back.
Gladys Edwards, of the Psoriasis Association, said she was baffled by the result.
"I don't know how or why this works. There's no cure for psoriasis," she added.