20 Worst Pieces of Health Advice on the Internet

May 6, 2018

Some of the tips you see on social media and “healthy-living” blogs won’t work, and others are downright dangerous.

Using “black salve” on moles

Despite the lack of evidence that the alternative treatment is safe or effective, online vendors and wellness bloggers promote something called “black salve” as a natural remedy for skin cancer. “Using it can lead to extensive scarring, deformity, and incomplete destruction of cancer cells,” says dermatologist Lauren Snitzer, MD, FAAD. “Not only does the salve damage normal tissue as well, [but] using it can delay diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, which in some cases can be life-threatening.” The Food and Drug Administration includes black salve on its list of illegally sold cancer cures that consumers should avoid. If you want to avoid surgery, your doctor can recommend safer non-surgical solutions. Check out these 14 health myths even some doctors believe.

Source: TheHeatlhy.com- 20 Worst Pieces of Health Advice on the Internet

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