Doctors believe they need to assist the body’s natural repair mechanisms when treating wounds. But evidence shows that many antiseptics and dressings may do more harm than good.
Medicine has made many advances over the past few years and there are several alternatives to stitches. A special tape or even glue can be used to close some wounds.
Q Since the concerns about the safety of computer VDUs [video display units] some 10 years ago, has there been more recent research that continues to voice health worries, or have new developments made VDUs less hazardous?
Q I have had an infected sebaceous cyst on my cheek, but the only orthodox remedy appears to be surgical removal, which may leave a scar. I tried a homoeopathic remedy, which initially drained it, but now a smaller cyst has formed. What else can I...
For the past decade, this woman has been suffering from scar tissue in the abdominal area. She has already had two surgeries to remove scar tissue, which, needless to say, have only caused further scar tissue.
Besides Botox, clinics offer a number of other ways to enhance, sculpt and prettify. Medicine and the pharmaceutical giants have been experimenting with various injectable materials to fill in the gaps left when the basic foundation of our skin...
After years of studying and using alternative remedies, I find that the most effective treatment for burns (first- and second-degree) is Weleda’s Combudoron Lotion [a herbal combination of Arnica flowers and Urtica urens leaves].
ACNE TREATMENT: Laser treatment may not work after all
Although we think our bodies handle healing automatically, much depends on our nutritional status. A high-fat diet or malnutrition/malabsorption, particularly in the elderly,