Many might have noticed how tea tree oil is becoming ubiquitous in alternative therapy. While its antibacterial and healing properties are recognised, one reader writes in cautioning about potential harmful reactions to the oil.
It’s wise to remember that this type of drug, an ‘azole’, is similar to some of the systemic antifungal polyenes like amphotericin B. All of these types of antifungals affect the metabolism of human
My son has developed a verruca on his foot, and I may have one, too. I do not want to put chemicals on our skin. How can we deal with this naturally? - CN
My father is in his mid-60s and suffers from hearing loss. He has to wear hearing aids in both ears and, inevitably, he suffers from infections and painful ears. He went to his doctor to ask for drops
From time to time, I have suffered from verrucas, and these have been difficult to get rid of. I tried using paint on acids from the chemist, but these did not do the trick. I continued to suffer ...
While under stress a few years ago, I developed an odd rash, a thin line from the left side of my rib cage at the back, then up to the shoulder and along the arm. I was mystified. ...
Q For five years now I’ve had a skin condition called hidradenitis. I’ve been admitted to hospital 24 times to have abscesses lanced but, within a few months of each treatment, the abscesses recur. I am almost constantly on antibiotics, which I feel...
Newspapers have recently been full of reports about MRSA [methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus], the so-called ‘superbug’, which is affecting more and more people in our hospitals.