People, please! There is no substitute for a physician!

I am really pissed off right now with some of these gimmicks being sold on TV. I’ve had enough of seeing commercials for “natural” treatments for medical conditions. Yes, my dear friends, skin tags ARE a medical condition! Sure, skin tags can be harmless. But this commercial is showing more than just skin tags. Small, brown moles are also being treated as “skin tags” because they are protruding from the skin the way skin tags do–right?! Oh, come on! Listen, have you heard of a dermatologist? You know–a doctor who specializes in treatment of skin conditions? I don’t fricken care if you don’t have psoriasis! If you want any part of your skin removed, you need to see a dermatologist! They are specially trained in identifying skin markings, shapes, and characteristics and will know if there should be cause for concern in how it looks or with the treatment. Now, I do believe that nature can be of substantial benefit to us in treating some problems–as long as done safely and with medical physician approval. You may think that because something is “natural” that it must be safe but that is often not the case because of food or drug interactions, and because of dosing, and your own health conditions. Even natural and herbal products can interact. I can’t believe how many people harm themselves because they want to think they know best. I’ll be honest with you. YOU DON’T! Don’t fall for some gimmick trying to treat yourself for something. Not even insomnia. Check with your doctor. Many doctors have advanced training in herbal and natural treatments too. Ok. I’ll get off the soapbox now before I get started on sharing medications.


Author: padschicago

Social Media Diva. From homeless to housed by Twitter & networking. Star in #Twittamentary. Interviews by numerous news media. Public Speaker. Advocate. *Not affiliated with Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS)*

One thought on “People, please! There is no substitute for a physician!”

  1. I didn’t have a skin tag or know what one was until that commercial came out. I cut it of with one swipe of a Gillette 3 razor.

    I had what I thought was a rough spot of melanoma between my eyes for a few months recently, and a purple stain on my cheek for about 4 years – put grape-seed oil on it every day for a few months. They’re both gone now.


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