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Black Salve

From the Colorado Dermatology Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Colorado Springs Dermatologist Dr. Reagan Anderson

Video Transcript

So here’s another daily tip from your friendly local dermatologist!

Let’s talk about this “black salve” stuff that you can get on the internet, and it’s touted to treat all forms of skin cancer. Enough said. Guys, they haven’t done any of the testing on it. We don’t know if it works. We don’t know how often it works. We don’t know what areas it works on. We don’t know what cancers it really does. We don’t know how often to use it. We don’t know anything about this stuff! It’s not regulated. It’s not tested. It’s just some guy mixing some stuff up in the bathtub. Probably right next to the meth lab in the next room! Let’s not do this stuff. They all say oh there’s this conspiracy among the dermatologists because you know, we want you to come in and do everything. Yes, because we’re held to a higher standard of scientific scrutiny and while science changes over time after doing more and more studies and more and more experience at least we’re studying stuff. I can’t tell you how many people have tried this black salve stuff and they come back and they say is it gone? I say I have no idea all I see is this big gnarly scar and they say yeah, but it’s natural. I’m like, ah. So is arsenic, so is lead. So is all sorts of unhealthy things. So when we’re talking about serious issues in medicine, like skin cancer, please make sure that you understand what you’re using, why it’s being used, what the chances for cure are or clearance are. Please make sure that you’re not just getting somebody from someone’s bathtub. That isn’t regulated and you have no idea what it’s doing.

Because Dermatologists treat more than just skin cancer!

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