Online eCommerce giant Amazon has recently come under fire for promoting unproven remedies to treat conditions such as varicose veins. The shocking remedies, containing bizarre ingredients such as saliva from rabid dogs, highlight just how unregulated the products sold by the internet giant are.
Experts are branding the site irresponsible for not checking what these remedies actually are. So, what’s the harm in these remedies and could they actually work?
Could unusual remedies help tackle varicose veins?
One of the main bizarre remedies listed on Amazon to treat varicose veins is Lac Caninum. A homoeopathic treatment derived from dog’s milk, it is also listed as being able to treat a wide range of serious medical conditions. The question is, do these bizarre treatments actually work?
While some homoeopathic remedies can help to reduce the symptoms of varicose veins, these extreme remedies aren’t one of them. If anything, treatments which contain bizarre ingredients could prove more harmful to your health.
Varicose veins are basically weakened or damaged veins, and no homoeopathic remedy can fix that. However, some may be able to reduce itching, swelling and pain which can be caused by the condition.
The importance of seeking proper treatment
Those who do have varicose veins are urged to seek professional treatment. Although they are viewed as a cosmetic issue, when left alone varicose veins have the potential to become a lot worse. In severe cases, they can even prove to be life-threatening.
Therefore, due to how severe the condition can become, it is highly advised against turning to a natural remedy. There are many different minimally invasive treatment options available, such as laser treatment, which can eliminate the condition quickly and effectively. The earlier you seek treatment, the less invasive the treatment will be.
When looking for varicose vein remedies online, it’s important to remember not all of them will be genuine. The bizarre treatments listed on Amazon are just a few of the potentially dangerous remedies circulating the internet. Always seek treatment from a professional varicose vein clinic where you know the treatment you receive is going to be safe and effective.