TGA warns against salves for skin lesions

The TGA said it has been notified of three cases where consumers caused serious harm to their skin by using the salves.

“The TGA is not aware of any credible, scientific evidence which shows that any black or red salve preparation is effective in treating cancer,” the regulator said in a website post last week.

“Both black and red salves are corrosive and essentially burn off layers of the skin and surrounding normal tissue… and leave significant scarring.”

Health authorities were