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Essential oils: Are they safe as they sound?

Essential oils have been used for centuries for their healing properties, but is there a down side? Dr A. Bolin takes a look at the good, the bad and the sometimes ugly side of essential oils. From relieving migraines to acne, it seems essential oils can help in almost any situation. And what’s more, they’re ‘natural’, so they must be safe – right? Well, that isn’t always the case. If ingested they can be toxic – even fatal, they can cause allergic reactions, and they can burn skin. Let’s take a closer look. What are essential oils?  Essential oils are…

Dr Adam Friedmann

Dr Adam Friedmann, is a consultant dermatologist and clinical lead at The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic. He is a UK-trained Dermatologist and graduate of King’s College School of Medicine, London. He has worked at many of London’s top teaching hospitals including King’s College, St Georges, Hammersmith, Barts and the London and the Royal Free Hospitals Dr Friedmann, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, has been a consultant since 2008. His former NHS post was as a Consultant Dermatologist at the The Whittington Hospital in North London and until recently, he was the Dermatology Teaching Lead at University College…