Dr Wendy Denning, who has been named 3 years in a row, in Tatler’s top 150 private doctors and who co-presented the very successful TV series – ‘The Diet Doctors, Inside and Out ‘- is a GP with over 25 years experience.
She is passionate about and a strong advocate for the Integration of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, serving for 2 years on the GP Steering group for the Prince of Wales Foundation for Integrated Health and currently serving on the Committee for an Integrated approach to Obstetrics and Gynaecology in this country.
Bites and stings
I have used Thursday Plantation’s Tea Tree Manuka Honey Balm for both stings and bites with good results.
It makes sense that it would be helpful, give its strong antibacterial and viral actions preventing any skin bacteria entering the wound, as well as fighting off any infection that the insect may be carrying. It also reduces inflammation to help with the pain of the sting.
This balm is useful for blisters to reduce pain and promote healing alongside a plaster to protect the area.
Very often, fungi will grow in areas of chafing due to the moist and dark areas that tend to chafe so tea tree oil can be used to soothe skin, reduce inflammation in the skin and speed up healing by killing off any fungus that may be delaying healing.
Grazes can be very painful and frequently get low grade infections from the skin bacteria.
The wonderful combination of tea tree oil and Manuka honey in this balm to reduce infection and inflammation and promote healing by increasing white blood cells to the area make it ideal for grazes.
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