Adverse effects of herbal drugs in dermatology

  title={Adverse effects of herbal drugs in dermatology},
  author={E. Ernst},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
  • E. Ernst
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Dermatology
  • Herbal treatments are becoming increasingly popular, and are often used for dermatological conditions. Thus dermatologists should know about their potential to cause adverse events. This review is aimed at addressing this area in a semisystematic fashion. Some agents, particularly Chinese herbal creams, have been shown repeatedly to be adulterated with corticosteroids. Virtually all herbal remedies can cause allergic reactions and several can be responsible for photosensitization. Some herbal… CONTINUE READING
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