8 dangerous home remedies to avoid

SINGAPORE - We all turn to home remedies, passed down through the generations or obtainable on the Internet, to treat little problems at times.

But do they do more harm than good?

Dr A. B. John, senior ear, nose and throat surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, said some ear candling websites claim that this practice is safe when it is not.

However, not all home remedies are bad for you. It's just a matter of using common sense with them, Dr John said.

There are some, however, that you should avoid.

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