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    Talking to a Tissue Specialist last week who was brought in to help solve the problem of excoriation of my skin surrounding the never healing MRSA wound I have had now for over three years and which has re-opened again in all its horror, I was amazed when she started questioning me about where I bought my cleansing products, like shower-gel, tooth-paste, washing up liquid, washing powder and deodorants. I told her I bought them where they are cheapest, in the well-known high street bargain stores and she advised me not to. She feels, and she claimed a lot of her colleagues feel, that the quality of well known brands is not the same as the same brands sold in regular supermarket chains.

    I have always presumed that these goods were sold so cheaply in bargain stores because of faulty packaging or some such error, or simply that their sale by date was nearing completion, but now I wonder. What if these products are faulty in some way? Would well-known brands allow faulty goods out into the public domain? I doubt it. I can save an awful lot of money by buying my cleansing goods at these stores, including a lot of food-stuffs and am loathe to give up on these savings.

    Any thoughts on the opinion of the health worker would be gratefully received.
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    Would it not be easy enough to compare ingredients?
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    Unless she gave specific reasons and identified specific chemicals that are in the cheaper brands and not the more expensive brands then I've a sneaking feeling that your "tissue specialist" is just a bit of a snob.

    I'd ignore that advice.

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    Your friend has no clue....

    Same companies make supermarket brands that make their own brands.

    Why would they destroy their own reputation.

    Do you think Kerry Foods as a leading Brand and supermarket brand producer would have their name and reputation destroyed by doing this ?

    Same applies for everybody else as once found out their customers i.e. supermarkets don't need them as bad publicity.

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    Thank you Heligoland. Stupidly enough I never thought of fakes being sold as the real thing, but of course there have been many instances brought to light, including viagra, which I hasten to add I do not use as I am a woman and a born again virgin.....unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Owl View Post
    Thank you Heligoland. Stupidly enough I never thought of fakes being sold as the real thing, but of course there have been many instances brought to light, including viagra, which I hasten to add I do not use as I am a woman and a born again virgin.....unfortunately.
    I got those fake viagra - total flop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Owl View Post
    Thank you Heligoland. Stupidly enough I never thought of fakes being sold as the real thing, but of course there have been many instances brought to light, including viagra, which I hasten to add I do not use as I am a woman and a born again virgin.....unfortunately.
    A born again what?

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    There are many cases of " fake" brands being sold at times unwittingly . Recently they discovered a whole bottling line in a industrial unit in Birmingham that was churning out 29k bottles a day of vodka that was labelled like a well known brand . Can't see why it wouldn't happen with other products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Owl View Post
    Thank you Heligoland. Stupidly enough I never thought of fakes being sold as the real thing, but of course there have been many instances brought to light, including viagra, which I hasten to add I do not use as I am a woman and a born again virgin.....unfortunately.
    Jesus Owl..get a grip !! You shouldn't be using anything on your skin except the medication for your wound and glycerine watered down slightly for the rest of it.
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