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.