A woman was left with a huge gaping hole in her nose after using an alternative treatment she thought would would cure her skin cancer. A truly gruesome video documents what happens after she rubbed black salve – an ointment which burns and destroys skin tissue – onto her face and forehead. Within a few days of applying the paste, horrifying inch-wide black and green scabs appeared as the salve ate away at the skin. She was left with an unsightly crater in her nose – through which she could draw air – and needed major reconstructive surgery to rebuild it.

Thanks Dawn!