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how to mix tea tree oil with benzoyl peroxide

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
Benzyl peroxide: Tea free oil not effective.
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Dr. Dana Hogan
Specializes in Pediatrics
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil (melaleuca) is often used in otc antifungal preparations. BP has been used for acne for years to kill bacteria and dry the skin to preve ... Read More

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Acne: Some people's skin is very sensitive to Aloe Vera as well as to Tea Tree Oil. Benzoyl peroxide can be quite irritating to acne. There is potential for ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
See a dermatologist: If you have been consistent with topical acne preparations which include a benzoyl perioxide produce and a retinol such as Retin A, (tretinoin) Differ ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
May not work: Use the topical benzoyl peroxide as you can tolerate, a daily wash with the salicylic acid, tea tree oil only if you are a female (it's made men grow ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Get Rx: Acne this severe always requires a physician's intervention; acne on a man's trunk usually doesn't respond to anything less than a systemic antibiotic ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
21 years experience Dermatology
Can work: Tea tree oil has some antiseptic properties and some studies have shown efficacy for treatment of acne. It's probably safest to use as a spot treatmen ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
All slightly differ: All tend to dry out acne, but BP acts more like a topical antibiotic. Tea tree oil has some antibacterial properties, and salicylic acid actually depo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Why?: This combination has no direct benefit in healing a laceration.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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GYN-NOW!: I suggest immediate GYN evaluation and treatment, which may include antibiotic therapy and further surgical drainage. Stop using all oils ( no tea tre ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Nobody knows: No studies were done.

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