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is tea tree oil safe while breastfeeding

A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Use cautiously: As a vaginal treatment while breastfeeding, no clear cut contraindication, during pregnancy it might reduce birth contractions, but no studies on its ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Dilute tea tree oil m only a few drops - strong odor. It has antiinfectives properties.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
I wouldn't recommend: We get lots of questions here on health tap from people who have used tea tree oil and have gotten blistering, inflammation, redness. What are you tr ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not unsafe: But not necessary. If there are symptoms of itching or irritation, it is best to see your gyn for a full evaluation.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Tea Tree: The oil is an essential oil similar to camphor. For the most part it is safe and has been used for centuries. However, it can cause some irritation fo ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Probably: It's not harmful, but it is ineffective. Therefore, by not treating BV with appropriate medications and hygiene, you are causing yourself harm. So us ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
12 years experience Dermatology
Safe: Tea tree oil is safe to use on the skin. It may or may not help your itchy scalp. If it does not, see your local dermatologist to help diagnose your p ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Safe?: As long as you do not swallow it you should be safe however your teeth are another issue. The oil may leave a film on the tooth that will make it easi ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Raffoul
Specializes in General Practice
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to answer this question without performing a physical exam to determine the extent of the burn. You should see your primary care docto ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abraham Thomas
27 years experience Dentistry
Tea Tree Oil: A drop of tea tree oil on your toothpaste is fine. The oil does have some antibacterial qualities; however, it won't "help" your existing cavities. Yo ... Read More
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