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what are the benefits of tea tree oil for abscesses

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dell Goodrick
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Temporary relief: While tea tree oil may provide temporary relief, the tooth needs to be treated to remove the cause of the problem. Tea tree oil has antiseptic and sli ... Read More
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Dr. Phillip Frist
46 years experience Dentistry
PS: Very rare but there are documented cases of the infection entering the blood stream and led to death. Do you want to gamble on melaluka ?
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. A de ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
33 years experience General Practice
Antibacterial: Further information can be found here http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/tea_tree_oil.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Melaleuca: Tea tree oil (melaleuca) has been used for fungal, bacterial and viral infections. Other uses include lice, congestion, acne, boils, warts, yeast inf ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
Many: The hair may be rinsed with a spoonful of tea tree in warm water to control lice. It's is wonderfully soothing after hair removal. It can also ward ... Read More
Dr. Frederick Coville
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Shine: Tea tree oil is said to have particular healing properties on skin. In your hair it can give you a lovely sheen if used sparingly. Take care to not ov ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Heston
29 years experience Family Medicine
For what purpose?: Some oils are used for scent, some for skin, and some taken internally. What do you want to use tea tree oil for? If sold in the us it should have saf ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: No.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it is.: It can alleviate dandruff, dry scalp and other medical conditions. Best wishes! http://www.Care2.Com/greenliving/20-great-uses-for-tea-tree-oil.Html.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Tea tree oil contains an antibacterial agent that targets the bacteria causing acne. It also contains a solvent which helps to dissolve the oily build ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria l Ciccone
37 years experience Pediatrics
Natural skin remedy: Tea tree oil is excellent for inflamatory conditions of the skin. Apply to clean and dry areas, starting at night. If no irritation, increased to twic ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Myths: No. Not likely.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
Won't work: skin tags need to be snipped off by a doctor

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