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If you got tea tree oil in your eye will you go blind?

If you got tea tree oil in your eye will you go blind?

No: Tea tree oil if sometimes used to treat a specific form of blepharitis caused by demodex. The treament focuses on the eyelids but if some gets in the eye, although it might be irritating, it is unlikely to lead to permanent vision loss. ...Read more

Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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Can tea tree oil cause poisoning?

Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is toxic if ingested orally. If it has been swallowed, you should contact your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 immediately. It can also cause irritation with topical exposure also. ...Read more

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Tea tree oil cause sores or ulcers in genitals. True?

Tea tree oil cause sores or ulcers in genitals. True?

Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is very irritating to skin if not diluted in a carrier oil (and sometimes water as well). Genital tissues are especially sensitive - so user beware. ...Read more

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Tea tree oil caused skin irritation. Does this mean I am allergic?

Tea tree oil caused skin irritation. Does this mean I am allergic?

Doesn't matteer: Tea tree oil can be very irritating. It may be allergy or irritation. Either way you should avoid it. There is no good use for it anyway. ...Read more

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Do tea tree oil products cause facial hair growth in women?

Do tea tree oil products cause facial hair growth in women?

No: Tea tree oil will not cause increased hair growth for either men or women. The cause for this problem in women may be related to hormonal imbalance and increase testosterone effects (hirsutism). Have this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil products cause new or more facial hair growth in women?

Can tea tree oil products cause new or more facial hair growth in women?

No: Tea tree oil will not cause increased hair growth for either men or women. The cause for this problem in women may be related to hormonal imbalance and increase testosterone effects (hirsutism). Have this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I applied tea tree oil on my face and it caused redness &little lumps on my cheeks. Can I use silver ex &aloevera? How much time will it take to heal?

I applied tea tree oil on my face and it caused redness &little lumps on my cheeks. Can I use silver ex &aloevera? How much time will it take to heal?

Facial redness: This may not be an allergic reaction but is a primary direct irritant reaction. I would favor applying a cortisone type ointment rather than aloe Vera. If there is deepening or spreading redness, secondary infection may be present and is a serious situation. See a physician promptly in that case. ...Read more

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Can applying tea tree oil behind the ear or taking turmeric orally cause bleeding?

Can applying tea tree oil behind the ear or taking turmeric orally cause bleeding?

Perhaps turmeric if: Topical tea tree oil can not possibly cause bleeding but turmeric is a natural blood thinner. However, even large doses of turmeric are not known to cause bleeding unless combined with other medicines or herbs that thin the blood or unless one has a hereditary tendency towards increased bleeding. See http://www. Livescience. Com/41760-turmeric-supplement-facts. Html. ...Read more

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I have sweaty palms. How can I stop/prevent it. Dose using antiperspirant cause cancer? And can applying tea tree oil on my palms help?

I have sweaty palms. How can I stop/prevent it. Dose using antiperspirant cause cancer? And can applying tea tree oil on my palms help?

Antiperspirant: Try the same antiperspirant sold for under arms. MUST BE APPLIED TO DRY SKIN! More effective if you then wear plastic gloves over the antiperspirant for a few hours. Aluminum chloride does NOT cause any cancers. Tea tree oil is a loser, a waste of money, and often irritating. ...Read more

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What cause the philtrum to flaked and cracked? It so painful and red. I researched about it and it is a fungal infection and the cure is tea tree oil.

What cause the philtrum to flaked and cracked? It so painful and red. I researched about it and it is a fungal infection and the cure is tea tree oil.

Could be a fungal: Infection. You need an anti-fungal if it is and not tree oil. And it could also be a cellulitis do see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil help my veruca?

Can tea tree oil help my veruca?

Get hard core: Tea tree oil is an interesting mix but you want something strong to handle a wart. The over the counter remedies and prescription stuff damage tissue and turn up local immunity. Use something specific for watts. You have many choices. ...Read more

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If you're allergic to trees are you allergic to tea tree oil?

If you're allergic to trees are you allergic to tea tree oil?

No: The reaction to tea tree oil would most likely be an allergic contact dermatitis (itchy skin rash where tea tree oil is applied). ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil good for your scalp?

Is tea tree oil good for your scalp?

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. ...Read more

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I am afraid of using tea tree oil on my face?

I am afraid of using tea tree oil on my face?

You should be: It may bother you. You neglect to indicate the indication. Tea tree oil is about the last choice for treating anything. If you have a reason--any reason---to treat something on your face, you can be sure there are legitimate products which actually do something useful. So why experiment with a worthless, often irritating scam? ...Read more

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Does tea tree oil treat lice?

Does tea tree oil treat lice?

Tea Tree Oil: Although tea tree oil is generally considered safer than other treatments for head lice, caution should still be employed when using it. While very few people have a sensitivity or allergy specific to tea tree oil, it is not impossible. If irritation occurs, stop use immediately. Usually safe for skin, tea tree oil is toxic when consumed. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil is good for hair growth?

Is tea tree oil is good for hair growth?

No: But it helps relieve an itchy scalp. The only known promoters of hair growth are medications like minoxidil and propecia (finasteride). ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil is good for hair growth?

Is tea tree oil is good for hair growth?

Sorry, no: Tea tree oil is a natural astringent that may cause mild inflammation and blood flow to skin. Additional blood flow may help you keep the hair you already have (for a little while) but it will not stimulate hair growth. ...Read more

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Can burning tea tree oil help clear sinuses?

Can burning tea tree oil help clear sinuses?

Not sure: Never heard of it. A good natural remedy is a neti pot or saline rinse. Be sure to use distilled water and follow cleaning directions. Otherwise, see your ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can you use tea tree oil to treat skin burns?

Can you use tea tree oil to treat skin burns?

Not a good idea.: Tea tree oil can be contaminated with bacteria and if the skin is broken open that can cause infection. Wash with soap and water and apply a clean bandage. ...Read more

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Are tea tree oil vaginal suppositories safe to use?

Are tea tree oil vaginal suppositories safe to use?

Not unsafe: But not necessary. If there are symptoms of itching or irritation, it is best to see your gyn for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Will tea tree oil help fade post acne blemish marks?

Will tea tree oil help fade post acne blemish marks?

No: No scar can be completely removed. Tree oil is a mild antibiotic and has a limited effect against mild acne in the acute stage, and is less irritating than other over-the-counter preparations. For old scars, dermatologists have dermabrasion, lasers and more, and some hollywood men have cultivated the scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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How long does tea tree oil take to fget rid of scars?

How long does tea tree oil take to fget rid of scars?

Forever. . .: Tea tree oil will not remove scars. There is no topical treatment alone that can do this. By promoting skin health with topicals and treating with appropriate laser therapy the best results can be obit. Ained. ...Read more

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Would it be ok to put tea tree oil on an fingertip infection?

Would it be ok to put tea tree oil on an fingertip infection?

TEA TREE OIL: Yes, In moderation it had antibacterial and antifungicidal properties if it doesn't improve follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Allergic contact dermatitis from tea tree oil? Is that common?

Allergic contact dermatitis from tea tree oil? Is that common?

It happens,: It is not very common only because not too many people use it. I only see those that have problems with tea tree oil. Among all the causes of contact dermatitis it is not common. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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