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Doctor insights on: Castor Oil Vs Tea Tree Oil

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Dr. Scott Shields Dr. Shields
Podiatry
25 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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For a natural remedy...What amts and how long use castor oil /tea tree oil for treatmt of nail fungus/athletes foot? How do they need diluted, if any

For a natural remedy...What amts and how long  use castor oil /tea tree oil for treatmt of nail fungus/athletes foot? How do they need diluted, if any

Fungus: Natural is GREAT when it works. I have found that it is a hit and miss proposition. You can follow the label on the bottle of tea tree oil or see your podiatrist for a diagnosis and prescription. nail fungus is VERY hard to kill. I would treat both the nails and the athletes foot infection at the same time and get it done as quickly as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Castor Oil (Definition)

Castor oil is a laxative which is a ...Read more


Dr. Timothy Brown Dr. Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology
40 years in practice
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
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38 weeks prg. 3 cm, 50% effaced. Would castor oil or raspberry leaf tea make my contractions closer together? Still very very far apart.

38 weeks prg. 3 cm, 50% effaced. Would castor oil or raspberry leaf tea make my contractions closer together? Still very very far apart.

Probably not: If these things (in addition to walking, sex, primrose oil, nipple stimulation, and others that don't immediately come to mind) worked reliably then we would be using them for medical inductions. Castor oil in particular has a long tradition with the midwives but it can be messy and very uncomfortable. There is no evidence of harm and and all of these things can at least seem to work sometimes. ...Read more

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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Dr. Foster Carr Dr. Carr
General Practice
29 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Whats the benefit of tea tree oil?

Antibacterial: Further information can be found here http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/tea_tree_oil. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Heston Dr. Heston
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Does tea tree oil need to be diluted?

Does tea tree oil need to be diluted?

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 safety recommendations on the bottle. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Far Eastern University, Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
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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

Dr. Gloria l Ciccone Dr. Ciccone
Pediatrics
33 years in practice
Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine AKA De La Salle University College of Medicine
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Does tea tree oil help on the blackheads?

Does tea tree oil help on the blackheads?

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 twice per day. Take Omega 3 in capsules: 1000 mg/day and eat foods reach in these natural oils to help with the inflamation: Avocado, nuts, salmon, etc Avoid soda, sweets. Choose water with lemon to drink. It helps with cleansing skin from toxins. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Will 100% tea tree oil help head hair grow ?

Will 100% tea tree oil help head hair grow ?

Might burn: Tea tree oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties but likely won't be helpful in promoting hair growth otherwise. Un diluted tea tree oil may burn your skin and should always be diluted with another oil, such as grapeseed, prior to application to the skin. ...Read more

Dr. Todd Sisto Dr. Sisto
Breast Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jerome Litt Dr. Litt
Dermatology
67 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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Should i apply pure tea tree oil directly to scalp?

Should i apply pure tea tree oil directly to scalp?

TEA TREE OIL SCALP: WHY ARE YOU USING TEA TREE OIL IN THE FIRST PLACE? ...Read more

Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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What are the benefits of using tea tree oil for hair?

What are the benefits of using tea tree oil for hair?

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 off dandruff. ...Read more

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Dr. Shino Aguilera Dr. Aguilera
Dermatology
18 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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I'm scared of using tea tree oil on my face, what could happen?

I'm scared of using tea tree oil on my face, what could happen?

Tea tree oil: Some people may be allergic to tea tree oil. You can get a contact dermatitis if you are allergic. I would do a test spot on your inner arm and see if you get a rash. If you do, dont use it on your face. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay Dr. Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What are common symptoms of having an allergic reaction to tea tree oil?

What are common symptoms of having an allergic reaction to tea tree oil?

Usually a rash: Most common reaction to tea tree oil involves a chronic allergic dermatitis and may appear similar to a nasty reaction to poison ivy. ...Read more

Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What to do if i got the tea tree oil and have been using it for 2 days and my skin is so bumpy and im getting black head type things. Is this normal?

What to do if i got the tea tree oil and have been using it for 2 days and my skin is so bumpy and im getting black head type things. Is this normal?

Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties but undiluted tea tree oil may burn your skin. Tea tree oil should always be diluted with another oil (such as grapeseed) prior to application and should never be taken internally. If worsening of the appearance of the skin occurs with use, it should be discontinued! ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I got some flesh colored skin tags on my goin area and I started applying tea tree oil to remove it. It is currently white tipped is that normal or no

I got some flesh colored skin tags on my goin area and I started applying tea tree oil to remove it. It is currently white tipped is that normal or no

Get them removed: You are much more likely to get the result you want from a simple procedure in your physician's office than expecting magic from this botanical. The white is probably macerated keratin, no surprise. ...Read more