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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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Does tea tree oil get rid of age spots?

Does tea tree oil get rid of age spots?

No: There is no effect of tea tree oil on either hyper pigmentation or on keratosis ...Read more

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Can drinking tea tree oil get rid of acne scars?

Can drinking tea tree oil get rid of acne scars?

No: It is a weak estrogen and has given men gynecomastia. It is the one topical remedy for active lesions of acne for people who belong to cults that allow only plant-based medicine. I would urge these people to wise up, especially if they're responsible for a teen's physical and emotional health. They won't touch scars, which should never be allowed to develop nowadays. ...Read more

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Will tea tree oil get rid of toe nail fungus?

Will tea tree oil get rid of toe nail fungus?

Several treatments.: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but very rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read more

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If I used 100% tea tree oil on ringworm on my butt would it get rid of it forever?

If I used 100% tea tree oil on ringworm on my butt would it get rid of it forever?

Do guarantee: First off - there is never a guarantee that any particular treatment will do the trick. Second, if ringworm is erradicated, it doesn't mean that it would not be possible to be re-infected in the future. ...Read more

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If I used 100% tea tree oil on ringworm on my bum would it get rid of it permanently?

If I used 100% tea tree oil on ringworm on my bum would it get rid of it permanently?

NO: Tea tree oil will not cure this fungal infection. Apply a topical antifungal treatment that you can buy over the counter to the involved skin several times a day for 2 to 4 weeks until 1 week after the rash has resolved.
These can contain terbinafine, miconazole, clotrimazole, or other azoles. It takes a while for the rash to fade so don't panic. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a tea tree oil burn?

How can you get rid of a tea tree oil burn?

Seek care: Burns need to be assessed before treatment is recommended. There are 3 degrees, with different potential complications and management. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil actually help get rid of keloids?

Can tea tree oil actually help get rid of keloids?

Tea tree for keloids: While tea tree oil is an excellent antiinflammatory agent for conditions like eczema and dandruff, I don't know of any data confirming it's effectiveness in the treatment of keloid scars. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get rid of acne using tea tree oil?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get rid of acne using tea tree oil?

Acne: Tea tree oil (melaleuca oil) is a product which is reported to have antibacterial, antifungal, anti viral & antiseptic properties. It can treat acne, athlete's foot & head lice. It has less side-effects than benzoyl peroxide but takes longer to work. ...Read more

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Is it a goof idea to use tea tree oil to get rid of acne?

Is it a goof idea to use tea tree oil to get rid of acne?

Good luck: I don't think its very reliable, woudn't expect it to work for anything but very mild acne, and lately I've been seeing lots of people that have become allergic to it.

If you don't need anything strong, it might be worth a try. ...Read more

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How should I mix lavender oil and tea tree oil to get rid of acne?

How should I mix lavender oil and tea tree oil to get rid of acne?

Don't bother.: I see patients all the time who have tried tea tree oil + various other oils; their acne is no better, but they do complain of dryness, itching, stinging, burning, and redness. At least 1 published study showed that tea tree oil can cause abnormal breast growth (gynecomastia) in boys. So don't waste your time & money; let a dermatologist prescribe legitimate acne remedies for you. ...Read more

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I'm trying to get rid of a rash. I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (for itch), tea tree oil, and baby powder. Is this okay?

I'm trying to get rid of a rash. I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (for itch), tea tree oil, and baby powder. Is this okay?

May need local stero: If the rash is due to allergy and is itchy, you can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but you may need some mild steroid cream for local application. Check it with your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Terrible dandruff. Tried 3 brands of shampoos, white & apple cidar vinegar, tea tree oil. Nothings working. How can I get rid of this?

See a dermatologist: You've tried all the over-the-counter remedies with no help. I suggest you see a dermatologist to determine the cause and prescribe a medicine to help it. Could be an infection or an inflammatory condition like psoriasis. ...Read more

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I've burned my skin with tea tree oil because of a pimple I was trying to get rid of I now have a huge dark spot on my face how do I get rid of it?

I've burned my skin with tea tree oil because of a pimple I was trying to get rid of I now have a huge dark spot on my face how do I get rid of it?

Could be blood: Don't squeeze pimples on your face! Now you know why. You may have broken a small blood vessel and the leaked blood is a "black and blue " and it will will go away on its own. Your pimples may be because you have acne. There are OTC treatments for that. Look at the web. Speak to your ...Read more

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Tea tree oil on old keloid/hypertropic piercing scar. How can I get rid of it?

Tea tree oil on old keloid/hypertropic piercing scar. How can I get rid of it?

Keloid/Hypertrophic: Keloids & hypertrophic scars are basically treated the same initially: silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online). If these don't help, see your dr for steroid/bleomycin injections, or external electron-beam radiotherapy. Do not let anyone cut it out if keloid confirmed, it will simply grow larger! ...Read more

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I have a bump on my snug piercing. How did I get rid of it? And I have tried everything like tea tree oil, hot compresses and chamomile tea. Do I need to take my earring out?

I have a bump on my snug piercing. How did I get rid of it? And I have tried everything like tea tree oil, hot compresses and chamomile tea. Do I need to take my earring out?

A bump?: Is this bump red or inflamed? Is it sore? Oozing pus or blood? If so, it might be infected and you would need to remove the earring. You may want your doctor to take a look at it, regardless. ...Read more

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After getting my eyebrows waxed my skin around it had a bad reaction would tea tree oil calm the redness and get rid of the tiny itchy pimples?

After getting my eyebrows waxed my skin around it had a bad reaction would tea tree oil calm the redness and get rid of the tiny itchy pimples?

Tea tree oil may sting: If the area is already irritated, using tea tree oil may sting, burn, or irritate the skin. So it may make the area more red and inflamed. You're better off using something that's much more mild and less stinging. Pure lavender oil (lavandula agustafolia) is more soothing, because it has less camphor in it, but if it's made from (lavandula), it will be just as irritating as tea tree oil. So read your labels. ...Read more

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Does pure tea tree oil help get rid of toe nail fungus?

Does pure tea tree oil help get rid of toe nail fungus?

Sometimes: Tea tree oil has antiseptic and antifungal properties. People have been using them as such purposes for years. Some people have had success on fungal nails (onychomycosis). In my practice I have seen little success with tea tree oil use. However, I do believe that if applied at least once a day routinely, it will help clear fungal nails if used early in the disease phase. ...Read more

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Tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, is it a good idea to use them to get rid of butt pimples?

Tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, is it a good idea to use them to get rid of butt pimples?

Encourage: Medical evaluation to determine why you are getting these and to insure you don't have boils. Don't put cart before the horse. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it removing moles with tea tree oil possible? Regardles to some clinical trials I cannnot see how it can remove some in sito dysplastic nevus?

Is it removing moles with tea tree oil possible? Regardles to some clinical trials I cannnot see how it can remove some in sito dysplastic nevus?

Wouldn't count on it: No matter what you read either on the internet or in a journal about tea tree oil, I definitely would not rely on it to treat any type of dysplastic nevus. Even a lesion in situ! It is always best to excise (have them surgically removed) and send to the pathologist, so you can have proof that the entire lesion is out. ...Read more

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Is it safe, and healthy, to add a drop of tea tree oil to my toothpaste to prevent cavaties? Will it help existing cavaties? I won't ingest.

Is it safe, and healthy, to add a drop of tea tree oil to my toothpaste to prevent cavaties? Will it help existing cavaties? I won't ingest.

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. You need to see a dentist to treat those. Regarding prevention, proper brushing and flossing will be far more effective. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil helpful in getting rid of scars on your legs?

Is tea tree oil helpful in getting rid of scars on your legs?

Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of tea tree or bio-oil and so I generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It is probably the massage, (which we know helps scars) that is used to apply the oil, which is actually providing the improvements observed. Massage with any clean oil 3-4 times a day. Silicon gel trips are morel likely to improve the scar. ...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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