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Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, ...Read more


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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

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Would tea tree oil help in removing the skin tag on my anus?

Would tea tree oil help in removing the skin tag on my anus?

No: Please see your doctor for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may need a biopsy of this lesion. ...Read more

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I have a skin tag on my eyelid. I am looking for an effective home remedy. I have tried olive oil and baking soda and now, I am trying tea tree oil.

I have a skin tag on my eyelid. I am looking for an effective home remedy. I have tried olive oil and baking soda and now, I am trying tea tree oil.

Unlikely: Unfortunately a home remedy is unlikely to have any effect. Surgical removal by a professional is straightforward and your best bet. ...Read more

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How can I tell what is molluscum and what is just normal anatomy of my skin. They are so small it's hard to tell and stressful. Does tea tree oil work?

How can I tell what is molluscum and what is just normal anatomy of my skin. They are so small it's hard to tell and stressful. Does tea tree oil work?

Umbilication: Molluscum contagiosum bumps have a characteristic indentation or umbilicalion at the top of each bump. This can sometimes be appreciated with a magnifying glass. A dermatologist will often give the bump in question a light freeze with liquid nitrogen to accentuate the umbilication so when in doubt see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Can tea tree oil actually clear up your skin?

Can tea tree oil actually clear up your skin?

Tea Tree oil: Tea Tree oil (Melaleuca) has been used for fungal, bacterial and viral infections. Other uses include lice, congestion, acne, boils, warts, yeast infections, dandruff & inflammatory skin conditions. ...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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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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What will tea tree oil do for your skin infections?

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What will tea tree oil do for your skin infections?

Poor data.: Tea tree oil has reported antimicrobial properties; it is used to treat plants of infections regularly. Human use has less good data, but the initial small, uncontrolled studies suggest it may have some role in wound healing. There's no strong study to make a medical recommendation one way or the other, however. ...Read more

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I have acne on my cheeks and have oily skin. What should I do? I have tried tea tree oil

I have acne on my cheeks and have oily skin. What should I do? I have tried tea tree oil

Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick! A dermatologist should be able to help you if the above measures do not improve your skin condition. ...Read more

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Hi. I have oily skin Can I use tea tree oil for acne???

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I have oily skin Can I use tea tree oil for acne???

Adjunct treatment: Tea tree oil contains estrogens and may help; it's also caused guys like you to grow breasts. Preventing / managing acne usually requires some experimenting, and I'm going to assume you're already using topical retinoic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide. If this isn't sufficient, your physician can add prescription-strength Rx. Acne's not curable but can be managed until it remits on its own. Cheers. ...Read more

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I have a tea tree oil burn that I moisturise with grapeseed oil is that okay? I think i have a bit of broken skin

Wrong question: Tea tree oil is useless. So is grapeseed oil. Throw away both. Is it your face? Con men are making a sucker out of you. Plain cool water will feel god. You can apply a little vaseline to damaged skin while kit heals. ...Read more

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Help me please I applied tea tree oil in my skin for acne and it burned and now it's raw skin!!! I don't want a scar please help?

Help me please I applied tea tree oil in my skin for acne and it burned and now it's raw skin!!! I don't want a scar please help?

Get checked: You may have a sensitivity to the chemicals in the tea tree, or to an additive, and may require medical attention to get healed. Do see your medical professional for treatment of your condition, to find out whether it is safe for you to use tea tree oil, and to find an alternative treatment for your acne. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Does tea tree oil do anything help acne (sensitive skin)?

Does tea tree oil do anything help acne (sensitive skin)?

Not likely: I wouldn't expect it too much of anything. I see many people develop allergy to tea tree oil as well, and I do not recommend its usage because of this. ...Read more

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Is witch hazel mixed with tea tree oil good for post hyper-pigmentation/red & pink marks on fair skin? Thanks!

No: Leave the marks alone. By doing what you proposed, you risk making matters worse. Time will address the issue, in the mean time use make up judiciously.
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I'm allergic to multiple trees, can I be allergic to tea tree oil? My skin becomes very dry and sometimes red. I've heard it helps treat acne.

Don't bother: It is not useful for acne. It is not useful for dry, red skin. In fact, it is not much good for anything except as profit to those who sell it to gullible suckers. Nothing related to your "tree allergies" but it can be irritating. ...Read more

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Tea tree oil burned my skin now water us coming out of it!!! Please help me it's in my face what can I buy I have no money for dermatologist?

Tea tree oil burned my skin now water us coming out of it!!! Please help me it's in my face what can I buy I have no money for dermatologist?

Exudate: The clear fluid is likely exudate, a response of your body to the injury. Cool compresses with aloe vera gel may help. Always remember to dilute teat tree oil with another oil, such as grapeseed, before applying it to the skin, and never take it internally. ...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 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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Can I use tea tree oil to prevent acne on my face as it's a natural alternate for benzyol peroxide? My skin type is oily

Can I use tea tree oil to prevent acne on my face as it's a natural alternate for benzyol peroxide? My skin type is oily

Can work: Tea tree oil has some antiseptic properties and some studies have shown efficacy for treatment of acne. It's probably safest to use as a spot treatment. Some people can develop an allergic contact dermatitis to tea tree oil known as melaleuca oil dermatitis, so be careful. Consulting a dermatologist for acne treatment and management is recommended. ...Read more