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How To Use Tea Tree Oil For Pneumonia
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
Yes: Dilute tea tree oil m only a few drops - strong odor. It has antiinfectives properties. ...Read more
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
Probably: It's not harmful, but it is ineffective. Therefore, by not treating BV with appropriate medications and hygiene, you are causing yourself harm. So using an ineffective treatment is dangerous because it postpones appropriate treatment. Bv can occur when the natural vaginal flora is disrupted, such as by douching. So this is an all around bad idea. ...Read more
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
Why?: This combination has no direct benefit in healing a laceration. ...Read more
Safe?: As long as you do not swallow it you should be safe however your teeth are another issue. The oil may leave a film on the tooth that will make it easier for the bacterial colonies to form and harder for you to brush them off so if it were my mouth i would not use it. ...Read more
I always use tea tree oil to swab on my pimples everyday.Try to remove them. Is that okay?Is tea tree oil good for remove pimple. Any suggestions?
Adjunct only: Tea tree oil is okay as it's a weak estrogen but do yourself a favor and use something in addition that's more effective. Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid are your two best friends; if these don't clear you in a few weeks, or if it's on your trunk, get with you personal physician who can prescribe something that will clear you. Acne's a serious liability and you must manage it. ...Read more
No Data on safety: Topical (skin) agents are GENERALLY safe to use. BUT, these meds are not regulated by the FDA so the purity of them is unsure. This med has several therapy claims: reduce acne, nail fungus, and other claims. The Mayp Clinic has the best advise on its website regarding this med: "Use cautiously in preg and breastfeeding women, and during childbirth due to a lack of enough scientific information." ...Read more
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