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How To Use Tea Tree Oil For Tinea Cruris
2 doctors on here says Tea Tree Oil is good and bad for jock itch. I need a 3rd opinion now. Plus can it cure the itch around my anus?
Don't use it: Tea tree oil will just irritate the area more. It's the last thing to used for jock itch or other red irritation in the groin area. You probably need either an antifungal or antibiotic cream Best to check with a doctor, but if you want to try to treat yourself, start with an antifungal. A pharmacist can help, or such products will be stocked near products for jock itch or athlete's foot. ...Read more
I was DX with jock itch week ago. Took a zpack, clindamycin, tea tree oil 2x a day. I still have a rash how long is recovery how long until Ihave sex?
Uncertain diagnosis: Well, I'm confused about why you would be given antibiotics for "jock itch" as that is a fungal skin rash. That can become infected with skin bacteria after it's been scratched at, but then you would still need an antifungal cream or oral antifungal medication to clear it up. Tea tree oil can also be irritating to that area of the body and cause allergic dermatitis. Need to see MD ASAP no sex yet. ...Read more
Rash on my inner thighs that will not travel to my penis. I have tried jock itch cream, tea tree oil soap, athlete foot spray. When scratched, area is very dry.?
You state you : Have a rash, and you state you put athletes foot creams on it. Maybe, they don't get better because a rash is not a fungus. Usually, a rash is an inflammatory condition of the skin. You might want to try an over the counter cortisone cream. If no improvement see the dermatologist. ...Read more
About to use tea tree oil on scalp b/c of flakes but there's a cut on my scalp. Will it still be ok to use? Painful? Its called Dessert Essence(100%pure)
OK: But a waste of money. It is amazing that these scams exist when effective therapy is readily at hand. If you are in doubt about the diagnosis or the best approach, see a dermatologist. ...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
Safe: But may be irritating. Also, useless, a complete waste of money. Best remedy to be determined by precise diagnosis: exam by dermatologist. Meanwhile, try dandruff shampoo such as Head & Shoulders, DHS, Selsun, Nizoral, (ketoconazole) generics. Can also try hydrocortisone, preferably in liquid form. ...Read more
Tea tree oil.: Melaleuca oil is from southeast asia and has been claimed to have some antibacterial activity, but whether this has been proven to be an effective therapeutic agent is open to some question. You can try this, and the only real damage it will create is to your wallet. ...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
Have : Have never used this. Sorry.Get a more detailed answer ›
Some people have : Reported variable results using tea tree on cold sores. Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist. ...Read more
Most likely: Food allergy symptoms are caused by large after being ingested, eventhough there are reports of trigger by aerosol or contact. Whether a tea tree oil contains treenut is not likely, but always possible if contamination occur during shampoo manufacturing. Food allergy sufferers should always carry an epipen, (epinephrine) and any new product might be cautiously tried in small amounts first. ...Read more
Unknown: There are hundreds of theories and methods to remove warts. Sometimes just irritation of the wart will cause it to disappear There are no proven studies showing that tea tree oil works better than other methods but you can try ...Read more
May be helpful: Some people advocate for tea tree oil, but the data is not strong. On the other hand, there is no real downside so long as the tea tree oil is clean and uncontaminated. ...Read more
I always use tea tree oil to swab on my pimples every day. 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
Why?: While tea tree oil may have some mild antibacterial activity, it has no effect on dirt. Soap and water is a quicker and much more straightforward solution to your problem. ...Read more
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
Ringworm: It is unlikely that tea tree oil will have very much effect, but if you want to try it, it should not be deleterious. Good luck. ...Read more
See dermatologist: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
How do you use tea tree oil to treat head lice? Do you put it on the scalp, add it to the shampoo?
How long does Ivermectin stay in your system to fight scabies? Can I use Tea Tree Oil 24 hrs after taking Ivermectin and topical Permethrin cream?
Unusual choice: Ivermectin stays in your blood for a day. It's an unusual choice of therapy for scabies infestation and is usually reserved for patients who do not have functional immune system. Permethrin alone, applied as directed to the whole body and left on overnight before washing, should do the trick with one initial treatment followed by a second treatment 7 days later if needed. Tea tree oil is ok. ...Read more
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