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Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as Tinea Cruis, this is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area that turns the ...Read more


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Can Tea Tree Oil cures Jock itch at the side of the vagina and in between but folds?

Can Tea Tree Oil cures Jock itch at the side of the vagina and in between but folds?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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What is the way to use tea tree oil on my acne?

What is the way to use tea tree oil on my acne?

Acne: Daily topical application. Be careful not to swallow as it is toxic if ingested. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to use tea tree oil on dry spots on face?

Is it a bad idea to use tea tree oil on dry spots on face?

Yes it is safe: Tea tree oil has many uses and is generally considered safe. Check out thy National Center for Complentary and Alternative Medicine website for more information ...Read more

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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)

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

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Is it safe to use tea tree oil to treat a bacterium vaginosis

Is it safe to use tea tree oil to treat a bacterium vaginosis

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

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Is it safe to use tea tree oil on scalp to treat an itchy scalp?

Is it safe to use tea tree oil on scalp to treat an itchy scalp?

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

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What is the proper way to use tea tree oil for my pimples? Any suggestions?

What is the proper way to use tea tree oil for my pimples? Any suggestions?

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

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Docs can you explain, is it safe to use tea tree oil drops added to toothpaste and mouthwash?

Docs can you explain, is it safe to use tea tree oil drops added to toothpaste and mouthwash?

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

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Is it recommended to use tea tree oil for acne scars?

Is it recommended to use tea tree oil for acne scars?

You decide: This is a pop remedy that's a weak estrogen and is preferred by "natural healing" types to the mainstream stuff that obviously works. Don't short-change yourself; if you're a guy be alert to gynecomastia from it. ...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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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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Can I use tea tree oil on my cold sore?

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

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If I am allergic to tree nuts, can I still use tea tree oil shampoo?

If I am allergic to tree nuts, can I still use tea tree oil shampoo?

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

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Why do I get such a deep, great nights sleep when I use tea tree oil as aroma therapy?

Why do I get such a deep, great nights sleep when I use tea tree oil as aroma therapy?

SIMPLE: You found something that induces levels of mental and pphysical relaxation that triggers the right environment to help you have a restful sleep!
I'm jealous... ...Read more

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If I use Tea Tree Oil for my warts how long will it take for it to come off?

If I use Tea Tree Oil for my warts how long will it take for it to come off?

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

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How do you use tea tree oil for foot fungus?

How do you use tea tree oil for foot fungus?

Rub it on: Apply it to the affected area twice daily. ...Read more

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My daughter has MRSA & taking clindamycin can we use tea tree oil as a topical agent also?

My daughter has MRSA & taking clindamycin can we use tea tree oil as a topical agent also?

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

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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?

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

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Should I use tea tree oil to clean after two day train ride with no shower?

Should I use tea tree oil to clean after two day train ride with no shower?

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

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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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Can I use tea tree oil in addition with anti fungal cream to help clear up ringworm?

Can I use tea tree oil in addition with anti fungal cream to help clear up ringworm?

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

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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

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How do you use tea tree oil to treat head lice? Do you put it on the scalp, add it to the shampoo?

How do you use tea tree oil to treat head lice? Do you put it on the scalp, add it to the shampoo?

Not recommended: Tea tree oil (melaleuca) is purported to be useful against fungi and bacteria. But there is no scientific evidence it is helpful for those or head lice. And if oxidized and applied on skin, or ingested, it can be quite dangerous to children. ...Read more

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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?

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