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Doctor insights on: Is Tea Tree Oil Effective For Clearing Acne

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...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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Which is better for zits toothpaste or tea tree oil?

Which is better for zits toothpaste or tea tree oil?

Tea tree oil: Antiseptic properties of this natural remedy is very well known and possibly many less side effect then tooth paste will do much better for you... ...Read more

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Is the tea tree blemish gel helpful for acne scars?

Is the tea tree blemish gel helpful for acne scars?

No: Tea tree oil is anti-inflammatory and a scar is by definition the end product of inflammation. ...Read more

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What works better for acne scars, bio oil or tea tree?

Neither: Neither of these will have any lasting effect whatever on acne scars. This is a cruel fraud perpetrated on the internet by people already damaged by a cruel disease. Tea tree oil has some limited activity against the actual pimple because it has estrogens; males gotten breast development from it. A dermatologist can make the scars less visible if that is your wish. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil or witch hazel more effective for getting rid of zits?

Is tea tree oil or witch hazel more effective for getting rid of zits?

Neither works well: Both will disappoint you. This is the 21st century, you've worked hard, and you have a right to someting effective. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If this isn't enough, add oral Erythromycin or tetracycline as appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have even stronger stuff. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should tree tea oil be used for acne?

Should tree tea oil be used for acne?

Free to try it: But don't spend much money. Despite the ads and the beautiful back-to-nature talk, today's prescription meds are more reliable, very safe, and probably will be cheaper even in our dysfunctional health care system. This is the 21st century, you've worked hard, and you have a right to have a clear face if you want it. ...Read more

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What is better for pimples, benzoyl peroxide or tea tree oil?

What is better for pimples, benzoyl peroxide or tea tree oil?

Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil (melaleuca) is often used in otc antifungal preparations. BP has been used for acne for years to kill bacteria and dry the skin to prevent future acne. Dermatologists are using antifungals more to treat common acne. If you use BP without benefit, i would try tea tree oil. Any substance can cause an allergy or sensitivity, so be cautious with first uses of both products. ...Read more

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Which is better for scalp problems: zinc pca or tea tree oil shampoos?

Which is better for scalp problems: zinc pca or tea tree oil shampoos?

Scalp irritation: That is very individual. You will have to try diffierent products to see what works for you. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil product guve relief to scalp psoriasis?

Is tea tree oil product guve relief to scalp psoriasis?

Hard to tell: Tea tree oil is said to possess anti-inflammatory property but may be helpful for some. However the result is really that that impressive. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil is good for hair growth?

Is tea tree oil  is good for hair growth?

Sorry, no: Tea tree oil is a natural astringent that may cause mild inflammation and blood flow to skin. Additional blood flow may help you keep the hair you already have (for a little while) but it will not stimulate hair growth. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil is good for hair growth?

Is tea tree oil  is good for hair growth?

No: But it helps relieve an itchy scalp. The only known promoters of hair growth are medications like minoxidil and propecia (finasteride). ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil good for your scalp?

Is tea tree oil good for your scalp?

Yes it is.: It can alleviate dandruff, dry scalp and other medical conditions. Best wishes! http://www.Care2.Com/greenliving/20-great-uses-for-tea-tree-oil.Html. ...Read more

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Is honey and lemon good for treating acne?

Logical not proven: Honey and lemon juice may both have antibiotic effectiveness that may diminish acne outbreaks and so it makes sense but I am not sure that its is truly effective in practice and may have other unforeseen complications. ...Read more

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Does tree tea oil really work for acne ?

Not really: If it has any effect, it is mild. So maybe it will work if your acne is really mild and something weak is all you need. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil good for scalp rash in kids?

Is tea tree oil good for scalp rash in kids?

Maybe: Tea tree oil does have anti-inflammatory aspects, but too much can be very irritating. Try a very small amount (few drops) diluted into a solution of fragrance-free shampoo for a few days. If it is getting worse, stop! good luck! ...Read more

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Is topical tea tree oil (in deoderant) safe for use in pregnancy?

Is topical tea tree oil (in deoderant) safe for use in pregnancy?

It's a : Disinfectant and should be fine. The absorbable amount creating a fetal problem is low probability though don't know specifics on the brand or what else is in it. Should be fine. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more