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Doctor insights on: Is Tea Tree Oil Safe During Pregnancy

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Are tea tree oil vaginal suppositories safe to use?

Are tea tree oil vaginal suppositories safe to use?

Not unsafe: But not necessary. If there are symptoms of itching or irritation, it is best to see your gyn for a full evaluation.

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Is it ok & safe to apply natural 100 pure Tea tree oil inside vagina? Or it can only be applied on the outside opening?

Is it ok & safe to apply natural 100 pure Tea tree oil inside vagina? Or it can only be applied on the outside opening?

I wouldn't recommend: We get lots of questions here on health tap from people who have used tea tree oil and have gotten blistering, inflammation, redness. What are you trying to use it for?

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

Is it safe to use tea tree oil to treat a bacteria 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.

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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.

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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.

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Is it safe, and healthy, to add a drop of tea tree oil to my toothpaste to prevent cavaties? Will it help existing cavaties? I won't ingest.

Is it safe, and healthy, to add a drop of tea tree oil to my toothpaste to prevent cavaties? Will it help existing cavaties? I won't ingest.

Tea Tree Oil: A drop of tea tree oil on your toothpaste is fine. The oil does have some antibacterial qualities; however, it won't "help" your existing cavities. You need to see a dentist to treat those. Regarding prevention, proper brushing and flossing will be far more effective.

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Can you use tea tree oil during pregnancy?

Can you use tea tree oil during pregnancy?

No one knows 4 sure: No research is done on humans on safety of most medicinal substances during pregnancy. National Institutes of Health says "Tea tree oil is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin...it is LIKELY UNSAFE if taken by mouth" during pregnancy. See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/113.html No one knows for sure. I'd avoid during 1st trimester but small amounts on skin prob. OK later on.

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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.

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Is it ok to you The Body Shop's tea tree oil blemish kit during pregnancy?

Is it ok to you The Body Shop's tea tree oil blemish kit during pregnancy?

Avoid foreign oils: First, I would avod anything foreign during your prgenancy. Secondly, there is no clinical evidience that tea tree oil will help with blemishes. My advice is NO

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Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

If u can get: It over the counter it's unlikely to cause miscarriages or birth defects. The amount required to enter your blood stream and get to the baby would have to be high, likely. It should e fine, I'm not aware of any issues.

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How to dilute tea tree oil to one percent?

How to dilute tea tree oil to one percent?

Dilute: One hundred parts diluent to one part oil by volume; probably alcohol.

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I'm thinking of applying tea tree oil on my cut. Can i?

I'm thinking of applying tea tree oil on my cut. Can i?

Soap & water: Why do people insist on applying things to cuts and scrapes? All you should do is clean it thoroughly with soap and water, and cover it with a clean bandaid. Change the bandaid daily; cuts heal faster when they are covered.

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Can tea tree oil cause poisoning?

Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is toxic if ingested orally. If it has been swallowed, you should contact your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 immediately. It can also cause irritation with topical exposure also.

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Does tea tree oil have any effect on warts?

Does tea tree oil have any effect on warts?

Yes, a known remedy: As in one of earlier post regarding home remedy for warts--tea tree oil, raw garlic, and duct-tape etc...Have been shown to be effective. But, about 60-65% of warts go away without treatment in about 2 years. Otc compound-w can be quite effective as well, if used appropriately. If these measures not adequate, consult your doc. As there are many treatment available. Good luck.

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Does tea tree oil help on the blackheads?

Does tea tree oil help on the blackheads?

Natural skin remedy: Tea tree oil is excellent for inflamatory conditions of the skin. Apply to clean and dry areas, starting at night. If no irritation, increased to twice per day. Take Omega 3 in capsules: 1000 mg/day and eat foods reach in these natural oils to help with the inflamation: Avocado, nuts, salmon, etc Avoid soda, sweets. Choose water with lemon to drink. It helps with cleansing skin from toxins.

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Does tea tree oil treat lice?

Does tea tree oil treat lice?

Tea Tree Oil: Although tea tree oil is generally considered safer than other treatments for head lice, caution should still be employed when using it. While very few people have a sensitivity or allergy specific to tea tree oil, it is not impossible. If irritation occurs, stop use immediately. Usually safe for skin, tea tree oil is toxic when consumed.

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