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What are common symptoms of having an allergic reaction to tea tree oil?

What are common symptoms of having an allergic reaction to tea tree oil?

Usually a rash: Most common reaction to tea tree oil involves a chronic allergic dermatitis and may appear similar to a nasty reaction to poison ivy. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I used a new line of products on my face/had bad allergic reaction/breakout to: Tea Tree Blemish Kit by The Body Shop, ingredients online! Help!!!!!

I used a new line of products on my face/had bad allergic reaction/breakout to: Tea Tree Blemish Kit by The Body Shop, ingredients online! Help!!!!!

Allergic Rash: If you are concerned about a possible reaction to a beauty care product I would make an appointment to see an Allergist for patch vs skin testing to determine risk. Take a picture of your reaction and bring the product in with you to appointment. Sometimes people can become sensitized (allergic contact dermatitis) to various ingredients commonly found in products used at home. ...Read more

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After getting my eyebrows waxed my skin around it had a bad reaction would tea tree oil calm the redness and get rid of the tiny itchy pimples?

After getting my eyebrows waxed my skin around it had a bad reaction would tea tree oil calm the redness and get rid of the tiny itchy pimples?

Tea tree oil may sting: If the area is already irritated, using tea tree oil may sting, burn, or irritate the skin. So it may make the area more red and inflamed. You're better off using something that's much more mild and less stinging. Pure lavender oil (lavandula agustafolia) is more soothing, because it has less camphor in it, but if it's made from (lavandula), it will be just as irritating as tea tree oil. So read your labels. ...Read more

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If you're allergic to trees are you allergic to tea tree oil?

If you're allergic to trees are you allergic to tea tree oil?

No: The reaction to tea tree oil would most likely be an allergic contact dermatitis (itchy skin rash where tea tree oil is applied). ...Read more

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Allergic contact dermatitis from tea tree oil? Is that common?

Allergic contact dermatitis from tea tree oil? Is that common?

It happens,: It is not very common only because not too many people use it. I only see those that have problems with tea tree oil. Among all the causes of contact dermatitis it is not common. ...Read more

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Tea tree oil caused skin irritation. Does this mean I am allergic?

Tea tree oil caused skin irritation. Does this mean I am allergic?

Doesn't matteer: Tea tree oil can be very irritating. It may be allergy or irritation. Either way you should avoid it. There is no good use for it anyway. ...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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I'm allergic to multiple trees, can I be allergic to tea tree oil? My skin becomes very dry and sometimes red. I've heard it helps treat acne.

I'm allergic to multiple trees, can I be allergic to tea tree oil? My skin becomes very dry and sometimes red. I've heard it helps treat acne.

Don't bother: It is not useful for acne. It is not useful for dry, red skin. In fact it is not much good for anything except as profit to those who sell it to gullible suckers. Nothing related to your "tree allergies" but it can be irritating. ...Read more

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I have a keloid on my tongue. Its pierced. I've had the piercing for over a year but im just now getting one. The problem is im allergic to tea tree oil?

I have a keloid on my tongue. Its pierced. I've had the piercing for over a year but im just now getting one. The problem is im allergic to tea tree oil?

Pierced tongue: Consider letting your tongue heal naturally by taking the piercing out. This will be healthier for your tongue and your teeth. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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Will 100% tea tree oil help head hair grow?

Will 100% tea tree oil help head hair grow?

Might burn: Tea tree oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties but likely won't be helpful in promoting hair growth otherwise. Un diluted tea tree oil may burn your skin and should always be diluted with another oil, such as grapeseed, prior to application to the skin. ...Read more

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I am afraid of using tea tree oil on my face?

I am afraid of using tea tree oil on my face?

You should be: It may bother you. You neglect to indicate the indication. Tea tree oil is about the last choice for treating anything. If you have a reason--any reason---to treat something on your face, you can be sure there are legitimate products which actually do something useful. So why experiment with a worthless, often irritating scam? ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using tea tree oil for hair?

What are the benefits of using tea tree oil for hair?

Many: The hair may be rinsed with a spoonful of tea tree in warm water to control lice. It's is wonderfully soothing after hair removal. It can also ward off dandruff. ...Read more

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I'm scared of using tea tree oil on my face, what could happen?

I'm scared of using tea tree oil on my face, what could happen?

Tea tree oil: Some people may be allergic to tea tree oil. You can get a contact dermatitis if you are allergic. I would do a test spot on your inner arm and see if you get a rash. If you do, don't use it on your face. ...Read more

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What to do if I got the tea tree oil and have been using it for 2 days and my skin is so bumpy and im getting black head type things. Is this normal?

What to do if I got the tea tree oil and have been using it for 2 days and my skin is so bumpy and im getting black head type things. Is this normal?

Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties but undiluted tea tree oil may burn your skin. Tea tree oil should always be diluted with another oil (such as grapeseed) prior to application and should never be taken internally. If worsening of the appearance of the skin occurs with use, it should be discontinued! ...Read more

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I got some flesh colored skin tags on my goin area and I started applying tea tree oil to remove it. It is currently white tipped is that normal or no

I got some flesh colored skin tags on my goin area and I started applying tea tree oil to remove it. It is currently white tipped is that normal or no

Get them removed: You are much more likely to get the result you want from a simple procedure in your physician's office than expecting magic from this botanical. The white is probably macerated keratin, no surprise. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more