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Nose piercing with bumps on outside and inside. I do a salt water cleanse 2-3x a day. Also tea tree oil. Still inflamed and tender. What should I do?

Nose piercing with bumps on outside and inside. I do a salt water cleanse 2-3x a day. Also tea tree oil. Still inflamed and tender. What should I do?

Get eval: You may have an infectious process which would require antibiotics, ...so best to get the area evaluated to get properly diagnosed and treated. Good luck.

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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What's the benefit of tea tree oil?

Antibacterial: Further information can be found here http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/tea_tree_oil.

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Does tea tree oil need to be diluted?

Does tea tree oil need to be diluted?

For what purpose?: Some oils are used for scent, some for skin, and some taken internally. What do you want to use tea tree oil for? If sold in the us it should have safety recommendations on the bottle.

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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.

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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.

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Can tea tree oil help clear up acne?

Can tea tree oil help clear up acne?

It can: It's a fairly strong estrogen and I suspect this is how it works; in fact, some guys have gotten breasts from using it. At best, it's an adjunct for scientific acne treatment. If you've got acne that you can't manage with topical benzoyl peroxide, you owe it to yourself to get effective scienetific treatment from your physicain. It's a chronic disease that can be managed. Best wishes.

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Does tea tree oil get rid of age spots?

Does tea tree oil get rid of age spots?

No: There is no effect of tea tree oil on either hyper pigmentation or on keratosis

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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.

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Does tea tree oil for hair work on keloid?

Keloid: There is no scientific evidence about the role of tea tree oil for improving keloids.

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How can you get rid of a tea tree oil burn?

How can you get rid of a tea tree oil burn?

Seek care: Burns need to be assessed before treatment is recommended. There are 3 degrees, with different potential complications and management.

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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.

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Can tea tree oil actually help get rid of keloids?

Can tea tree oil actually help get rid of keloids?

Tea tree for keloids: While tea tree oil is an excellent antiinflammatory agent for conditions like eczema and dandruff, I don't know of any data confirming it's effectiveness in the treatment of keloid scars.

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Will tea tree oil help fade post acne blemish marks?

Will tea tree oil help fade post acne blemish marks?

No: No scar can be completely removed. Tree oil is a mild antibiotic and has a limited effect against mild acne in the acute stage, and is less irritating than other over-the-counter preparations. For old scars, dermatologists have dermabrasion, lasers and more, and some hollywood men have cultivated the scars for the "tough guy" look.

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Would I need to dilute 100% tea tree oil used for acne?

Would I need to dilute 100% tea tree oil used for acne?

Makes no difference: This is not effective at any dilution. If you want to be serious about a real acne problem a dermatologist can help you.

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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.

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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

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