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Tea Tree Oil For Bruises
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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