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My granddaughter is on amoxicillin for an ear infection is it OK to rub tree tea oil on the back of her ear? Mixed with warm water?

My granddaughter is on amoxicillin for an ear infection is it OK to rub tree tea oil on the back of her ear? Mixed with warm water?

Whatever...: It has no plausible reason to affect anything going on in the ear, good or bad. If this pleases you two and the kid's skin doesn't break out to the process it is fine. You might do as well just painting her nails or giving her a foot rub. ...Read more

Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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Can applying tea tree oil behind the ear or taking turmeric orally cause bleeding?

Can applying tea tree oil behind the ear or taking turmeric orally cause bleeding?

Perhaps turmeric if: Topical tea tree oil can not possibly cause bleeding but turmeric is a natural blood thinner. However, even large doses of turmeric are not known to cause bleeding unless combined with other medicines or herbs that thin the blood or unless one has a hereditary tendency towards increased bleeding. See http://www. Livescience. Com/41760-turmeric-supplement-facts. Html. ...Read more

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Would it be ok to put tea tree oil on an fingertip infection?

Would it be ok to put tea tree oil on an fingertip infection?

TEA TREE OIL: Yes, In moderation it had antibacterial and antifungicidal properties if it doesn't improve follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil cure staph infections?

Can tea tree oil cure staph infections?

Not likely.: If you have a staph infection, get treated medically. This is not an organism to fool around with. Otc treatments are generally effective for very little of anything. ...Read more

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What will tea tree oil do for your skin infections?

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What will tea tree oil do for your skin infections?

Poor data.: Tea tree oil has reported antimicrobial properties; it is used to treat plants of infections regularly. Human use has less good data, but the initial small, uncontrolled studies suggest it may have some role in wound healing. There's no strong study to make a medical recommendation one way or the other, however. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil in the bath tub help clear up a yeast infection in a baby?

Can tea tree oil in the bath tub help clear up a yeast infection in a baby?

I wold not do this.: In a baby, I would avoid this substance. It could be very unconfortable for a baby and there is not reason to do such. There are much better ways to treat a yeast infection. ...Read more

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What cause the philtrum to flaked and cracked? It so painful and red. I researched about it and it is a fungal infection and the cure is tea tree oil.

What cause the philtrum to flaked and cracked? It so painful and red. I researched about it and it is a fungal infection and the cure is tea tree oil.

Could be a fungal: Infection. You need an anti-fungal if it is and not tree oil. And it could also be a cellulitis do see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I am using tea tree oil to treat fungal infection on toe nails and heels of feet. How long do I need to leave it on and how many times to reapply?

I am using tea tree oil to treat fungal infection on toe nails and heels of feet. How long do I need to leave it on and how many times to reapply?

See specialist: Before self-medicating with an unproved otc, seeking consultation with a dermatologist and possible treatment with proven anti-fungal medications might be more prudent. ...Read more

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To treat bv, does bathing in warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil treat cure the infection? Any suggestions?

To treat bv, does bathing in warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil treat cure the infection? Any suggestions?

Antibiotics v yogurt: Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance in vaginal bacteria. Standard treatment is antibiotics, not bathing as described so go see family doc or gynecologist. There is some evidence that eating yogurt w/lactobacilli might help restore balance but studies aren't definitive. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/bacterial-vaginosis/ds01193 & http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis. Htm. ...Read more

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What's better for head lice and nits: apple cider vinegar vs. Tea tree oil?

What's better for head lice and nits: apple cider vinegar vs. Tea tree oil?

Neither: Nits are the eggs of head lice, so you are right to seek a treatment that kills both. Vinegar and oil tend to fail. Pesticides can be toxic. We recommend harmless interventions, like forming a silicon shell on the head with applications such as licemd. ...Read more

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I have a sore lump under my left armpit. It won't go away, won't come to a head. Please help. Tried antibacterial soaps, tea tree oil etc....

I have a sore lump under my left armpit. It won't go away, won't come to a head. Please help. Tried antibacterial soaps, tea tree oil etc....

Abscess v lymph node: Best to get it evaluated now by doctor. May be an abscess that need to be i;d'd, or may be a lymph node? Get examined and treated, best wishes. ...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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How do you use tea tree oil to treat head lice? Do you put it on the scalp, add it to the shampoo?

How do you use tea tree oil to treat head lice? Do you put it on the scalp, add it to the shampoo?

Not recommended: Tea tree oil (melaleuca) is purported to be useful against fungi and bacteria. But there is no scientific evidence it is helpful for those or head lice. And if oxidized and applied on skin, or ingested, it can be quite dangerous to children. ...Read more

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Will tea tree oil cure a very very very small keloid that is on your earlobe?

Will tea tree oil cure a very very very small keloid that is on your earlobe?

I don't think so...: I am not aware of any beneficial effect of tea tree oil on scars or keloids... ...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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A coworker swears by warm olive oil for ear infections. Is it safe to pour anything in your ear like that?

A coworker swears by warm olive oil for ear infections. Is it safe to pour anything in your ear like that?

It depends: There are times when it could be dangerous, like a perforated ear drum for instance. But for a suspected middle ear infection, this form of treatment has been practiced for centuries and provides relief while the body's mechanisms for dealing with the infection take over. After years of prescribing antibiotics for these, we now know that the majority will heal on their own without drug risks. ...Read more

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Does coconut oil heal ear infections?

No: Ear infections need to be diagnosed by a doctor and based on whether they are external or middle ear infections, need to be treated by an appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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13 month baby has middle ear infection. Can I help her with basil oil mix with coconut oil and apply behind the ear? Or do drops with colloidal salve

13 month baby has middle ear infection. Can I help her with basil oil mix with coconut oil and apply behind the ear? Or do drops with colloidal salve

No: These have no therapeutic benefit other than giving you something to do. Some of these are viral & self heal in a few days. If it is bacterial it may self heal in 2-3 months or rupture and become chronically infected. Standard treatment of bacterial otitis involves antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you take oil of oregano and amoxicillin at the same time? I have a sinus infection and ear infection.

Can you take oil of oregano and amoxicillin at the same time? I have a sinus infection and ear infection.

Yes you can: But the question is why? Best to use saline nasal irrigation with a Neti-pot and possibly a decongestant. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of wally ear oil to prevent and help ear infections?  ent or herbal docs?

Has anyone heard of wally ear oil to prevent and help ear infections?  ent or herbal docs?

What kind?: Ear oil is unlikely to prevent otitis media (middle ear infections) since the ear canal doesn't communicate with the middle ear. But, it may help with pain from a middle ear infection. For otitis externa (swimmers ear), there is no evidence to support using wally ear oil as prevention but I can't think of a reason why a drop in each ear once a week during swimming season would be harmful. ...Read more

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Will sweet oil help an ear infection or just add more fluid adding to the problem?

Will sweet oil help an ear infection or just add more fluid adding to the problem?

Wait a Minute: There is research that demonstrates effectiveness of warm oil in the ear, if there are no tubes or perforations, as a pain reliever for middle ear infections. These are not cures. So see your doctor. The oil may deaden the nerve endings of the eardrum. ...Read more

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4year with ear infection, just after winter flu, placed cotton wool with olive oil in ear. Should I go to doctor or wait and see?

4year with ear infection, just after winter flu, placed cotton wool with olive oil in ear. Should I go to doctor or wait and see?

Try this: Read this short article: https://www. Kaushikmd. Com/boost-your-immunity-to-beat-cough-cold-this-season/

If symptoms don't improve in 3 days, tehn take him to his PCP; sooner if worse. ...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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Infection (Definition)

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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical ...Read more