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Tea Tree Oil For Ear Infections
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
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
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
TEA TREE OIL: Yes, In moderation it had antibacterial and antifungicidal properties if it doesn't improve follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
What is the best way to try and get rid of a dental fistula? Are there any ways to combat this kind of infection? I'm using salt water/tea tree oil...
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
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.
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
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
See dermatologist: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options.Get a more detailed answer ›
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....
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
How do you use tea tree oil to treat head lice? Do you put it on the scalp, add it to the shampoo?
Hi I have very large flakes in front of my head and I used selsun and head and shoulders even tea tree oil shampoos. I am losing my hair very badly. I am so embarrassed to do anything. My self-esteem is getting very low.
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
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
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
Can you take oil of oregano and amoxicillin at the same time? I have a sinus infection and ear infection.
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Nobody knows: No studies were done.Get a more detailed answer ›
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more