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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 to 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 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 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

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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

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What's tea tree oil for?

What's tea tree oil for?

Herbal remedy: Tea tree oil derived from the melaleuca tree is used as a topical antiseptic for bacterial and fungal infections. I can't tell you if its effective or not. It's also used as a substitute for tea. There are in expensive effective otc antibacterial and antifungal creams & ointments that can be used just as easily and that are known to be effective. ...Read more

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What are the uses of tea tree oil?

What are the uses of tea tree oil?

What tree ?: Many are referring to the eucalyptus or possibly the mellaluka tree. There are many others such as the cinchola tree which the bark is known for treating malaria. Please don't see the words tea tree and think of a medicinal that is a cure all. They are rare in their uses and that is why pharmacies have studied researched and found the ingredients in them which are benificial. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil help my veruca?

Can tea tree oil help my veruca?

Get hard core: Tea tree oil is an interesting mix but you want something strong to handle a wart. The over the counter remedies and prescription stuff damage tissue and turn up local immunity. Use something specific for watts. You have many choices. ...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 as well. ...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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Can tea tree oil actually clear up your skin?

Can tea tree oil actually clear up your skin?

Tea Tree oil: Tea Tree oil (Melaleuca) has been used for fungal, bacterial and viral infections. Other uses include lice, congestion, acne, boils, warts, yeast infections, dandruff & inflammatory skin conditions. ...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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I accidentally swallowed a small amount of tea tree oil. Will I be fine??

I accidentally swallowed a small amount of tea tree oil. Will I be fine??

Will CauseNoPronkem: Small amount of tea tree oil ingestion will not cause any problem. It is often used for gum infections by some. Just drink some extra fluids ...Read more

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If I use Tea Tree Oil for my warts how long will it take for it to come off?

If I use Tea Tree Oil for my warts how long will it take for it to come off?

Unknown: There are hundreds of theories and methods to remove warts. Sometimes just irritation of the wart will cause it to disappear There are no proven studies showing that tea tree oil works better than other methods but you can try ...Read more

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Does tea tree oil treat lice?

Does tea tree oil treat lice?

Tea Tree Oil: Although tea tree oil is generally considered safer than other treatments for head lice, caution should still be employed when using it. While very few people have a sensitivity or allergy specific to tea tree oil, it is not impossible. If irritation occurs, stop use immediately. Usually safe for skin, tea tree oil is toxic when consumed. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more