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Doctor insights on: Tea Tree Oil For Molluscum Contagiosum

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Can tea tree oil treat genital warts?

Can tea tree oil treat genital warts?

Not reliably: Nobody really knows. Tee tree oil is a common folk remedy but has never been studied scientifically. It's a skin irritant, so it might help. However, attempting treatment risks changing the appearance of the warts, making it more difficult for a doctor to accurately diagnose the problem. You would be much wiser to not treat yourself, see a doctor, then follow her professional advice. ...Read more

Dr. Vlada Groysman
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Molluscum Contagiosum (Definition)

A skin infection caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus, which produces benign raised lesions, or bumps, on the upper ...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

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Will a vinegar , olive oil and tea tree oil treatment work on lice?

Will a vinegar , olive oil and tea tree oil treatment work on lice?

Yes: Olive oil or any oil will basically chock the lice. But you still need to remove the nets with soft comb. ...Read more

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Will tea tree oil help dry up a genital herpes outbreak?

Will tea tree oil help dry up a genital herpes outbreak?

No: It may provide some local anesthetic effects, but does nothing for the outbreak. Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral will help shorten the outbreak duration. Maintenance Valtrex (valacyclovir) will prevent or minimize future outbreaks. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Should tree tea oil be used for acne?

Should tree tea oil be used for acne?

Free to try it: But don't spend much money. Despite the ads and the beautiful back-to-nature talk, today's prescription meds are more reliable, very safe, and probably will be cheaper even in our dysfunctional health care system. This is the 21st century, you've worked hard, and you have a right to have a clear face if you want it. ...Read more

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Will lavender or rosemary oil help treat nail fungus? Have already tried apple cider vinegar, listerine, coconut and tea tree oil

Not usually.: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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Which is better for zits toothpaste or tea tree oil?

Which is better for zits toothpaste or tea tree oil?

Tea tree oil: Antiseptic properties of this natural remedy is very well known and possibly many less side effect then tooth paste will do much better for you... ...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 is better for pimples, benzoyl peroxide or tea tree oil?

What is better for pimples, benzoyl peroxide or tea tree oil?

Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil (melaleuca) is often used in otc antifungal preparations. BP has been used for acne for years to kill bacteria and dry the skin to prevent future acne. Dermatologists are using antifungals more to treat common acne. If you use BP without benefit, i would try tea tree oil. Any substance can cause an allergy or sensitivity, so be cautious with first uses of both products. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil good for scalp rash in kids?

Is tea tree oil good for scalp rash in kids?

Maybe: Tea tree oil does have anti-inflammatory aspects, but too much can be very irritating. Try a very small amount (few drops) diluted into a solution of fragrance-free shampoo for a few days. If it is getting worse, stop! good luck! ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil or witch hazel more effective for getting rid of zits?

Is tea tree oil or witch hazel more effective for getting rid of zits?

Neither works well: Both will disappoint you. This is the 21st century, you've worked hard, and you have a right to someting effective. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If this isn't enough, add oral Erythromycin or tetracycline as appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have even stronger stuff. Good luck. ...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