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Doctor insights on: Tea Tree Oil Side Effects

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Is there any negative effects (side effects) by using tea tree oil on the face/pimples?

Is there any negative effects (side effects) by using tea tree oil on the face/pimples?

Not particularly: Besides irritation at the site of use, you are unlikely to have many issues with tea tree oil used topically. ...Read more

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Can Tea Tree Oil cures Jock itch at the side of the vagina and in between but folds?

Can Tea Tree Oil cures Jock itch at the side of the vagina and in between but folds?

Don't use it: Tea tree oil will just irritate the area more. It's the last thing to used for jock itch or other red irritation in the groin area. You probably need either an antifungal or antibiotic cream Best to check with a doctor, but if you want to try to treat yourself, start with an antifungal. A pharmacist can help, or such products will be stocked near products for jock itch or athlete's foot. ...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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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?

Shine: Tea tree oil is said to have particular healing properties on skin. In your hair it can give you a lovely sheen if used sparingly. Take care to not overuse it, otherwise your hair will simply look greasy and unwashed ... Not a good look. ...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'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, dont use it on your face. ...Read more