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If i used 100% tea tree oil on ringworm on my bum would it get rid of it permanently?

If i used 100% tea tree oil on ringworm on my bum would it get rid of it permanently?

NO: Tea tree oil will not cure this fungal infection. Apply a topical antifungal treatment that you can buy over the counter to the involved skin several times a day for 2 to 4 weeks until 1 week after the rash has resolved. These can contain terbinafine, miconazole, clotrimazole, or other azoles. It takes a while for the rash to fade so don't panic. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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If i used 100% tea tree oil on ringworm on my butt would it get rid of it forever?

If i used 100% tea tree oil on ringworm on my butt would it get rid of it forever?

Do guarantee: First off - there is never a guarantee that any particular treatment will do the trick. Second, if ringworm is erradicated, it doesn't mean that it would not be possible to be re-infected in the future. ...Read more

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Can I use tea tree oil in addition with anti fungal cream to help clear up ringworm?

Ringworm: It is unlikely that tea tree oil will have very much effect, but if you want to try it, it should not be deleterious. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the most effective an FAST way to cure ringworm? Apple cider vinegar? Tea tree oil? Garlic?

Real antifungal: Tolaftate is available without a prescription. Terbinafine topical is also good. I'd prefer to see you use a topical agent rather than taking medication systemically whenever possible. These should be effective but it may take a few weeks. Apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, and garlic are promoted on "natural healing" sites for everything -- trying them would be your business. Best wishes. ...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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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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Is tea tree oil is good for hair growth?

Is tea tree oil  is good for hair growth?

No: But it helps relieve an itchy scalp. The only known promoters of hair growth are medications like minoxidil and propecia (finasteride). ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and slowly enlarging with redness and scale caused by ...Read more