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Doctor insights on: Tree Leaf Identification

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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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Are tea tree oil and tea tree essential oil the same thing? What do they do?

Are tea tree oil and tea tree essential oil the same thing? What do they do?

Tea tree oil: They are the same but not the same as tea oil which is the oil from tea. Rather this comes from a speical plant whose botanical name is melaleuca alternifolia. It is reported by proponents to be anti bacterial, anti microbial, anti septic, anti viral, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific. ...Read more

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Does tee tree oil help kill scabies?

Does tee tree oil help kill scabies?

Scabies: Products used to kill scabies mites are called scabicides. Scabicides used to treat human scabies are available only with a doctor’s prescription. No “over-the-counter” (non-prescription) products have been tested and approved to treat human scabies. ...Read more

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Can olive leaf extract help with herpes. ?

Can olive leaf extract help with herpes. ?

Probably but...: Olive leaf extract appears to be a broad-spectrum anti-microbial, effective against a wide variety of viruses, bacteria & fungi in the lab. I haven't found any published clinical studies on it for herpes but many patients claim it helps. While more research is needed it's safe to try. I'm more impressed with topical melissa (lemon balm) for herpes-see http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=21570. ...Read more

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Do home remidies work for chlamydia ? Such as garlic , olive oil , an sage leaves .

Do home remidies work for chlamydia ? Such as garlic , olive oil , an sage leaves .

Treatment of: chlamydia urethritis is antibiotics, not plant products. Get to a doctor for proper treatment before infection can cause permanent damage. ...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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Grapefruit seed extract work for bad breath or tea tree oil ?

Grapefruit seed extract work for bad breath or tea tree oil ?

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...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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What's the most effective an FAST way to cure ringworm? Apple cider vinegar? Tea tree oil? Garlic?

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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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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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

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Can you kill lice eggs with tea tree oil?

Maybe: There are a number of remedies some people swear by to kill lice- these include different types of oils, mayonnaise, butter, etc. However there are no scientific studies supporting these treatments. ...Read more

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Can a guava leaf extract cure acne?

Can a guava leaf extract cure acne?

Probably not: Use this only as an adjunct to a scientific, 21st century rx. Unlike somebody peddling a concoction on the internet, your physician is bound by law to tell the truth. We can manage all acne, and it seems silly to ask for a glitzy, hyped botanical when scientific treatment is readily available. ...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 water with lemon to drink. It helps with cleansing skin from toxins. ...Read more