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Can tea tree oil help clear up acne?

Can tea tree oil help clear up acne?

It can: It's a fairly strong estrogen and i suspect this is how it works; in fact, some guys have gotten breasts from using it. At best, it's an adjunct for scientific acne treatment. If you've got acne that you can't manage with topical benzoyl peroxide, you owe it to yourself to get effective scienetific treatment from your physicain. It's a chronic disease that can be managed. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Might consuming lots of water/green tea help clear back acne?

No: Life's difficult enough without this kind misinformation. Acne on the trunk almost always requires systemic treatment (tetracycline or for tough cases Isotretinoin from a dermatologist) that your physician can provide; topical rx may be helpful. Drinking water is generally a good idea as our food tends to be overly salty. Enjoy tea if you like it. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil effective for clearing acne?

Tea tree oil: Has some anti-inflammatory properties, so it will help as part of your acne treatment plan. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would tea tree oil help clear up acne?

Hi docs, would tea tree oil help clear up acne?

Adjunct only: It's a moderate estrogen and this is probably how it works. It's given men growth of their breast tissue. Your best rx for acne is topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated plus, if required, your physician's prescription-strength medication. ...Read more

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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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Is lipton green tea appropriate for acne?

No: Home remedies are at best adjuncts for acne rx. If topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, please get with your physician. Life's difficult enough without this serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease. The good news is that it can be managed. "green tea", like everything else edible, has interesting biomolecules but isn't going to help you. Do what you have to. ...Read more

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Will green tea or any other kind of tea help my acne? (not ice tea)

Will green tea or any other kind of tea help my acne? (not ice tea)

GREEN TEA & ACNE: Green tea will not help acne. A doctor, preferably a dermatologist, is the person to see. Best luck. ...Read more

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Can tree tea oil clean my acne?

Can tree tea oil clean my acne?

Possibly : Tea tree oil does have some antiseptic properties and work for some people as a spot treatment for acne. However, it can also cause a contact dermatitis or rash in some people so use with caution. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more