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Should i be concerned if i applied tea tree oil to a pimple on my chin and now purplish colour surrounds the area. How long will this take to heal?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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In brief: Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties but undiluted tea tree oil may burn your skin.
Tea tree oil should always be diluted with another oil (such as grapeseed) prior to application and should never be taken internally. Treat chemical burns with gentle cleansing and a hypoallergenic moisturizer. Aloe vera may help expedite the healing process, and relieve discomfort.

In brief: Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties but undiluted tea tree oil may burn your skin.
Tea tree oil should always be diluted with another oil (such as grapeseed) prior to application and should never be taken internally. Treat chemical burns with gentle cleansing and a hypoallergenic moisturizer. Aloe vera may help expedite the healing process, and relieve discomfort.
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