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What is better for pimples, benzoyl peroxide or tea tree oil?

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Dr. Dana Hogan
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil (melaleuca) is often used in otc antifungal preparations.
BP has been used for acne for years to kill bacteria and dry the skin to prevent future acne. Dermatologists are using antifungals more to treat common acne. If you use BP without benefit, i would try tea tree oil. Any substance can cause an allergy or sensitivity, so be cautious with first uses of both products.

In brief: Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil (melaleuca) is often used in otc antifungal preparations.
BP has been used for acne for years to kill bacteria and dry the skin to prevent future acne. Dermatologists are using antifungals more to treat common acne. If you use BP without benefit, i would try tea tree oil. Any substance can cause an allergy or sensitivity, so be cautious with first uses of both products.
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Dr. Joel Steckelman
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Benzyl peroxide

Tea free oil not effective.

In brief: Benzyl peroxide

Tea free oil not effective.
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