3 doctors weighed in:
What's tea tree oil for?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Herbal remedy
Tea tree oil derived from the melaleuca tree is used as a topical antiseptic for bacterial and fungal infections.
I can't tell you if its effective or not. It's also used as a substitute for tea. There are in expensive effective otc antibacterial and antifungal creams & ointments that can be used just as easily and that are known to be effective.

In brief: Herbal remedy
Tea tree oil derived from the melaleuca tree is used as a topical antiseptic for bacterial and fungal infections.
I can't tell you if its effective or not. It's also used as a substitute for tea. There are in expensive effective otc antibacterial and antifungal creams & ointments that can be used just as easily and that are known to be effective.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified,
20 years in practice
162K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors