* *ADVISORY* *Do not take tea tree oil orally. Concerns exist about harm to the central nervous system in children when ingested. Do a patch test before using. People who are allergic to tea tree oil should avoid this product. Also, those who are taking antibiotics, antifungal and anti-cancer agents should not take it because of possible drug interactions.
DOSAGE:100% for treating fungal infection of feet. Test for reaction before using consistently. 5% gel for scalp and face.
CONCLUSION:We conclude that tea tree oil is a safe and effective supplement for fungal infections, athlete’s foot, lice, dandruff and warts, but that it is not likely to be effective for treating acne. Tea tree oil has been widely used for a long time, so it seems safe, but there are not many studies to confirm this. It is not beneficial for acne use and may cause excessive skin drying.
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