tea tree oil (Melaleuca Oil)

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GENERIC NAME: tea tree oil

BRAND NAME: Melaleuca oil

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Tea tree oil is topical antiseptic. It contains Terpinen-4-ol, which has antifungal and antimicrobial properties.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Tea tree oil is used to treat minor cuts, scrapes, burns, abrasions, insect bites, and stings. It is also used for acne, nail fungus, and athlete's foot.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of tea tree oil may be local irritation and inflammation at the application area.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/12/2015

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