GENERIC NAME: tea tree oil
BRAND NAME: Melaleuca oil
SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of tea tree oil may be local irritation and inflammation at the application area.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Tea tree oil is available as 5% gel, 5% ointment, 100% solution, 25-50% solution, and 10% cream.
STORAGE: Store tea tree oil below 86 F (30 C).
- The recommended dose for acne is: Apply 5% gel to affected areas daily.
- The recommended dose for nail fungus (Onychomycosis) is: Apply 100% solution twice daily for 6 months.
- The recommended dose for athlete's foot is: Apply 10% cream topically twice a day for 1 month OR apply 25% or 50% solution twice a day for 1 month.
- Tea tree oil 100% solution can be applied to cuts, scrapes, burns, abrasions, insect bites, and stings.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: There is no information on drug interactions with tea tree oil.
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