PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies done on tea tree oil to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.
NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether tea tree oil enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it in nursing mothers.
Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD
REFERENCE: NIH.gov. Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil: a Review of Antimicrobial and Other Medicinal Properties.
Quick GuideRingworm: Treatment, Pictures, Causes, and Symptoms
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill identifier tool on RxList.