tea tree oil (Melaleuca Oil) (cont.)

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DRUG INTERACTIONS: There is no information on drug interactions with tea tree oil.

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.

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

REFERENCE: NIH.gov. Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil: a Review of Antimicrobial and Other Medicinal Properties.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/27/2014

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