- What is tea tree oil-topical, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for tea tree oil-topical?
- Is tea tree oil-topical available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for tea tree oil-topical?
- What are the side effects of tea tree oil-topical?
- What is the dosage for tea tree oil-topical?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with tea tree oil-topical?
- Is tea tree oil-topical safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about tea tree oil-topical?
What is tea tree oil-topical, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
What is the dosage for tea tree oil-topical?
- 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.
Which drugs or supplements interact with tea tree oil-topical?
There is no information on drug interactions with tea tree oil.
Is tea tree oil-topical safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate studies done on tea tree oil to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.
It is not known whether tea tree oil enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it in nursing mothers.
What else should I know about tea tree oil-topical?
What preparations of tea tree oil-topical are available?
Tea tree oil is available as 5% gel, 5% ointment, 100% solution, 25-50% solution, and 10% cream.
How should I keep tea tree oil-topical stored?
Store tea tree oil below 86 F (30 C).
Quick GuideRingworm: Treatment, Pictures, Causes, and Symptoms
Tea tree oil (Melaleuca Oil) is a topical antiseptic and is used to treat cuts, scraps, wounds, burns, acne, insect bites and stings, and fungal infections like athlete's foot and fungal nails. Side effects, dosage, and pregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to using this product.
Related Disease Conditions
Acne is a localized skin inflammation as a result of overactivity of oil glands at the base of hair follicles. This...
Burns (First Aid)
Burn types are based on their severity: first-degree burns, second-degree burns, and third-degree burns. First-degree burns are...
Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds
Cuts, scrapes, and puncture wounds are common, and most people will experience one of these in their lifetime. Evaluating the...
Eczema is a general term for many types dermatitis (skin inflammation). Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of...
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a skin infection caused by the ringworm fungus. Symptoms include itching, burning, cracking,...
Insect Sting Allergies
The majority of stinging insects in the United States are from bees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, and fire ants. Severity of...
Fungal nails (onychomycosis) may be caused by many species of fungi, but the most common is Trichophyton rubrum. Distal subungal...
Bug Bites and Stings
Bug bites and stings have been known to transmit insect-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever,...
Flea Bites (In Humans)
Flea bites are caused by the parasitic insect, the flea. The most common species of flea in the US is the cat flea,...
Ear Infection Home Treatment
Infections of the outer, middle, and inner ear usually are caused by viruses. Most outer (swimmer's ear) and middle ear...
Treatment & Diagnosis
Prevention & Wellness
Skin Problems and Treatments Resources
Health Solutions From Our Sponsors
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.