What is Tea Tree Oil?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Femigel

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Tea tree oil is an essential oil with bactriostatic properties used topically for skin infections.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fungal infection 2 1
Itchy scalp 2 0
Acne 1 4
Acne breakout 1 4
Angular cheilitis 1 4
Blepharitis 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tea Tree Oil

Side effect Patients
Smells bad 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tea Tree Oil

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 1
1 other twice daily 1
3 drop(s) twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Tea Tree Oil

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently taking Tea Tree Oil

Duration Patients
3-6 months 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 1

Stopped taking Tea Tree Oil

Duration Patients
2 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Tea Tree Oil

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Rejoice
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 45
Condition: Hemiplegic Migraine 26 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Hemiplegic Migraine

See Rejoice's full Tea Tree Oil history

Oct 12, 2014 (Started Oct 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Angular cheilitis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Cleared my angular cheilitis right up. As to my previous comment: it turned out I didn't have ringworm, I had eczema from adult onset lactose intolerance, and that is why it didn't work on the rash on my hands.

Dec 20, 2012 (Started Oct 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Acne)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Acne breakout)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 other Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 6, 2012 (Started Oct 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Acne)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Acne breakout)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 other Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 18, 2012 (Started Oct 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Acne breakout)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Tinea Corporis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 other Daily
Advice & Tips: It didn't make my ringworm better when I tried it before, but at least it didn't get worse, as it did when I was using clotrimazole, so I'm going to try it again.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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