A limited amount of research indicates that tea tree oil might be helpful for acne, nail fungus, and athlete’s foot.
Side Effects Of Tea Tree Oil
This oil should not be swallowed. Taking it orally can cause serious symptoms such as confusion and ataxia (loss of muscle coordination).
Most people can use topical products without problems, but some people may develop contact dermatitis (an allergic skin rash) or skin irritation on the parts of the body where the product was used.
Tell all your health care providers about any complementary or integrative health approaches you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.
All information has been provided courtesy of MedLinePlus from the National Library of Medicine and from the FDA.