tea tree topical

Generic Name: tea tree topical (TEE TREE TOP i kal)
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What is tea tree topical?

The use of tea tree topical in cultural and traditional settings may differ from concepts accepted by current Western medicine. When considering the use of herbal supplements, consultation with a primary health care professional is advisable. Additionally, consultation with a practitioner trained in the uses of herbal/health supplements may be beneficial, and coordination of treatment among all health care providers involved may be advantageous.

Tea tree topical is also known as Melaleuca alternifolia and tea tree oil.

Tea tree topical has been used for cuts, stings, acne, and burns.

Tea tree topical has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of tea tree topical may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. There have been instances where herbal/health supplements have been sold which were contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

Tea tree topical may also have uses other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about tea tree topical?

Tea tree topical is intended for external use only. Do not ingest tea tree topical products.

Tea tree topical has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of tea tree topical may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. There have been instances where herbal/health supplements have been sold which were contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

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Who should not use tea tree topical?

Before using tea tree topical, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you have allergies (especially to plants), have any medical condition, or if you use other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. Tea tree topical may not be recommended in some situations.

Do not use tea tree topical without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant. It is not known whether tea tree topical will harm an unborn baby.

Do not use tea tree topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. It is also not known whether tea tree topical will harm a nursing infant.

There is no information available regarding the use of tea tree topical by children. Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without first talking to the child's doctor.

How should I use tea tree topical?

The use of tea tree topical in cultural and traditional settings may differ from concepts accepted by current Western medicine. When considering the use of herbal supplements, consultation with a primary health care professional is advisable. Additionally, consultation with a practitioner trained in the uses of herbal/health supplements may be beneficial, and coordination of treatment among all health care providers involved may be advantageous.

Tea tree topical is intended for external use only. Do not ingest tea tree topical products.

If you choose to use tea tree topical, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Store tea tree topical as directed on the package. In general, tea tree topical should be protected from light.

What happens if I miss a dose?

No information is available regarding a missed dose of tea tree topical. Consult your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you require further information.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention.

Symptoms of a tea tree topical overdose are not known.

What should I avoid while using tea tree topical?

There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while using tea tree topical, unless otherwise directed by your health care provider.

Tea tree topical side effects

Although rare, allergic reactions to tea tree topical may occur. Stop using tea tree topical and seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives.

Skin rash has been reported infrequently with the use of tea tree topical. Contact your doctor or health care provider if you develop a rash or other skin irritation with the use of tea tree topical.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect tea tree topical?

Interactions between tea tree topical and other prescription or over-the-counter medicines or herbal/health supplements have not been reported. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional before using tea tree topical if you are using any other oral or topical medicines or supplements.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider may have more information about tea tree topical.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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