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Tea Tree Oil for Impetigo - Does It Work?

Does using tea tree oil for impetigo really help?

Impetigo is a highly contagious infection on the skin. Often, the infection can spread from one area of the body to another.

It can also spread to other people if they make contact with the infected fluids from the skin.

What causes impetigo? Many factors are involved including poor immune system and lack of proper hygiene.


Why tea tree oil for infections of the skin...

Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is a potent antiseptic that is able to kill off the bacteria that causes impetigo.

The article Tea Tree Oil for Infection reveals all the uses of tea tree oil for fighting off infections so we won't discuss it here.

Read on to find out how to properly use tea tree oil for treating impetigo...


Recommendations - How to use tea tree oil for impetigo

Some experts have suggested apply 100% concentrated tea tree oil onto the infected skin three times daily. However, this may cause excessive skin irritation.

A better suggestion is to make a 50% tea tree oil solution by mixing with equal parts of water. (See Tea Tree Oil Dilution for more details on how to make this.)

Apply the 50% solution with a dropper (or Q-Tip) three times daily.

Another option is to make a 50% tea tree oil gel by using aloe vera gel instead of water. However, we recommend a water-based treatment formula as it can better spread and make contact with the infected skin (compared to using a gel).

Keeping your immune system healthy is essential. It will allow your own body's immune cells fight off the infection. A product like Immunity Plus can be a useful addition if you suffer from a lowered immune system.


Bottom line

For most cases, using home remedies like tea tree oil can be effective in curing impetigo.

If the infection involves a larger area or is spreading to multiple areas, see a doctor for proper treatment.

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