Tea Tree Oil Side Effects
some tea tree oil side effects to be aware of?
doubt, tea tree oil is an effective disinfectant as it is known to
kill bacteria, yeast (fungus) and viruses. Most people use tea
tree oil on the skin to help treat various types of
infections. It is very important to be aware of the possible side
effects of using tea tree oil.
commonly reported side effects from using it on the skin are:
- allergic reactions
- burning sensation
- skin irritation
- skin redness
above side effects are most noticeable when concentrated (undiluted)
tea tree oil is used on the skin. This is especially true when used on
thin sensitive skin area such as on the face. Mouth rinse made with tea
tree oil must be diluted before use. Avoid swallowing the mouth rinse.
Use the highest concentration of tea tree oil that does not cause any
skin irritation. See our full
review on tea tree oil dosage for dilution tips and recommendations
Toxicity and Dangers
Never take concentrated tea tree
oil (or any other essential oils) by
mouth. It is poisonous and can cause serious side effects
possible death. There is one report of a person going into coma by
taking 120 mL of tea tree oil.
Even taking 10 mL or less can cause
serious nervous system problems such as drowsiness, movement problems,
bad breath, breathing difficulties and coma. Children are especially
sensitive to the toxic effects.
Handle tea tree oil liquid as you would a poisonous chemical
and keep it completely out of reach of children. Use of
tea tree oil must be supervised by an adult. Any oral use of tea tree
oil should be supervised by a healthcare professional experienced in
using tea tree oil.
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