Use Caution With Tea Tree Oil

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#21 Jun 13, 2012
mojo karma cookie wrote:
<quoted text>oh jiminy crickets. well fred the answer is simple, you don't have to use tea tree oil and clove oil to treat scabies and other sking problems, the fact is both have been shown to work. even worse, you are making false comparisons, maybe you could source your pretended/bogus research concerning tea tree oil and clove oil.
No you are wrong. Fred is absolutely right! Neither clove oil or tea tree oil penetrates deep enough to kill the female egg layers. I used both for several months myself and know this to be true.

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#22 Jun 14, 2012
sweetkitten wrote:
Neither clove oil or tea tree oil penetrates deep enough to kill the female egg layers. I used both for several months myself and know this to be true.
wrong.
according to this page : http://www.messybeast.com/teatree.htm

"Tea Tree oil is promoted for the treatment of many skin problems and to control external parasites. Tea Tree oil lotions, shampoos and wipes are readily available from pet stores. It has been tested on humans and has been found to be effective on larger animals such as horses and sheep...

The oil is reputed to have mild antibacterial and antifungal properties and is marketed as a natural remedy in veterinary and human medicine. It has proven antiseptic, antibacterial and fungicidal properties. It is sold in cat skin-care products for cleaning, healing, soothing and relieving itching associated with allergies, insect bites, hotspots, burns, abrasions, minor rashes and irritations. It is claimed that Tea Tree oil is an effective deodorizer, fur detangler, external parasite repellent and that it restores lustre to fur. It is actively promoted for its ability to penetrate the skin. The oil is highly lipophilic (attracted to fats, solvent) and is rapidly absorbed through intact skin (even faster through open wounds). "

Tea Tree oil may be applied directly to the skin to stimulate regeneration of injuries and fight bacterial and fungal infection.

Tea tree oil has anti-fungal, antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-viral properties. it is often applied directly to sores and insect bites to aid in healing.
Bonnie Arizona

Palm Springs, CA

#23 Jun 14, 2012
Regarding puppies with human scabies: this is what I learned, after extensive reading... dogs can get scabies (the human variety)--they can infect a dog, but since they like humans better, they can reinfect you--this is why you must treat the dog, along with the humans, as any other member of the household would normally be treated, then, make sure you clean their bedding, daily with hot water, and borax... then also do your own linens, daily. Do not allow your pet to sleep on your bed, or in your room. They can jump off of you, then ride on the dog, while he is running around the house! See my post on home-made dog remedies... basically the same as humans... then, treat inside his ears, and inspect his skin for mite nests--right where he seems to be scratching... today, I purchased some Neem oil to add to his borax and hydrogen peroxide and tea tree oil baths (see my post)--it works, because the mites jumped off his skin immediately (dead !) Now, I have to treat his ears, clean his bedding daily, etc. One person said to treat the carpet with diatomaceous earth, but when I read to not allow your pet to breathe it in, and he sometimes sleeps on the floor, I decided against that... also, some dogs can be given a sulfur dip (that was seen on some of the remedy sites) Ivemectin can be effective, however many vets. are unclear on dosages, and some breeds, like the cattle type hearding dogs, have some DNA that makes them vulnerable to death with that treatment... or if your vet Over-treats the dog, it can die, as well, so be careful if you decide to go that route! For me, the above worked, and I am adding Neem oil drops to his bathing routines. GEt that at a health food store OR you can get a whole quart of it at Wall Mart, for $12--you do not need a lot to just add to the dog bath. Try not to cuddle with him too much, until both of your are "cured "! they can jump back and forth, depending on which one looks tastier.. and human scabies mites do not really prefer dogs, but they will go there, until they can find a human host, so, yes they can do that... or drop off eggs onto your carpet, etc... so make sure to vacume every day, as well... and one person said to put Oxyclean, and Borax, into the Hoover carpet cleaner, along with tea tree oil, and they had really clean carpet, with no mites!!! Hooray! bonnie

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#25 Jun 14, 2012
mojo karma cookie wrote:
<quoted text>wrong.
according to this page : http://www.messybeast.com/teatree.htm
"Tea Tree oil is promoted for the treatment of many skin problems and to control external parasites. Tea Tree oil lotions, shampoos and wipes are readily available from pet stores. It has been tested on humans and has been found to be effective on larger animals such as horses and sheep...
The oil is reputed to have mild antibacterial and antifungal properties and is marketed as a natural remedy in veterinary and human medicine. It has proven antiseptic, antibacterial and fungicidal properties. It is sold in cat skin-care products for cleaning, healing, soothing and relieving itching associated with allergies, insect bites, hotspots, burns, abrasions, minor rashes and irritations. It is claimed that Tea Tree oil is an effective deodorizer, fur detangler, external parasite repellent and that it restores lustre to fur. It is actively promoted for its ability to penetrate the skin. The oil is highly lipophilic (attracted to fats, solvent) and is rapidly absorbed through intact skin (even faster through open wounds). "
Tea Tree oil may be applied directly to the skin to stimulate regeneration of injuries and fight bacterial and fungal infection.
Tea tree oil has anti-fungal, antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-viral properties. it is often applied directly to sores and insect bites to aid in healing.
I a telling you that you are wrong. Period. If you suffer from Scabies go ahead and waste your time and money with them. Good luck. P.S. Don't believe everything you read online. From a retired high school teacher.
taking it in

Chelsea, AL

#26 Jun 15, 2012
SlightlyItching wrote:
I'm going to post what I did.. Because I'm finally past this nightmare after dealing with everything and feeling majorly exhausted and depressed. The clove oil helped but it wasnt a cure we found out that the new puppy we had, had mange.
What finally worked for me we did a perm treatment only to still be itching and I noticed the dog itching so after all that bleaching and spraying we found out the puppy was the source she had the kind that humans get. So after turning her over to a vet who would treat her and find her a home me and my roommates did what's called a black out. You have to cover your windows and large items in black plastic. We bleached everything with a perm treatment on then all left the house after setting off bombs with everything bagged. Then left and went to our parents house four five days. We all did our last perm treatment and came back home after we were sure that we were better. At our parents house we stayed in one room with plastic covers on the mattresses and pillow cases and washed everything as soon as it came off. This takes dedication because you are cleaning and spraying i used bedbug and lice spray and a whole lot of bleach on everything but at least it was in one room and I never slept on anything or wore anything twice.
The thing about perm is, it does work but everytime I felt an itch I did a spot treatment. It destroys your skin that's the thing to learn. Also sulfur soap made sores on my body and over use of any of these things can mock scabies symptoms.
Post scabies I had some spots pop up and go away but I never had what I did to begin with and it wasn't never as itchy. The thing I did notice and still do are old scar marks that will flare up and itch but I bought some really good lotion the Carmex Healing lotion and that helps and does wonders.
The other thing the black specs the doctor put some under a magnifying glass and said it could have been feces but it looked like fibers and mascara and laughed then I laughed. Think about before this you rubbed your jeans or your eyes or just debree and dirt but now that your scenses are about a 100 you notice everything that you didn't before and obsession sets in to any mark or bump on your body!! Even now just writing about it my skin is crawling again but if I can help someone it's worth it!!
Also, stay off these sites it made it worse for me. I'd read and swear I had it back!!! They are good for ideas but I think the key is getting the environment safe, being consistent, and then you will be fine.
Also, I prayed daily and I remember breaking down one night and telling God that I couldnt go through it anymore that I was putting it in his hands. I was crying so hard because I was simply exhausted. I did as I said I stopped obsessing and left it alone. I've been comforted since. God is good!!!
My steps may have been a little extreme but it worked and Im only itchy every now and then but it's just the normal here and there itch. Mostly people don't give up..It will get better!!!
Thank you, you're right, these sights do make it worst, but I've put it in God's hands. Now I take showers with sulfur soap and lotion with tea tree oil. I feel basically normal again. Thanks
MightyMite

La Grange, KY

#27 Sep 4, 2012
Has anyone tried to use fingernail polish on scabies? Because clear fingernail polish in the past worked on drying up chiggers, I thought it might help with scabies. Maybe this is my imagination, but it seemed to chase the scabies out of one burrow into another one. I was hoping this would weaken them, or eventually lead to their death.

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#28 Sep 25, 2012
MightyMite wrote:
Has anyone tried to use fingernail polish on scabies? Because clear fingernail polish in the past worked on drying up chiggers, I thought it might help with scabies. Maybe this is my imagination, but it seemed to chase the scabies out of one burrow into another one. I was hoping this would weaken them, or eventually lead to their death.
fingernail polish does not work, and it damages the skin.
susieQ

Northampton, UK

#29 Oct 17, 2012
I've just had scabies. I didn't want to take anti-biotics so decided to try tea tree oil, even though I didn't know if it would work, I mixed it with body lotion and rubbed it in my skin, amazing, after 3 weeks of non-stop itching it finally started to go away, it gave me immediate relief, fantastic!!!!
judy

Belgrave, Australia

#30 Nov 8, 2012
Does anyone know about homeopahy. I'm nearly 60 and swear by it

My sons ADHD was cured yes cured with a remedy called pulsatila which also cured his asthma.
My sons pilonidal cyst (look it up) with another remedy from the peony flower instead of a painful operation.
I have contacted the homeopath and hopefully she will have a remedy for scabies. Permethrin or the pyrethrin family i think come from chrysanthemums.

Dont believe all that rubbish about untested and no proven trials. Find a GOOD homeopath and you will be amazed at what cures there are.
marcus

United States

#31 Nov 11, 2012
tea tree oil works very very well. i applied 100% tea tree oil on me and my kids and it worked
buffalobutter

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#32 Jan 25, 2013
mojo karma cookie wrote:
both clove oil and tea tree oil are effective in treating scabies. in fact it is you that has added nothing of value to this thread, your gradeschool reasoning skills shameful, your bogus conclusions practically worthless.
I have to agree with mojo, tea tree oil does cure scabies because it cured mine! It dried the hell out of my skin but within days after a twice a day application it worked and I was infested BAD!!!
Mom of 3

Ottawa, Canada

#33 Mar 25, 2013
Tea tree oil DOES work!!! I have used it for many things and it truly does the job! Do some research, you'll see.
Sharon McNeedles

Los Angeles, CA

#34 Mar 25, 2013
But TTO May not work for bird mites or rat mites.

There are many who say it did not work for them. I used it. It did not work but I have a mite that may be different. It's in my scalp. I shaved the hair off a few times to no avail. Gonna loose my job, I just know it.

I have tried everything. Is this my f-!#= life?

Since: Jan 13

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#35 Mar 26, 2013
Sharon McNeedles wrote:
But TTO May not work for bird mites or rat mites.
There are many who say it did not work for them. I used it. It did not work but I have a mite that may be different. It's in my scalp. I shaved the hair off a few times to no avail. Gonna loose my job, I just know it.
I have tried everything. Is this my f-!#= life?
Sharon sorry your dealing with this sometimes I too feel like I will lose everything. Do you think you might demdoex mites on your scalp? Is it just your scalp you are having problems with? Lang was able to beat his mites he had rodent mites. He put DE everywhere, his wife had to shave her head, but they were able to beat it. I to have been dealing with a mite on my scalp. My hair falls out like crazy. Thinking of trying turpentine on the scalp.
Igor

Buffalo, NY

#36 Mar 26, 2013
Take shower with coal tar soap. Take bath with sea salt. Good Luck.
dont even matter

Houston, TX

#37 Mar 31, 2013
Tea tree oil and neem oil work but they dont penetrate the skin because of its consistancy. What you do is mix it with a carrier oil like coconut oil
Annie

New Orleans, LA

#38 Jun 5, 2013
I don't know about anyone else, but after 5 doctors many "pharma treatments" and 7.5 months of hell, tea tree oil cured my scabies, that yes, I got from my puppy. It works plain and simple. I just returned from Mexico and apparently have a parasite in my leg. It was growing at an alarming rate until I put tea tree oil on it. Now, though, after two days of putting it on straight, I'm not feeling so well, buy the damn thing stopped growing and appears to be dying. Could be the toxins left by its death, could be too much tea tree oil. Who knows. I am 1 year post stage 3 cancer and scared to death that I am distracting my immune system. But I have to get rid of this parasite and do NOT want to take Ivermectin or any other antiparasitic put out by big Pharma. The side effects are too grave, and I already feel totally brain damaged by chemo. Has anyone else ever gotten a fast growing skin parasite that makes red streaks about 1/2 inch wide as it grows? It is no longer growing, in fact has shrunk by half. But I feel awful.
stressedinCali

Salinas, CA

#39 Jun 5, 2013
Well I tried tea tree oil mixed with vitamin e oil, still got bites, tried it straight, still got bites. Tried clove oil at 10% mixed with grapeseed oil and still got bites. Tried pomada de azufre 10% sulfur ointment from Walmart, still got bites (with this I don't know if I didn't put enough or what, none of the articles tell you how thickly to coat yourself or how much to use on your body, but me and my son put it all over for 24 hours, washed off with sulfur soaps, then did it again, still got bites).

We have just now put on our third permethrin treatment, this time I used the whole tube on each of us instead of half a tube like we were told before and had husband massage it into my head. He is symptom free but treating with the perm along with us to be safe, he didn't try any of the other stuff. I hope this works, I can't take much more of this, the last 3 weeks has been hell.

I've got dead sea salt from the san francisco salt company coming in the mail, hope it gets here tomorrow or Fri, that is my fall back. Plan to do 2 cups of the fine grain bath for an hour every night for 5 days and let the water air dry on us, no rinsing. Some people claim this cured them, if the permethrin doesn't work it is my fail safe, if the permethrin does work it will hopefully help heal our skin from all the damage.

I am so scared we caught a resistant strain, my mother in law caught the scabies cleaning out a nasty druggie tenant's room after he got arrested for a DUI and then she gave them to my son who gave them to me. The guy also was coming in and using her phone and sitting on her couch and gave her and my son body lice too, freaking nasty. I had no idea she was letting his nasty ass in the house or I never would have let my son near their living room.(I know not only "dirty" people get scabies, but considering the source of ours a resistant strain is a high concern on my mind).

Environmentally I am vacumming everyday, mopping with bleach and water, washing our bedding every day, we have mattress and pillow covers and I spray our pillows and mattress with lysol every day. I spray windex with diatomaceous earth into the carpet. We put a plastic tarp over the couch and I spray that with lysol everyday (it got thoroughly vacuumed and dusted with diatomaceous earth first). I don't know what more I can do.
better than fred

Palo Alto, CA

#41 Dec 29, 2014
sweetkitten wrote:
<quoted text>
I a telling you that you are wrong. Period. If you suffer from Scabies go ahead and waste your time and money with them. Good luck. P.S. Don't believe everything you read online. From a retired high school teacher.
oh lawdy mama. not so fast. source that nonsense, what sub-literate bunkum you postulate as absolute truth. you're crazy and it shows. tea tree oil is a natural and effective cure.
YouCanBeatThis

Orlando, FL

#42 Jan 11, 2015
Results from a study for the effectiveness of Tea Tree Oil on scabies from NCBI

"Acaricidal activity of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil: in vitro sensitivity of sarcoptes scabiei var hominis to terpinen-4-ol."

RESULTS:

The 5% TTO (Tea Tree Oil) and active component terpinen-4-ol were highly effective in reducing mite survival times. Statistically significant differences in mite survival curves were observed for 5% TTO, 2.1% terpinen-4-ol, 5% permethrin, and ivermectin (100 microg/g of Emulsifying Ointment British Pharmacopoeia 88). In vivo effectiveness was also observed.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15148100

Also, keep in mind medical studies show that your body will potentially react to dust mite allergens in the same way you react to scabies during and after an infection.

Source: http://cmr.asm.org/content/20/2/268.full

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