Tea tree oil can lower yeast levels and fight an inflammatory reaction that can be triggered.
In the 2013 International Journal of Dermatology report, several studies have shown that shampoos containing 5% tea tree oil suppress Malassezia furfur and can help relieve mild to moderate dandruff.
If tea tree oil shampoo seems to help soothe dandruff, foaming two to three times a week may be enough to keep the petals at bay.
Some studies, mainly on cell cultures, investigated whether tea tree oil can cure infections caused by the herpes simplex virus or human papillomavirus.
If tea tree oil is used internally (or even topically) without proper dilution, it can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions, especially at higher concentrations.
If you decide to fight the yeast infection with tea tree oil, first talk to your doctor and then use the essential oil the right way.
There are ready-made products that contain tea tree oil as the active ingredient and that you can buy.
Tea tree oil has strong antibacterial and antifungal properties that can help treat bacterial vaginosis.
A small study reported effective treatment of bacterial vaginosis with tea tree oil alone.
Essential oils such as tea tree oil should be diluted with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, almond oil or olive oil.
Choose an oil that you know you are not allergic to, and mix 5 to 10 drops of tea tree oil in 1 oz of carrier oil.
Like tea tree oil, peppermint oil is a powerful antifungal agent, but it is too difficult to use undiluted.
Mix a few drops of peppermint oil with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil) or dilute with water and apply topically to the infected area.
Daily drinking mint tea is too mild to cure the infection, but it can complement other treatments and accelerate the healing process.
Mouth ulcers, painful or bleeding gums and bad breath can be improved by daily rinsing with three to six drops of pure tea tree oil, which is added to warm water.
Regular use of toothpaste containing tea tree oil can also be helpful in treating this and controlling plaque formation.
Herpes can be treated with mild tea tree oil two or three times a day as soon as the area begins to tingle.
Tea tree oil has proved to be an antiviral activity that can help reduce the severity of herpes, as well as alleviate and promote healing.
Tea tree oil is usually harmless when used in small amounts locally (on the skin) diluted.
Sometimes people can be allergic to tea tree oil, from mild contact dermatitis to severe blisters and rashes.
There were three case reports of local tea tree oil products that led to unexplained boys’ breast enlargement.
In most studies, tea tree oil was tested on Candida albicans, one of the most common yeast in vaginal infections.
Vaginal suppositories containing tea tree oil have been shown to treat vaginal yeast infections.
Some women report relief by adding tea tree oil diluted in a tampon and injecting it into the vagina overnight.
However, special care should be taken when using tea tree oil as it may irritate the skin and make the vaginal walls particularly sensitive.
Topical tea tree oil is successfully used for the topical treatment of Trichomonas, Candida albicans and other vaginal infections.
Tea tree oil for topical use has been tested and successfully used for the topical treatment of Trichomonas, Candida albicans and other vaginal infections.
Tea tree oil should be diluted when used as a vaginal whip and should be used for this purpose only under medical supervision.
There are rare exceptions, and these few should only be taken under the supervision of a physician experienced in their use.
Tea tree oil works against many pathogens that cause vaginal infections.
Although current clinical evidence is not strong enough to recommend patients with bacterial vaginosis or suppositories of tea tree oil candidiasis, this is a promising area for further study.
The experiment showed that mouthwash diluted with tea tree oil effectively reduced the growth of Candida albicans in people with oral Candida (thrush) infections.
A small preliminary study showed that the use of diluted tea tree oil to reduce the growth of Candida albicans and improve symptoms in AIDS patients with oral Candida (thrush) infections who did not respond to drug treatment.
Subjects took 15 ml of oral solution four times a day (no tea tree oil dilution was given) and were instructed to place it in the mouth for 30 to 60 seconds and then spit it out.
The oil changes the chemical barrier of the skin and makes it less hospitable for the growth of fungi and other organisms.
In this way, tea tree oil not only reduces the likelihood of infection, but also promotes healing and reduces the likelihood of scars.
Two organisms that cause this condition, Candida albicans and Trichomonas vaginalis, are apparently affected by tea tree oil.
Bacterial vaginosis (also called bv) is caused by a change in the balance in vaginal bacteria.
Usually Lactobacillus bacteria dominate in the vagina, but in bacterial vaginosis other organisms such as Gardnerella and Bacteroides may be over-represented.