Tea tree oil is an essential oil with many therapeutic benefits, including the antifungal and antiseptic feature. There have been scientific findings that tea tree oil should be effective for the treatment of your nail fungus.
According to a 2013 study by Flores and colleagues (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11046-013-9622-7), tea tree worked effectively in reducing the growth of fungus in nail infections. The fungus is called T. Rubrum, which is known for a common cause of infections such as athlete’s foot and nail fungus. The improvement was seen after 14 days in the study. Also, another study conducted in 1999 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10357864) found that participants succeeded in managing toenail fungus by using an ointment that contains tea tree oil.
Tree oil is generally safe when you use topically in a small amount and if it is properly diluted. But you don’t want to consume tea tree essential oils internally. Also, you should talk to your doctor before applying tea tree oil on your skin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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