Tea tree oil is one of the effective treatments for warts due to a variety of aetiological microbial agents that it has. The antimicrobial properties in the tea tree oil are more than enough to kill many types of viruses and bacteria. It has been used for decades to treat wounds and infections.
Tea tree oil is also widely used to treat acne naturally. You may have seen it as an ingredient in your cleanser and soaps as well. The antiseptic properties of tea tree oil may even help you prevent spread of influenza.
How to use tea tree oil for wart removal?
- Tea tree oil is available in different concentrations. If you are familiar with it, you may buy a 100 percent concentrated tea tree oil. This way you can dilute it depending on what concentration works the best for you. If have never used tea tree oil before, it should be okay if you get 5-10 percent concentration to see how your skin reacts to it at first, or if you're allergic to it or not.
- Soak a cotton ball with about 2-4 drops (highly concentrated) tea tree oil.
- Apply the cotton ball to your wart and hold it for around 5-10 minutes.
- Repeat this process twice or thrice per day.
- You may also tape the cotton ball on your wart and leave it overnight. Wash and rinse thoroughly once you take it off in the morning.
- Tea tree oil should never be swallowed
- Tea tree oil is known to cause allergic reactions in some people. You should consider doing a patch test before applying it on the wart. Simply use it on a healthy portion of your skin to see how it reacts. Wait at least a day or two to see if you develop a rash or irritation. In case you do end up developing one, discontinue using it.
- If you have a painful wart or the one that bleeds, you shouldn't try home remedies and should see your doctor immediately.
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