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Cutis. 2005 Sep;76(3):178-80.

Tea tree oil.

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Louisville School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Kosair Children's Hospital, Kentucky, USA.

Abstract

Tea tree oil is a popular ingredient in many over-the-counter healthcare and cosmetic products. With the explosion of the natural and alternative medicine industry, more and more people are using products containing tea tree oil. This article reviews basic information about tea tree oil and contact allergy, including sources of tea tree oil, chemical composition, potential cross reactions, reported cases of allergic contact dermatitis, allergenic compounds in tea tree oil, practical patch testing information, and preventive measures.

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