Tea tree oil is pale yellow in color and is extracted from a plant called as melaleuca alternifolia in Australia. Tea tree oil is used since centuries amongst people all around the world for the treatment of various skin diseases, wounds, cough and cold due to its various properties like antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral. People wonder if this oil can be useful in the treatment of the skin tags or not.
How Much Time Does It Take For Tea Tree Oil To Cure?
The people who have applied and used the tea tree oil have claimed that results started to show up after at least 14 to 15 days. The maximum limit of days is 1 month. So it varies from person to person and results will start to show up between 2 weeks to 1 month. Even after a month of applying the oil if you do not notice any visible changes or results, you can simply call it off because then there would be no meaning of using it on your skin.
How to Use Tea Tree Oil to remove Moles and Skin Tags
- First of all you will have to clean the area of your skin where you have moles and skin tags.
- When you are cleaning your skin, make sure that you do not scrub it harshly as you may experience some irritation. Scrub the area lightly and it will be fine.
- After you are done with the cleaning, dry the excess amount of water around the mole or skin tag and make sure it is completely dry to start the treatment.
- Then take a cotton ball and add a few drops of the tea tree oil in it and allow it to soak it completely.
- Use the tip of the cotton ball directly on the skin tag instead of applying it to the area around the skin tag.
- You can repeat this several times per day once the oil that you applied previously completely dries off.
- If you do not wish to get bothered with applying it many times a day and if you are a working person, you can try an alternative of using a band aid.
- Just place the soaked cotton ball over the affected area and tape it against your skin. This will set your day and the oil in the cotton will slowly get absorbed in your skin.
Few Side Effects of Tea Tree Oil
Generally tea tree oil is very safe to use. However the people who are allergic to this oil may experience a condition called as contact dermatitis when they apply it to their skin. It is recommended that you first test the oil on an accessible area of your body before you apply it on the skin tags. Do not apply this oil to the sensitive areas where you have skin tags like under your eyes, ears, eyelids, etc.
Tea tree oil should be strictly used topically and should not be ingested. It has harsh effects like vomiting, diarrhea, coma, confusion, weakness, drowsiness, and rashes if taken orally. It can be fatal too if you take very high dose.