Tea tree oil: cutaneous effects of the extracted oil of Melaleuca alternifolia.

@article{Crawford2004TeaTO,
  title={Tea tree oil: cutaneous effects of the extracted oil of Melaleuca alternifolia.},
  author={Glen H. Crawford and Joslyn R Sciacca and William D. James},
  journal={Dermatitis : contact, atopic, occupational, drug},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={59-66}
}
The use of botanical extracts for their perceived therapeutic benefits has gained increased popularity in this country and abroad. In particular, tea tree oil (the extracted oil of Melaleuca alternifolia) has gained widespread use for its purported antimicrobial and therapeutic effects. In parallel with this increased use is an expanding series of reported adverse effects, including allergic contact dermatitis, systemic contact dermatitis, linear immunoglobulin A disease, erythema multiforme… CONTINUE READING
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