The efficacy of 5% topical tea tree oil gel in mild to moderate acne vulgaris: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study.

  title={The efficacy of 5\% topical tea tree oil gel in mild to moderate acne vulgaris: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study.},
  author={Shahla Enshaieh and Abolfazl Jooya and Amir Hossein Siadat and Fariba Iraji},
  journal={Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology},
  volume={73 1},
BACKGROUND Finding an effective treatment for acne that is well tolerated by the patients is a challenge. One study has suggested the efficacy of tea tree oil in treatment of the acne vulgaris. AIM To determine the efficacy of tea tree oil in mild to moderate acne vulgaris. METHODS This was a randomized double-blind clinical trial performed in 60 patients with mild to moderate acne vulgaris. They were randomly divided into two groups and were treated with tea tree oil gel (n=30) or placebo… 

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