Can tea tree oil be used on keloids??

I got the middle of my ear pierced last year & it formed a keloid.I really like the piercing, but I'm at my breaking point and am ready to take the piercing out.Some one at the shop recommended tea tree oil to put on it,but does it even work on keloids???

Editors Note: There have been anecdotal reports of success using tea tree oil, most often on keloids associated with piercings.

If anyone has or knows of reports or studies giving proof or suggesting the reliability of using tea tree oil for keloids, feel free to comment on this post.

In the meantime, it certainly can't hurt to use tea tree oil on a keloid, and may in fact reduce or eliminate the keloids if the anecdotal reports are accurate. If I had any keloids from a piercing, I'd certainly try it myself and see if it helped.

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Nov 16, 2012
RE: Septum Piercing...yep
by: Anonymous

got my nose pierced in August and it was healing great until I changed it out I got a wierd bump that looked like a keloid. So I started using tea tree oil at least once a day twice at the mostband the bump is gone almost completely only been using it about two weeks. Good luck!

Feb 27, 2012
Tea Tree Oil
by: Anonymous

I just started using tea tree oil on my keloid its not even been a month yet; Cant tell any difference but I can say my finger nails look good from applying the tea tree oil to my ear lobe; I am going to keep trying atleast giving it some time to see if it will make the keloid smaller I can say the keloid has not gotten any bigger from applying the oil so that is a good sign;

Dec 03, 2011
Septum Piercing
by: Nancy

I have my septum pierced and i grew a keloid... My aunt told me to use tea tree oil and it should go away quick she's had hers for two years. Keloids are the same with every piercing and if your talking about your cartilage or whatever mine went away before with useing tea tree oil and i cant even see that i used to have it (: Hope i helped!!

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