severe allergic reaction to tea tree oil
I had a fungus rash on the palm of my hands. A friend told me about tea tree oil and its healing properties.
I decided to test the oil on a healthy area of my skin as well as my hands. I put it on my neck and my hands, and within two days, my neck was an angry itchy mess, and my hands broke out in red itchy bumps on top of my fungus.
The bottle of tea tree oil was several years old, I must admit, but I was startled at the severe reaction that occurred. It has been a week, and the redness is just now starting to go away.
What is the story about this allergic reaction to tea tree oil?
I'm curious.Thanks, Jan
Jan, Tea Tree Oil is known to irritate some folks, although it has been found that typically less than 1% of the population is allergic to tea tree oil.
For the full details and more links to information on tea tree oil allergies and allergic reactions, be sure to check out the page Allergic To Tea Tree Oil.