Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) - An Efficient Treatment for Warts: Two Case Reports

  • Saud M. Alsanad Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of medicine, Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), Al-Nada, Riyadh 13317-4233, KSA
  • Osama A. Alkhamees Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of medicine, Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), Al-Nada, Riyadh 13317-4233, KSA
Keywords: Tea Tree Oil; TTO; warts; Human Papilloma Virus; HPV; Dermatology

Abstract

Traditional herbal medicines are a valuable natural resource for preventing and treating diseases, including some infectious diseases. Tea tree oil (TTO) has been used over many years as a traditional treatment for a variety of skin disorders. The oil of the tea tree was used twice daily on two patients to treat their skin warts on different anatomical locations. The wart on the first patient needed 10 days to be totally removed, while it took 20 days in the second patient due to poor medication compliance. This paper sheds light on TTO as an efficient and safe treatment for common warts.     

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Published
2016-12-28
How to Cite
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Alsanad S, Alkhamees O. Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) - An Efficient Treatment for Warts: Two Case Reports. IABCR [Internet]. 28Dec.2016 [cited 18Jul.2019];2(4):1-. Available from: https://iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/130