Today I put tea tree oil inside a band aid

Patient : Today I put tea tree oil inside a band aid and then placed it over a bump that was on my face. When I took it off there was a black box on my face from the band aid and it burns , I've tried icing it and it's not going away . What should I do?
Doctor :   Hello. Welcome to ask the doctor. I have read your query. I understand your concern. As per details, the most likely possibility for your symptoms is a condition of skin called Allergic contact dermatitis. It is characterised by red colored itchy rash on the site of contact of offending agent which can be any chemical, cosmetic, Medication, dust etc. It is most likely tea tree oil in your case. In such cases, I prefer to advise topical steroid like mometasone to apply on the affected area to my patients. Antihistaminics like levocetirizine also help. You should avoid using tea tree oil in future. Visit your doctor so that he can examine you and give you prescription accordingly. You can share my opinion with him. I hope it helps. Stay healthy

Related Q&A

Q: I was in vacation and 4 days into the trip I developed a itchy feeling all over my body. I have no bite marks however...

Q: I got a test ige immunoglobulin serum test . The value cams 520 ? What does this mean . I am a 30 years old mum .

Q: My friend took alegra and tussin and speed and now he says he is having a hard time breathing and stayingawake

Q: Hello, I had my nose pierced about 4 weeks ago. I thought I was starting to get an infection but it turned out to be...

Q: I really want a cat but suffer with allergies. Is there any way I can live with one and control the allergy

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon

IMAGES ON ASK THE DOCTOR


CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews