The Role of Tea Tree Oil in the Decolonisation of MRSA Positive Wounds

  • 29 pages

  • Published: 4 Feb 2010

  • Author(s): Carson, CF, Edmondson, M, Carville, K, Newall, N, Smith, J, Riley, TV

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This RIRDC report details the results of a pilot study investigating whether tea tree oil is a useful wound treatment product. It is important because tea tree oil is used widely for this purpose despite a lack of comprehensive evidence that it is beneficial.

The results of this study begin to address this knowledge void and further support the use of tea tree oil as a wound care agent. This report also helps to fine tune the study designs most likely to succeed in future work examining the use of tea tree oil in wound care products.