Essential oil

Zymaderm (Basically Tea Tree Oil in a Bottle)

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So after taking a break from being the worst mom of the year trying to rid my kids of molluscum, I started doing more research around summertime of the following year.

My kids’ molluscum bumps were still multiplying (although not as quickly as they had at first) and were not showing ANY signs of going away.

I checked into Zymaderm and this time, instead of just going off of what a few people said I really did some digging into the ingredients and their side effects. Well, I’m definitely happy that I did because their main ingredient seems to be tea tree oil… but for over $25. So that being the case I decided to not even try it with the experiences I’ve had with tea tree oil before.

I found a website which really explains the truth behind Zymaderm to a T, and the following is some content from it:

Their website claims that Zymaderm is FDA-approved. But a quick search of the FDA website for Zymaderm will turn up nothing. The truth is that Zymaderm is NOT APPROVED AS A CURE OR TREATMENT FOR MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM. All that there is to it is that the active ingredients that are found in Zymaderm have been approved separately by the FDA as homeopathic ingredients because they are not medicinal ingredients and are not known to cause harm. So Zymaderm is misleading you by claiming to be FDA-approved, because they make it sound like the cream itself has been approved as a treatment for molluscum, and this is definitely not the case.

The active ingredients of Zymaderm are iodine and tea tree oil. Both these ingredients have been suggested as possible treatments for molluscum, and you can buy them off the counter from your local drugstore. However, I have found that neither ingredient is very effective against molluscum.

They also say to allow 6 MONTHS for it to work… I don’t know if I’m willing to pay $25 to wait that long, burn my kid, and it possibly not working!

Anyhow I wanted to give this topic it’s own post even though I didn’t try it because I would hate for anyone to get fooled by it and tricked out of almost $30!

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Tea Tree Oil – Also Burns! :(

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***This post will be very short and straight to the point!***

(Beginning of August)

I bought tea tree oil from the Vitamin Shoppe for about $10 because of the many positive reviews online and at the recommendation of the store associate.

Long story short –

I only tried it once… Matthew said it burned more than the ACV (not sure if he was exaggerating or not) and the following day the bump I had applied it to was super red and inflamed.

Back to the drawing board once again!