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An evaluation of tea tree oil as an alternative microbicide

VOL: 101, ISSUE: 11, PAGE NO: 32Mick Willcox, BN, is an army staff nurse, Queen Alexandra Hospital, PortsmouthTea tree oil is used as a complementary treatment for many conditions, and is widely used in the beauty industry (Box 1). As nurses we have a remit to understand complementary therapies and inform patients of the choices available if they so wish.

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