Tea tree oil as an alternative topical decolonization agent for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

M. Caelli, J. Porteous, Christine Carson, R. Heller, Thomas Riley

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Abstract

The combination of a 4% tea tree oil nasal ointment and 5% tea tree oil body wash was compared with a standard 2% mupirocin nasal ointment and triclosan body wash for the eradication of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage. The tea tree oil combination appeared to perform better than the standard combination, although the difference was not statistically significant due to the small number of patients. (C) 2000 The Hospital Infection Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-237
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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