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Can i put eucalyptus oil in my baby s humidifier

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: This is a very nice way to improve the humidity and also help decongest a baby without giving them medications. Don't forget the baby can use nasal sa... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
I don't recommend it: I find these scented mists often aggravate a infants's cough and may lead to more nasal congestion. It probably doesn't bother those older than 5 or s... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No fragrances : The first months are complicated by narrow nasal passages which swell/close if exposed to dust,fragrances, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to f... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
I would not: Nasal congestion at that age is aggravated by the smaller size of the nasal passages which make any swelling/drainage block things easier. I find ANY ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
I would not: Nasal congestion at that age is aggravated by the smaller size of the nasal passages which make any swelling/drainage block things easier. I find ANY ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
OK, but clean well: You probably can use eucalyptus oil. If you do, make sure that you thoroughly wash it out after use. Vaporizers can get plugged up. Another alterna... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: The natural mosquito repellant patch is safe to use. :)
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
No good evidence fou: Eucalyptus oil is often used for arthritis or steamed to relieve nasal congestion. Peppermint oil can be taken for irritable bowel syndrome, tension h... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
I never would: Infants & toddlers have narrow nasal passages that are more sensitive to fumes,dust, and other air pollutants. It will often trigger drainage and ... Read More
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Possibly : Can develop a sensitivity to the eucalyptus oil (irritant dermatitis). I have to work within a conventional medical framework and in the conventional... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No: Might even make it worse. Would open up your sinus passages though!
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