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Can I put eucalyptus oil in my 7 month old baby's cool mist humidifier?

Can I put eucalyptus oil in my 7 month old baby's cool mist humidifier?

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 saline drops too if congested. Put a couple of drops in the nose, gently massage, and then if he or she doesn't sneeze them out, use the bulb suctioner to clear out. Remember lots of cuddles too when baby not feeling well. ...Read more

Humidifier (Definition)

Increasing the humidity in your home helps eliminate the dry air that can irritate and inflame the passages in the nose and throat. Humidified air can relieve the discomfort of colds and the flu. Using a humidifier in the home can help relieve a stuffy nose and can help break up mucus so you ...Read more


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Can Eucalyptus oil be put in a Vicks vaporizer to help with sinus issues?

Can Eucalyptus oil be put in a Vicks vaporizer to help with sinus issues?

Depends: These agents can either help, or act as an irritant and trigger swelling and drainage. Your response could go either way. I never use any such materials for pre-school kids, their airways are not as tolerant to the irritating effect as adults. ...Read more

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Will eucalyptus oil or peppermint oil be any good for skin?

Will eucalyptus oil or peppermint oil be any good for skin?

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 headaches and nausea and is "possibly effective". Skin is not listed as a use. ...Read more

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Can you use a combination of neem oil and eucalyptus oil for scabies?

Can you use a combination of neem oil and eucalyptus oil for scabies?

No: If you have scabies you need to be treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% Permethrin cream applied from neck to toes and left on for 8-14 hours. Repeat this treatment in 1 week. ...Read more

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Are there any possible negative side effects to using eucalyptus oil in an infrared sauna long term? K

Are there any possible negative side effects to using eucalyptus oil in an infrared sauna long term? K

None known: Eucalyptus oil has many proven healing benefits. Inhaling the vapors in a sauna is beneficial for lungs and sinuses. You can have too much of anything so excess amounts might cause irritation of your eyes, lungs or sinuses or dizziness, but this would be an acute reaction and there is no known problem using small amounts long-term.
See http://tinyurl. Com/qa6zpkr for info on eucalyptus oil. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could inhaling eucalyptus oil cause pneumonia?

Please tell me, could inhaling eucalyptus oil cause pneumonia?

Lipoid pneumonia: Inhaling any kind of oil is not a good idea. Oil can accumulate in the lung alveoli and cause a chronic type of pneumonia called lipoid pneumonia. ...Read more

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I inhaled a large amount of eucalyptus oil after applying it full strength to the skin for relaxing purposes in the feet. Is it dangerous?

I inhaled a large amount of eucalyptus oil after applying it full strength to the skin for relaxing purposes in the feet. Is it dangerous?

Symptoms?: It is usually does not cause any harm. However it can cause "pneumonia" like symptoms, cough, breathing difficulties etc, if inhaled in large amount... It is called "lipoid pneumonia"... I would strongly recommend to have "pulmonary consultation". To start with chest x-ray or CT scan to determine extent of damage... ...Read more

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Hi there. My 5 year old son has G6pd defficiency. He has a cold right now. Is it safe to use Eucalyptus oil at home?

Hi there. My 5 year old son has G6pd defficiency. He has a cold right now. Is it safe to use Eucalyptus oil at home?

Safe: But do not expect any benefit. Unless you just enjoy the smell of it. How was it that he was tested? Did he react to something? Avoid fava beens. There are many meds to avoid, including certain antibiotics, meds for malaria and gout, dapsone, aspirin acetominophen. Sometimes I need to use one of these meds for such a person but must keep to a small enough dose so that the hemolysis is not too bad. ...Read more

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Does eucalyptus oil spray in a steam room kill cold and flu viruses? If so, what else does eucalyptus spray kill?

Does eucalyptus oil spray in a steam room kill cold and flu viruses? If so, what else does eucalyptus spray kill?

Other natural remedy: Tea tree oil and oil of neem have been shown to have powerful antimicrobial effets- some trials have demonstrated tto efficacy against mrsa! ...Read more

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I inhaled 4 drops of eucalyptus oil from a portable steam inhaler. Now my nose is burning. Was this too much? Is it harmful? Think Dr said to use 1drop

I inhaled 4 drops of eucalyptus oil from a portable steam inhaler. Now my nose is burning. Was this too much? Is it harmful? Think Dr said to use 1drop

Not harmful: Just irritating and should pass, may want to flush it out with saline or water. If symptoms persist see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a topical balm consisting of 6 milligrams of thc coconut oil, beeswax, eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, peppermint oil, lavender show on urine test?

Does a topical balm consisting of 6 milligrams of thc coconut oil, beeswax, eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, peppermint oil, lavender show on urine test?

Wouldn't think so: Haven't heard of any urine test looking for coconut, bee products, eucalyptus or tea tree oil, peppermint, or lavender. If a person has a reason to worry about urine tests for substances, there may be a bigger issue going on with that person. ...Read more

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I started using Listerine natural mouth wash, which contains alcohol, menthol, and eucalyptus oil. Can this cause salivary gland inflammation/Swelling?

I started using Listerine natural mouth wash, which contains alcohol, menthol, and eucalyptus oil. Can this cause salivary gland inflammation/Swelling?

Listerine: Listerine is effective at reducing gingivitis however if one has a dry mouth the alcohol can make it drier. As with ant other product the can be sensitive to some ingredients. Typically Listerine does not cause inflammation but everyone is different. Don't use the Listerine for a few days and see how your mouth feels. If the inflammation persists then see a dentist for an evaluation ...Read more

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How much eucyluptus oil do you put in a humidifier?

We don't use oil.: As a pediatrician, we do not recommend the use of eucalyptus oil in a humidifier. Just the cool water mist seems to be effective enough to help loosen most head or chest congestion in my patients. If you or your child are truly suffering more serious respiratory or head congestion then this might best be managed by an office visit. Don't suffer any longer. You deserve better than that. See your md. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put Vicks vapor rub in mist humidifier for infant?

Is it safe to put Vicks vapor rub in mist humidifier for infant?

Age??: Early infancy is marked by marked sensitivity to irritants ; dependence on narrow nasal passages for breathing. Later childhood employs mouth breathing to bypass much of the congestion. I hate Vicks steam; consider it air pollution. A lifestyle audit to eliminate any odors/irritants in a kids sleeping area + humidity or steam as long as the measured humidity. ...Read more

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I heard babies gain weight if they put oil on their skin. Does that happen to women too?

I heard babies gain weight if they put oil on their skin. Does that happen to women too?

Oil on skin: Anything applied via your skin could potentially be absorbed into your bloodstream, though I doubt rubbing a small amount of olive oil on your face would really do much. When medications are applied to the skin, the goal is to actually avoid the GI tract, so no, it won't cause weight gain like eating oil would. ...Read more

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Which humidifier are better for babies cool or warm humidifiers?

Humidifier: Ideally a warm humidifer is better, but because of the risk of spilling a cool humidifier is recommended. ...Read more

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Cool mist humidifier or vaporizer is good for babies? Is cool mist ok for winter?

To mist or not to: A humidifier is basically a fan that draws moisture from a paper or metallic wick & adds it to air in the room. A vaporizer makes a mist. Old style vaporizers have a heating element that boils water making steam, these are unsafe. Modern products use tuning fork technology & make light or heavy mist (vaporizers also humidify)they are safe & helpful when your heater dries out the air you sleep in. ...Read more

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I am using a humidifier in my babies room. Is it safe to use bacteriostat in the humidifier? Thank you in advance.

Yes: Bacteriostat is normally not recommended for use with short term use or humidifier. However it's concurrent use causes no harm to baby. ...Read more

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Ultrasonic humidifier or vaporizer for babies to get ride of cold?

Cool humidifier: In my medical opinion, the cool mist ultrasonic humidifier is preferable to the hot vaporizer due to the safety concerns of the heating of the water with potential injury posed by the vaporizer. Furthermore, experientially, parental feedback indicates that the cool humidifier seems to provide a more calming cough relief than the hotter vaporizer. ...Read more

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I have a 2yr old boy and I am thinking to buy water based essential oils for the humidifier in his room. Will these oils safe for him?

I have a 2yr old boy and I am thinking to buy water based essential oils for the humidifier in his room. Will these oils safe for him?

Air pollution: This is a cute idea for those who like scents. However, a kids airway is more likely to react to these like smoke or other irritants. I don't consider any of these helpful or safe until at least school age. Even then, I avoid them in any kid with a history of respiratory issues. ...Read more

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My infant is congested coughing and has RSV should I get a vaporizer or humidifier? What is the difference

My infant is congested coughing and has RSV should I get a vaporizer or humidifier? What is the difference

Vapor vs humidity: A humidifier (fan+filter+water) basically returns moisture to the air after the heating system extracts it. Homes up north have it plumbed into their furnace. In texas, less cold means we may need a separate humidifier. A good humidity range is 35-45% while dry heat can drop it below 20% and aggravate a kids cough. I have humidifiers in my office and home with gauges to monitor the level. ...Read more

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Does camphorated oil work for ear ache in babies?

Does camphorated oil work for ear ache in babies?

NO: Put nothing in the ear of anyone unless it has been evaluated & is art of the treatment. A heat source to lay on & Ibuprofen can soften the pain until the kid is evaluated. ...Read more