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Can I Put Eucalyptus Oil In My Baby S 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
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
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
I have a mosquito repellent patch with lemon eucalyptus oil and I want to use it on my baby. My baby has g6pd. Is it going to be safe for him?
Yes: The natural mosquito repellant patch is safe to use. :) ...Read more
Are there any possible negative side effects to using eucalyptus oil in an infrared sauna long term? K
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
If I accidentally got eucalyptus oil spray on my scrotum, is that potentially dangerous, or harmless?
No: It may burn a bit but will not cause harm. ...Read more
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
Not aware of this: I've not heard that this is effective ...Read more
Can my G6PD kids use Laundry Liquid or Body Wash contains low concentration of Eucalyptus Oil or Peppermint Oil?
No. They can be: Absorbed through the skin. See http://www. G6pd. Org/g6pddeficiency. Aspx. ...Read more
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
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
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
Recent stent implant. Can eucalyptus oil be used in haus personal vaporizer device to end use of nicotine? I no longer smoke cigs.
Not advisable: May cause more problems than help.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
I am using a humidifier in my babies room. Is it safe to use bacteriostat in the humidifier? Thank you in advance.
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
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
Baby sun care:
It's recommended not to use sunscreen for babies under 6 months. There is clothing with spf that you can get for infants. 2 sites:
enjoy your summer! ...Read more
Safe To Use Baby Oil: "Baby oil" is commonly applied to babies' skin. It does not moisturize however due to it's poor absorption by the skin. Beyond this, it can be used as massage oil on infant skin. Classical baby oils are safe when used as directed. As with any product, carefully read the label, avoid dyes & fragrances, avoid phthalates & parabens. See your doctor for any abnormal skin condition your infant may have ...Read more
Massage your baby: Grape seed oil is great for massaging your baby. As an oil, it's as safe as any vegetable oil. For babies under 4 months I avoid anything but breast milk or formula. If you want to use grape seed oil to cook food for your baby, it's fine, but we actually encourage saturated fats for children under 2 years old. ...Read more
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