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Doctor insights on: Eucalyptus Candles

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Can Vicks vapor humidifier irritate eye?

Can Vicks vapor humidifier irritate eye?

verymild irritation: Nothing to worry about. Best to close your eyes if you are bothered. ...Read more

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Are incense sticks and candles carcinogenic?

Are incense sticks and candles carcinogenic?

Not enough info.: Of course, i hope not, but depending on the country of origin, safety standards while being made, etc. Anything could, theoretically have carcinogens. Cigarettes, for example, are legal to purchase and we know they're carcinogenic. ...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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Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?

Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?

U r adding irritants: to your already inflamed airways, better avoid those irritants till you sort out what kind of inflammation you have, whether allergic or non-allergic chronic inflammation, meanwhile use saline nasal washes often. See an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, check aaaai.org, or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Can I use Vicks vapor rub on any humidifier?

I don't advise it: This product is marketed with the idea that stinky medicine smell is therapeutic. It replicates the aroma therapy indian tribes uses in sweat lodges with pine pitch. I don't recommend it for kids under 2 as the smell often aggravates congestion. ...Read more

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Are hair dyes safe? Fumes irritate me.

Are hair dyes safe? Fumes irritate me.

Generally are TOXIC!: This is a great question. Few people (including doctors) realize how toxic most hair dyes are. Hair dyes can cause asthma & allergic reactions and are associated with increased risk of certain cancers (like non-hodgkin's lymphoma) & primary biliary cirrhosis, a lethal condition. However, not all dyes are equally toxic- there are safe alternatives like henna. See www.Squidoo.Com/hairdyedangers. ...Read more

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Are lighting candles in your house hazardous?

Are lighting candles in your house hazardous?

Yes.: If you look at the statistics on home fires.. Yes. There are probably not too many other hazards. ...Read more

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Could herbal shisha vapour actually contain carcinogens?

Could herbal shisha vapour actually contain carcinogens?

Yes: Herbal sisha vapor usually contains carcinogens. See: http://www.tobaccofreeu.org/cms-assets/documents/120710-860548.hookah.pdf ...Read more

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With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?

With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?

Dust mite barrier: Covering your mattress with an impermeable dust mite barrier and washing sheets in hot water weekly as well as removing extra pillows and thick comforters are the most important steps to avoid dust mite allergy reactions. ...Read more

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My babies nose is super congested help! i've used bulb strung saline spray cool mist humidifie and steamy shower u keep sucking stuff out but ita lo?

My babies nose is super congested help! i've used bulb strung saline spray cool mist humidifie and steamy shower u keep sucking stuff out but ita lo?

If this has been: Going on for quite sometimes please see your pediatrician about it. He may prescribe some ear drop or eye drop medication that can be used in the nose to relieve severe nasal congestion or he may refer you to ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Neutragena t-gel shampoo or soap free tea tree oil cleansing cinditioner, which is better?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Are scented candles safe, or can the fumes interfere with respiratory health, allergies/asthma?

Are scented candles safe, or can the fumes interfere with respiratory health, allergies/asthma?

Do without: The scent comes from essential oils which are evaporating all the time even when the candle is not burning. They are well known to trigger asthma symptoms and asthma attacks. ...Read more

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Does eucalyptus plants cause allergy?

Does eucalyptus plants cause allergy?

Possible: In terms of airborne allergens one would not expect this to be a cause of allergy. Certainly one could see an irritant or contact dermatitis from any plant. ...Read more

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Can incense smell harm baby?

Can incense smell harm baby?

Air pollution: It is not so much the odor as the effect it has on the nasal passages & lungs. We know these odors increase the nasal congestion in infants which increases their work of breathing. We know that smoke increases the risk of crib death, although incense has not been studied separately. What is very clear is that it does not in any way improve the life of baby. ...Read more

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Can heat, such as warm air, dry/irritate your vagina?

Can heat, such as warm air, dry/irritate your vagina?

No it cannot: No heat cannot dry or irritate your vagina. That is unless you are applying a hair drier directly to that area for a long period of time. Is there something particular you are concerned about? ...Read more

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Vacuum cleaner brand with hepa filter for dust mite and dust allergy?

Vacuum cleaner brand with hepa filter for dust mite and dust allergy?

Vaccuums: Any brand with a true hepa filter should be adequate. The problem of ineffective filtering typically comes from not keeping the filter clean, or replacing as needed. ...Read more

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Can you use Vicks vapor rub while pregnant?

Can you use Vicks vapor rub while pregnant?

No problems: Generally it is considered safe....In fact Vicks makes a similar product for babies. Don't forget to use a humidifier and nasal saline spray....They can both work well for congestion. The main things to avoid are products with alcohol or decongestants like sudafed. ...Read more