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Doctor insights on: Eucalyptus Candles

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Is it bad to sprinkle eucalyptus leaves all over my house and keep a gallon bag of it open by my bed to repeal spiders? Is it toxic?

Use very little: You should use very little of that - like drops of oil. It may not cause any serious health effects but in high enough concentrations, it is flammable. In fact, some australian fires are exacerbated by eucalpytus oil. ...Read more

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Is eucalyptus safe for g6pd baby?

Is eucalyptus safe for g6pd baby?

Is NOT Safe: G6PD Deficiency; a genetic disorder; a key enzyme is lacking causing red blood cell destruction, anemia, jaundice, & more. Symptoms are triggered by: foods (fava beans, ascorbic acid, soy), drugs (Sulfa), other (infections, moth balls, henna), Eucalyptus oil is not safe for any child regardless of having G6PD Def. Safety of the feeding the leaves to children is also unknown & should be avoided. ...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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Is it ok to use eucalyptus on wounds and cysts?

Is it ok to use eucalyptus on wounds and cysts?

Risk of toxicity: Eucalyptus oil is not safe to use on wounds and is not likely to help in treating cysts. It has substantial toxicity and you would be better staying with standard treatments. See this site for more information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/700.html. ...Read more

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Is a eucalyptus sauna safe for asthma. I haven't had an attack since i was six and can do high intensity exercises without my asthma being triggered.

Is a eucalyptus sauna safe for asthma. I haven't had an attack since i was six and can do high intensity exercises without my asthma being triggered.

Likely OK: If you don't have active asthma, you'll likely be fine. But be aware, you can never tell what may set off "asthmatic" lungs. It's possible that the "vaporized" eucalyptus oil may irritate your lungs and set off an asthma flare. If the heat of a sauna alone could do this. So just be aware and vigilant and you should be fine. Best of luck. ...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 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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Can asthmatics smoke the e cig i dont smoke but i heard it helps asthma ppl put eucalyptus liquid in it is this true?

Can asthmatics smoke the e cig i dont smoke but i heard it helps asthma ppl put eucalyptus liquid in it is this true?

No: In fact, it tends to irritate the lungs and the jury is still out as to whether it still poses harm to the airways. My gut feeling it is e cig will likely be less harmful than smoking but not totally harmless. It certainly does not help asthma. ...Read more