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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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Is it safe to use eucalyptus oil in my vicks vaporizer while my 1 year old sleeps?

Is it safe to use eucalyptus oil in my vicks vaporizer while my 1 year old sleeps?

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 internal swelling in the nose that increases work of breathing. The clean mist is fine, but I avoid such additives as oils or Vicks until school age. ...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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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

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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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If I use eucalyptus oil, will it promote facial hair growth?

If I use eucalyptus oil, will it promote facial hair growth?

Not aware of this: I've not heard that this is effective ...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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6 weeks preg & have flu. Tried everything for symptoms: Panado, eucalyptus oil in a steamer for sinusitis etc, can I take sudafed in small doses?

6 weeks preg & have flu. Tried everything for symptoms: Panado, eucalyptus oil in a steamer for sinusitis etc, can I take sudafed in small doses?

Safe: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) should be prescribed to pregnant women who have the flu. The suppressed immune system in pregnancy make pregnant women highly vulnerable to this virus. Treatment is warranted. ...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

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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

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