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Doctor insights on: Eucalyptus Oil Side Effects

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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 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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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?

I don't recommend it: I find these scented mists often aggravate a infants's cough and may lead to more nasal congestion. It probably doesn't bother those older than 5 or so but even then i consider it air pollution. ...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