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Eucalyptus Oil Vaporizer
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
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 ›
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
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
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
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
Not aware of this: I've not heard that this is effective ...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
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
I started using Listerine natural mouth wash, which contains alcohol, menthol, and eucalyptus oil. Can this cause salivary gland inflammation/Swelling?
Listerine: Listerine is effective at reducing gingivitis however if one has a dry mouth the alcohol can make it drier. As with ant other product the can be sensitive to some ingredients. Typically Listerine does not cause inflammation but everyone is different. Don't use the Listerine for a few days and see how your mouth feels. If the inflammation persists then see a dentist for an evaluation ...Read more
For what purpose?: The propellants that are used in e-cigarettes are mainly propylene glycol, which is an oil, whose safety when inhaled has not, to my knowledge, been demonstrated in any studies. Even more so with canola oil. People who are willing to smoke, inhale, snort or inject virtually anything are people with significant underlying psychological and/or psychiatric issues, and you need to get help asap. ...Read more
I just bought a small bottle of 100 percent natural eucalyptus oil how can I use that for my arthritis in my feet and ankles or neck area?
Be careful & wary: Check this out: http://m.medlineplus. Gov/druginfo/natural/700.html seems like you're Ok if you take it in small amounts. It works as an anti-inflammatory. Just be careful is doesn't interact with other meds, and know the side effect profile so you know what to look for if you have to stop. Get pharmaceutical-grade supplements. Because they're not considered drugs, the FDA doesn't monitor quality. ...Read more
Only if dirty: Vaporizers can breed bacteria and viruses fairly easily if you don't take the time to clean them daily. If that happens, then aerosolizing them in the steam and breathing it in could be a starting ground for pneumonia or bronchitis. As long as you keep the unit clean, you will be fine. ...Read more
Depends on the need: In the south we have AC but no one has a furnace with built in humidifier like some places up north. During real cold snaps, a humidifier is a must, to counter the dry heat, often plunging humidity to 10% which produces headaches, coughs, nose bleeds, sore throats, etc. I recommend they be on if the heat is on. Vaporizers make a mist which helps wash the airway with droplets, this can really help coughs. ...Read more
Not from me: I have not decided yet that using e-cigs is really a "harm reduction" method I should embrace, and help my patients choose ones that have been proven to best do that. However, the companies have not published studies of any of their products, and can't be required to, per the supreme court. A product that allows you to dial back the nicotine to reduce use, or those without nicotine might be best. ...Read more
Contaminant: The water in the unit should always be clear and odorless, otherwise it should be considered contaminated. Clean the unit as directed in the User Manual and replace the water (distilled is best). If the problems persists, replacement of the unit should be considered. ...Read more