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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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A vaporizer or humidifier may help thin thick nasal secretions, helping to unblock nasal passages. If the water reservoir is not kept clean, it can grow mold, which can ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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I started using Listerine natural mouth wash, which contains alcohol, menthol, and eucalyptus oil. Can this cause salivary gland inflammation/Swelling?

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

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Could I smoke canola oil with a vaporizer?

Could I smoke canola oil with a vaporizer?

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

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Are oils in vaporizers safe for babies?

Are oils in vaporizers safe for babies?

For what purpose?: Vaporizers are designed to put clean moisture into the air to assist a child with congestion. Fragrances, whether pleasant or not, are irritating to the lungs and airways of infants and most often increase symptomatic cough rather than help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can I use an e-cigarette vaporizer for my albuterohl?

No: Nebulizers for asthma medications are designed to produce a specific particle size from 1 to 5 microns to allow the albuterol to get into lower respiratory tract. An e cig vaporizer will not produce the same particle size and should not be used for asthma medications. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a trustworthy online vaporizer shop?

Any: You can order a vaporizer form just about any department/variety store from Amazon to Walmart and every one in between. As long as the device is new, there is no need to worry about the vendor. Pick your favorite on-line store and place an order. ...Read more

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Might vaporizers be good for asthma?

Might vaporizers be good for asthma?

Perhaps: If you live in a very dry climate, perhaps. However too much humidity fosters mold and house dust mite growth and these would not be good for you. If you must use a humidifier and find it helpful, limit its use for no more than a couple of hours at a time. ...Read more

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Can vaporizers be bad for your lungs?

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

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Is it better to use a humidifier or a vaporizer?

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

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Can I have some tips on buying a e-cig vaporizor?

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

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I have brown particles in my vaporizer/humidifier?

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

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Why would it be that my vaporizer is light yellow?

Depends on which: Type of vaporizer it is - it could be oils/ residue from herbs or other substances that you vaporize. Or it could be discoloration from sun light depending on what it is made from. ...Read more