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Oil Of Oregano Benefits
Can I use oil of oregano in addition to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (i have a sinus infection and read about the benefits of this natural remedy). ?
YES: There are no known interactions between oregano oil & augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a good broad-spectrum antibiotic but many sinus infections are viral &/or fungal. Oregano oil kills viruses, fungi & bacteria so is reasonable to take as well. Also consider pelargonium sidoides (sold as umcka), an herb proven effective for sinus infections. I also advise taking a probiotic for anyone on antibioitics. ...Read more
Hi there by accident I did not realize that I was only supposed to take 2-3 drops of oil of oregano. I ended up taking about 15-20 drops. ?
Herb: Oregano is a herb and it is unlikely even 15-20 drops a day will cause long term toxicity. Go back to the recommended dose. All the best. ...Read more
Why ever ?: You may find such scents entertaining to your adult senses but they are air pollution to a young kid.Fragrances/smoke/dust/all act as airway irritants and can aggravate or trigger a cough in the young.This is something I avoid until school age when their airways are more tolerant. ...Read more
Only risk-Lithium: Apparently there might be a problem if one takes oil of oregano with lithium according to webMd. But an excellent site with summaries of studies and effectiveness is at NYU-Langone, and this page states that there are no problems with it. http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=111715 So yes, take it with cephalexin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seems so: Probably, but to what point?Get a more detailed answer ›
No info: There is no info on the effect of oregano oil on probiotics but intuitively one would think not. If you are concerned about potential effect then it would make sense to temporally separate the two products by taking each well away from the other. ...Read more
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