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Oil Of Oregano Uses
Can I use oil of oregano in addition to augmentin (i have a sinus infection and read about the benefits of this natural remedy). ?
YES: There are no known interactions between oregano oil & augmentin. Augmentin 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
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
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
Seems so: Probably, but to what point?Get a more detailed answer ›
I drank oil of oregano (3 drops) for a cough. It burnt, and now 2 days later i've almost lost my voice completely. what should i do?
Croup: I don't think the voice lost came as an effect of oregano. Croup is very common in this part of the year and it is usually due to swollen vocal cords as a result of a virus infection.takes about 7 days to resolve. Beyond 7 days--- still symptomatic--- increased chance of bacterial second infection. See MD ...Read more
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