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Doctor insights on: The Effects Of Eucalyptus Oil Cough Drops On Pregnancy

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Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Mgt: A major brand over the counter should be fine. The cause of your cough though can be assessed by your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I took a ricola dual action cough drop I looked it up and it says they are not safe during pregnancy is this true? I'm pregnant I had one please help

I took a ricola dual action cough drop I looked it up and it says they are not safe during pregnancy is this true? I'm pregnant I had one please help

Don't worry: One cough drop is not going to hurt your baby. However, give them away to someone who is not pregnant and try some hot honey and lemonade tea instead for these months. ...Read more

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Can I take cough drops during pregnancy? I'm 30 weeks and I have a sore throat.

Can I take cough drops during pregnancy? I'm 30 weeks and I have a sore throat.

Pregnancy: Why are you coughing? Is it post nasal drip, reflux, asthma, drainage, etc...? Before self-medicating at 30 weeks why not get it checked out to make sure it isn't anything significant and the less you put in your body for the next 6-10 weeks is best for your baby. ...Read more

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Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...

Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...

Some really safe: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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Is jane iredale concealer with castor seed oil safe to use in pregnancy?

Is jane iredale concealer with castor seed oil safe to use in pregnancy?

Yes: You can use this during pregnancy. It is common during pregnancy to notice increased acne or skin blemishes due to the hormone changes. ...Read more

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Is flaxseed oil capsules safe during pregnancy? I have heard that it isn't. Thank you x

Is flaxseed oil capsules safe during pregnancy? I have heard that it isn't. Thank you x

Probably fine: Flax seed is a source of omega 3 fatty acids, but there is a debate on whether or not they are a good source when compared to fish oil. You might want to check and see what percentage of DHA and omega 3's your prenatal pill has though. The prenatal vit. May have sufficient amounts that flax seed oil is unnecessary. Pregnancy is one of those times when you can get too much of a good thing ...Read more

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Can you use tea tree oil during pregnancy?

Can you use tea tree oil during pregnancy?

No one knows 4 sure: No research is done on humans on safety of most medicinal substances during pregnancy. National Institutes of Health says "Tea tree oil is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin...it is LIKELY UNSAFE if taken by mouth" during pregnancy. See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/113.html
No one knows for sure. I'd avoid during 1st trimester but small amounts on skin prob. OK later on. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more