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The Effects Of Eucalyptus Oil Cough Drops On Pregnancy
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
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
Probably not: But you should not take too much of anything. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ›
Yes: Completely safe!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
Camellia: Best rule is not to use anything unless it has been ok ed by your OB doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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