Essential Oils for Swollen Neck Glands

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  1. atlanticpearl

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    Which essential oils have you found beneficial in treating someone with swollen neck glands.thanks
     
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    Do you mean swollen lymph nodes? If so, they are sometimes swollen for a reason - such as dealing with infection - what do you use for infection?
     
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    its mum her glands are up in her neck just on one side, no signs of infection wondered what eo would be best to use thanks
     
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    It will be lymph nodes, and they will be dealing with something in her system (virus/bacteria). I would advise leave well alone, and if you need to use oil, then just gentle effleurage using a base oil.
     
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    Swollen neck

    Hi there

    Just adding to what Jabba has said, Have you tried using a vaporiser in the room using tea tree oil or eucalyptus or even lavender.
    They are antibacterial and antiviral oils which will help fight infection via inhalation.
    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks for that info Innersense - spent the last 3 days in bed floored by a chest infection :(. Should have thought of that :rolleyes: .....

    Glands on one side of the neck are usually to do with infection - is a tooth possible? If they don't show any signs of going away then do get the doctor to have a look at them.
     
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    Aaah..just glad to be of some help CarolineN!

    Hope the chest infection is improving now. Eucalyptus is a powerful oil to vaporise when a chest infection is present, being an expectorant it helps loosen the mucous..

    Steam inhalations with eucalyptus oil (6) drops 4/5 times a day can really help break down and move the mucous.
    I like to do this for the first 2/3 days then introduce tea tree oil day 4/5 then back to eucalyptus..finishing with lavender oil days 6 and 7. I also continue to vaporise these oils. Even if steam inhalations are only down twice a day..it can make a difference, so no need to stress if doing more than that is difficult.

    Lots of fluids and. Light healthy foods, perhaps a supplements or two to help support the immune system?

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