Discussion in 'Aromatherapy' started by atlanticpearl, Sep 23, 2012.
Which essential oils have you found beneficial in treating someone with swollen neck glands.thanks
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?
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
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.
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 .....
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.
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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