I was googling and found this old post.. hoping I can get a reply. ... ... I accidentally put or...
I was googling and found this old post.. hoping I can get a reply.
I accidentally put oregano oil in my 21 months old ear.
SO THAT IS SOMETHING YOU NEVER EVER WANT TO BE DOING WITH ANY ESSENTIAL OIL EVER…..
Just about two drops.
I thought it was garlic oil (I feel terrible!!)
ESSENTIAL OILS ALL CAN BE DILUTED WITH OLIVE OIL OR ANY VEGETABLE OIL YOU WOULD FIND IN A KITCHEN.
WATER DOES NOT WORK WELL, BUT BETTER THAN DOING NOTHING.
my son started crying in pain and I realized what I had done :( I first rinsed with water
then used a syringe to put lots of coconut oil in his ear.
OK AND NORMALLY THAT HAS TO BE AT LEAST 85 DEGREES SO IT IS A LIQUID AND WOULD WORK WELL.
Gave him a bath to settle him down.
About 30 minutes later we were reading books and now he's asleep in bed.
Needless to say I'm worried this might have done damage to his ear.
SOUNDS LIKE YOU DILUTED IT FAST ENOUGH. ESSENTIAL OILS ONLY BURN BECAUSE THEY ARE A VERY "THIN" OIL THAT PENETRATES THE SKIN FAST ENOUGH THAT THE SKIN THINKS IT IS AN INVADER AND THE BLOOD STREAM / SKIN REACTS BY MAKING ACID TO REPEL THE INVADER…….SO THE SKIN LITERALLY BURNS IT SELF OUT OF FEAR OF AN INVADING SUBSTANCE………….ONCE THE BODY IS USE TO ANY PARTICLE THIN OIL
THEN IT WILL REDUCE OR STOP MAKING THE ACID AND YOU CAN TOLERATE ALLOT MORE WITH NO ILL REACTION.
IN CASE OF THE EAR---LUCKILY IT ALREADY HAS A GOOEY PROTECTION THAT WOULD AUTOMATICALLY DILUTE/REJECT AN ESSENTIAL OIL.
LUCKILY ALSO IS THE FACT THAT REAL ESSENTIAL OILS ARE JUST 100% PLANT AND THE BODY CAN DEAL WITH THAT. AT THE MOST, THE BODY COULD HAVE CAUSED A "BURN" AND IF THAT HAPPENED, YOU WOULD SEE THE RESULT BY LOOKING IN THE EAR. IF HE SETTLED DOWN AFTER THE COCONUT THEN THAT WOULD SUGGEST NO DAMAGE WAS DONE.
THE MILD GARLIC OIL WOULD HAVE BEEN IDEAL BECAUSE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN 99% OLIVE OIL TO BEGIN WITH.
Should I take him to a dr tomorrow?
WHEN IT DOUBT THAT IS YOUR ANSWER.
OTHERWISE "LOOK" AT THE EAR. IDEALLY A PARENT HAS THOSE LITTLE CHEAP EAR LIGHTS THAT ACTUALLY ALLOW YOU TO LOOK INSIDE THE EAR ALSO. THEY COST ABOUT $2 AT ANY LOCAL DRUG STORE.
YOU NEED SUCH A LIGHT WHEN DOING EAR CANDLES WITH CHILDREN. OFTEN THEY NEED THEIR FIRST EAR CANDLES BY AGE 1 TO AVOID EAR TUBES…..
YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO EASILY TELL BY LOOKING AND WITH ALL CHILDREN AND ADULTS---PUT ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE EAR AND NOT DIRECT DOWN IN THE EAR CANAL EVER.
HOPEFULLY ALL IS FINE
Any advice would be appreciated. TIA