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Viks and Olbas oil

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Nicky1306 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:28:38

Can we use either? I have the lurgy! X x

amarylisnightandday Tue 20-Nov-12 19:30:10

I used Olbas oil and tiger balm all the way through last pregnancy. Dd2 looks ok to me grin

LucyC12345 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:55:11

am also feeling horrendous Nicky! I asked my GP and MW and Vapour rub should be ok as is olbas oil. I'm also squirting karvol on my pillow at night and that seems to help a bit although 5 days on i'm STILL suffering...Get well soon x

Nicky1306 Tue 20-Nov-12 21:26:37

Brilliant ! Going to smother myself in it! X

BadgerFace Wed 21-Nov-12 15:35:00

I have had it this week too. Halls thraot sweets have been quite good for unblocking decongestion although it doesn't last very long. Lockets have been helpful for a sore throat.

Sleeping with an extra pillow has helped at night, and also helped with the heart burn a bit!

Mine's only lasted about 4 or 5 days, hope you shake yours off soon!

birdofthenorth Wed 21-Nov-12 23:02:05

I think I had a thread on this some years ago! Overalls judgement was Vicks bad, Olbas Oil fine - because Vicks is petroleum so a solvent, and Olbas is herbal (peppermint etc). I have stuck to that theory in subsequent pgs, including last week. It's grotty being bunged up and not feeling able to take anything.

RPosieB Thu 22-Nov-12 08:24:24

Oh happy days. I'm getting a lurgy. Asked my midwife about Olbas but we live abroad and they've no clue what it is! Am going home immediately to soak all my clothes and bedding......

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