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Olbas Oil for Children

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What is Olbas Oil for Children

Essential oils are known for their soothing properties, Olbas for Children is a potent mixture of plant oils. 

What dose should I take? 

The medicine is intended for the use in children aged 3 months and over. For infants aged 3 months to two years, administer 4 drops to a tissue held close to, but not touching a child’s nose, to allow your child to breathe in the vapours, once in the morning. At night, add 4 drops to a tissue and place in the bedroom out of the child’s reach, to inhale throughout the night. 

For children aged 2 and over, administer 8-12 drops to a tissue held close to, but not touching a child’s nose, to allow your child to breathe in the vapours, once in the morning. At night, add 8-12 drops to a tissue and place in the bedroom out of the child’s reach, to inhale throughout the night. 

Please be aware that Olbas for Children is not suitable for children under 3 months. 

How does Olbas for Children work?

Olbas for Children is an inhalant digestive oil. The essential oils within can soothe flu, cold and hayfever symptoms, for example, blocked noses and sinus pains. The essential oils contained in Olbas for Children are pure plant oils, a natural way to clear your child’s nasal passage with little complaint.

Olbas for Children is suitable for children aged 3 months and above.

How long should my child take Olbas for Children before they notice a difference?

It's typical for symptoms to subside within 3 days of taking Olbas for Children. If there is no change, or symptoms start to worsen after 3 days, please consult a doctor as soon as possible. Please remember that while Olbas for Children is an effective Inhalant Decongestant Oil, it should be taken in conjunction with plenty of rest and fluids, to further aid your child's recovery.

What are the side effects of Olbas for Children?

Like all medicines, Olbas for Children can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Please ensure to keep the medication out of sight and reach of children. Please ensure not to go over the recommended dosage. If you have accidentally given too much of the medicine or you suspect your child has taken extra doses of Olbas for Children, please contact your doctor immediately.

Please speak with your doctor or consult our specialists at Click Pharmacy should you require any further advice.

When shouldn't I give Olbas for Children?

Olbas for Children is not recommended for Children aged 3 months to 12 years. Please consult your doctor before taking Olbas for Children if you are a pregnant or breastfeeding mother. Although there are no known interactions between Olbas for Children and other medicines, please consult your doctor or a specialist at Click Pharmacy if your child is taking any other medicines, or if they have any recorded hypersensitivity to any of the following ingredients: Cajuput oil, Clove Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Juniperberry Oil, Levomenthol, Methyl Salicylate, Partly Dementholised Mint Oil.

What is the difference between Olbas for Children and Benadryl Children Medicine 2+ years allergy solution/Nurofen for Children? 

While Olbas for Children contains essential oils, Benadryl is an antihistamine. Antihistamines are a lot more potent than essential oils but can be problematic in the case of overdose contains. Also, Benadryl Children Medicine is not suitable for children below 2 years.

Nurofen for children uses liquid ibuprofen. Ibuprofen can cause heartburn and can be dangerous in the case of overdose. While ibuprofen is known for its anti-inflammatory nature, we advise avoiding its use in the case of a blocked nose or hay fever.

How effective is Olbas for Children?

Olbas for Children contains a mixture of essential pure plant oils (Cajuput Oil, Clove Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Juniper Berry Oil and Partly Dementholised Mint Oil)  as the active ingredient. Essential oils are known for their soothing properties, Olbas for Children is a potent mixture of plant oils that is useful for the treatment of colds and flu, catarrh, hay fever and blocked sinuses.

Can I buy Olbas online?

You can buy it over the counter or online with ease. No prescription is needed. You are very welcome to book an appointment with a health expert at Click Pharmacy to discuss how best to use this product. Olbas for Children does not require a prescription, so it is easy to purchase online. Olbas for Children can be purchased online in bottles of 10 ml, 12 ml, 15 ml, and will be sent directly by next day delivery from Click Pharmacy.

How should I give Olbas for Children?

Olbas for Children will clear blocked noses and relieve nasal congestion by soothing the nasal passage and sinus pains. This makes Olbas for Children useful flu or hayfever medication. Keep in mind that It's important to compliment the medicine by ensuring your child gets plenty of rest and drinks plenty of fluids, to aid recovery.

Olbas for Children can be inhaled, ensure that the correct dose is given once in the day and once at night. For infants aged 3 months to two years, administer 4 drops to a tissue held close to, but not touching a child’s nose, to allow your child to breathe in the vapours, once in the morning. At night, add 4 drops to a tissue and place in the bedroom out of the child’s reach, to inhale throughout the night. 

For children aged 2 and over, administer 8-12 drops to a tissue held close to, but not touching a child’s nose, to allow your child to breathe in the vapours, once in the morning. At night, add 8-12 drops to a tissue and place in the bedroom out of the child’s reach, to inhale throughout the night. 

Alternatively, for children aged 2 and over you can add 8 to 12 drops to hot water and allow the child to breathe in the vapours. Or leave in the room out of the child's reach to inhale the vapours. This method is not recommended for children under the age of 2.

Hot water may scald, keep out of reach of children. Close supervision is necessary with young children, do not let your child administer their dose. 

Avoid contact with a child's skin and clothing; the medicine may cause a stinging sensation if it comes into contact with skin; this is not serious and only lasts a short while. Avoid contact with plastic and other delicate materials.

Do not put drops directly into a child's nose or mouth. If Olbas for Children is accidentally swallowed, please seek immediate medical advice. If Olbas for Children comes into direct contact with the surface of the eye, wash thoroughly and seek immediate medical advice. 

You can give Olbas for Children for as long as symptoms, but if your child's symptoms worsen or do not improve after 3 days, we strongly advise that you contact a doctor.

While there here are currently no known interactions between Olbas for Children and other medicines, please consult your doctor or a pharmacist if your child is taking or has recently taken any other medication

What is Olbas Oil for Children used for?

Olbas Oil for Children is an essential oil which is used for soothing symptoms of cold and flu.

What is the active ingredient in Olbas Oil for Children?

The active ingredient in Olbas Oil for Children is a mixture of pure plant oils. These pure plant oils are effective at relieving symptoms, resulting in children feeling better.

Do I need a prescription to purchase Olbas Oil for Children?

No, you do not require a prescription to purchase Olbas Oil for Children. However, if you are unsure whether this product is right for your child you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.

At what age can I begin giving my child Olbas Oil for Children?

Olbas Oil for Children is not suitable for children under the age of 3 months old.

How should I give my child Olbas Oil for Children?

The dose of Olbas Oil for Children you give to your child varies depending on age. You should do the following:

  • For children aged 3 months to 2 years old you should transfer 4 drops of Olbas Oil for Children to a tissue, and place that tissue under the child's nose so that the essential oils can be breathed in. This should be done once daily in the morning. When your child goes to sleep you should leave a tissue with 4 drops of Olbas Oil for Children near the child so that the vapours are breathed in.
  • For children aged over 2 years old you should transfer 8-12 drops of Olbas Oil for Children to a tissue, and place that tissue under the child’s nose so that the essential oils can be breathed in. This should be done once daily in the morning. When your child goes to sleep you should leave a tissue with 8-12 drops of Olbas Oil for Children near the child so that the vapours are breathed in.

Can I put drops of Olbas Oil for Children directly in my childs mouth or nose?

No, you should directly put drops of Olbas Oil for Children in a child's mouth or nose. Instead you should use a tissue that contains the drops and place it near the nose, ensuring it is not touching the skin.

How long after using Olbas Oil for Children does it take to notice an improvement in my child's condition?

You should begin to notice an improvement after the first use. However if after three days of consecutively using Olbas Oil for Children you do not notice an improvement in your child’s condition, you should seek medical advice from a GP, pharmacist or midwife.

Olbas Oil for Children contains natural essential oils which are gentle to delicate babies and children. Due to the gentle formula your child should not experience any harmful side effects from using Olbas Oil for Children. If your child experiences further difficulty breathing, your child may be experiencing an allergic reaction to Olbas Oils for Children. In this case you should stop using Olbas Oil for Children immediately and seek medical advice from a professional as soon as possible.

Always read the patient information leaflet before starting treatment. The patient information leaflet can be found here and is also available with the physical product. 

Authored by Jana Abelovska

Last reviewed 20 April 2021

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