What is Olbas Inhaler Nasal Stick?
Olbas Inhaler Nasal Stick helps to relieve several conditions in the nose and sinuses, including the effects of a cold, catarrh, and blocked sinuses. It works thanks to the four active ingredients that the stick contains. These are:
- Cajeput oil
- Eucalyptus oil
- Peppermint oil
Cajeput oil is a natural ingredient that helps to reduce inflammation in the nose. Eucalyptus oil is an antiseptic that eases swelling in the nose and sinuses. Levomenthol is an expectorant that will loosen mucus that is caught in the nose. Peppermint oil is an ingredient that will soothe symptoms that are associated with a cold.
What causes a blocked, stuffy, or a runny nose?
Symptoms of a condition that occurs in the nose are most likely caused by a virus, such as a cold or the flu. These symptoms can also be caused by an allergy. The symptoms are part of inflammation and irritation that occur as a result of an infection. The cause of the infection can often enter the body through the nose because of germs in the air.
Who is this Olbas stick suitable for?
This Olbas stick is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 6 and over. Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients in the stick. If you are using any other medication for your symptoms, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this stick.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this Olbas stick?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to a medical professional before using this treatment.
How should Olbas Inhaler Nasal Stick be used?
Take the cap off and close one nostril. Place the stick in the open nostril and inhale deeply. Repeat the process for the other nostril. After using, wipe the stick with a tissue. Do not use for more than four times in an hour. If symptoms persist after using for a week, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice.
Are there any side effects?
This Olbas stick can cause side effects caused by an allergic reaction. If you notice any side effect, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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Is it safe to use olbas stick inhaler in pregnancy? Iâ€™m 25 weeks pregnant and been using it for three days.
Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding It is best not to take any non-essential medication when pregnant or breast-feeding.
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