2 years

Oil that safe to use for G6pd deficiency baby

Hi im munirah. I just want to know is it safe to use eucalyptus and tea tree oil to my baby? As i know peppermint is not safe for g6pd babies… currently im so confused what type of oil can use for my baby

Dr Ramzdhan,

2 years

Hi and thank you for asking us

Through the question and statement you gave on the above section, i completely understand your concern over this matter. For your information, eucalyptus oil should only be used on children age 10 years and above, in pre-clinical studies also showed that it may pose a danger for babies with G6PD. While tea tree oil is not recommended for babies under 6 months old as it can be harsh to the skin.

The listed EOs may cause liver failure in people with G6PD deficiencies:

  • Basil (Lemon)
  • Cornmint
  • Peppermint*

Boost your children’s immunity and let them explore.

These are just general explanation, I suggest you to talk with a medical doctor at your nearest clinic as some important information needs to be taken into consideration before we can recommend any essential oil that is safe for you baby. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. If you have any more enquiries, you can click on the link (DoctorOnCall) and speak to our doctors in private and get the consultation you need on the phone. Thank you.

Give your little ones the medical attention they need. Speak to a pediatrician to discuss your child’s health problems.


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