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Aromatic inhalations

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Aromatic inhalations are probably of most use because they encourage an individual to inhale warm, moist air which is comforting in many types of respiratory disease.

There is no evidence to support an effect of the inhalation on nasal blood vessels. Rather, they seem to act centrally to increase the sensation of nasal airflow.

Examples include:

  • Benzoin Tincture Compound (Friars' balsam)
  • Menthol and Benzoin
  • Menthol and Eucalyptus

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