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can i use vicks vapor rub while pregnant

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
No problems: Generally it is considered safe....In fact Vicks makes a similar product for babies. Don't forget to use a humidifier and nasal saline spray....They ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Sure is....Safe for moms and babies too.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I don't advise it: This product is marketed with the idea that stinky medicine smell is therapeutic. It replicates the aroma therapy indian tribes uses in sweat lodges ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Would suggest a lip balm, chapstick, ect.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, it's ok.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Vicks.Com says....: The Vicks site states(http://www.Vicks.Com/faq/) 'it's always best to check with your physician before using any medication while pregnant or nursin ... Read More
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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Why?: Would you apply Vicks Vapor Rub on the stomach? It is meant for rubbing over the chest, and around the nostrils.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Vick's : Vick's vapor rub is not recommended for babies under 2 years old. The ingredients in it can act as an airway irritant causing swelling and respirator ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: No studies are available in pregnancy. See the package insert.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Vicks vapor rub is safe to use in pregnancy.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes, no problem.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: No problem with Vicks vapor rub. Congratulations!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vicks: Yes
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it's safe.: God bless u!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
VICKS VAPORUB: SMELLING VICKS IS OK AS LONG AS YOUR OBSTETRICIAN SAYS ITS OK . .
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not on skin: I wouldn't advise putting full strength Vicks on the baby's skin, but it would be ok to use it on the clothing. You might do better to use the tablets ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Why: Why are you using it?
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
53 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes, if it is on ear: It would be safe to use Vicks on your earlobe, but i would not recommend using it inside the ear canal.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Definitely: Definitely can use that to help clear your sinuses, no problem at all. Saline nasal spray or a neti pot are some additional ideas to help.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Baby vicks: There is a special formulation for babies and kiddos. Try putting it on the bottoms of their feet and then putting on thin socks so they don't get it ... Read More
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