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Is vicks vapor rub bad for you if you have emphysema

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on you: Not unless it triggers cough or other respiratory compromise.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not necessarily: If your lungs are not particularly sensitive to the strong smell and chemicals of vick's vapor rub, then it should be fine if you have emphysema. The ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I'd avoid it: Vicks is an aromatic rub that some find pleasing during respiratory illness.I find that the aroma causes increasing nasal congestion in infants and do ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is Safe: It is safe to use but still ask your OB Doctor if it is ok to use
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Skin: We often do not use the words 'bad' or 'good' when describing health. But, there would be no normal or therapeutic reason for one to put vapo rub on o ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes you can: Don't get it in your nose, and do not rub it in your eyes, but you can put some under your nose to relieve congestion.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Depends: You don't state the age. Sleep cough does not necessarily indicate infection. Cough is a reflex and can be initiated by an irritable nercous system. I ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
See the doctor today: Pertussis or other bacterial laryngotracheitis infection may be present, and this has gone on long enough. Pneumonia is also possible at this point, a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Time for a visit: Persistence of a severe cough for this length of time is worth a visit. There are forms of reactive airway disease that can respond to treatment if th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Cool mist vaporizer: Cool mist helps to humidify the air, which in turn decreases mucosal irritation of the nose and respiratory tract.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
If you use it: According to directions, been around forever

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