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Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Yes: yes

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes she can: Yes she can use Vicks vapurub.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please ask your OB: U should go by what they say, but if u were my pt , ginger , garlic are safe no Vicks or tigerbalm.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, safe: use any drug with caution though during pregnancy, read the labels carefully for OTC medications, good that you asked, wish you a healthy pregnancy an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Should be: Vaporib is topical and should not have systemic effect. It should not harm the fetus.
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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 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 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it's safe.: God bless u!
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 member asked:
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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not: It is not made for your genitalia.
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 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 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 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vicks: Yes
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I don't advise it : Although a common part of many parents medicine chest, I do not advise the use of vapor rub or similar products on any infant under six months(especia ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Of no value.
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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