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Vicks vapor rub during pregnancy

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes she can: Yes she can use Vicks vapurub.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Consider not: Camphor and menthol, which are ingredients in vicks, is considered pregnancy class c. This means that risk to your baby cannot be ruled out. Speak wi... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
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Yes: As long as its only topical usage, it should be fine. Test a small site on the skin and if no reaction then you should be good. Enjoy you pregnancy! ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
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.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Hand swelling: One of the conditions that can produce recurrent finger/thumb swelling, redness and pain is a recurrent infection and typically a paronychia. While th... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
If you use it: According to directions, been around forever
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
But why?: Interesting question. According to poison control, no. But the ingredients are camphor and menthol both of which have been used in cooking for centur... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Thin coat: Apply a thin coat and then cover with bandaids.

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