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vicks vapor rub safe during pregnancy

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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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Vicks vapor rub is meant for topical use only
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
If you use it: According to directions, been around forever
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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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Biernbaum
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Relatively safe: Vicks is relatively safe. It should not be ingested and should not be used in children under the age of two.

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