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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Use if you wish: I NEVER EVER recommend it for small children.Their airways are often irritated and react to the stuff with increasing cough and congestion.Adults seem ... Read More
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
No: Recommended for age 2 and okder
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Why?: If your baby has a congested nose the best treatment is saline drops to help clear secretions. Babies breathe through their noses more than their mout ... Read More

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably ok: If it's only 1 year expired, it's most likely still good. After 2 years, it probably won't work as well but it shouldn't hurt to try.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Would stop: It could cause a camphor overdose.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience Family Medicine
Sure: No particular reason not to use that combination if it makes him feel better.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
19 years experience Dermatology
Yes, unless ...: Using topical over the counter ointment and rubs are usually safe if used as directed. These should not be used internally. However, sometimes you can ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alec Hochstein
24 years experience Podiatry
Vicks: A small amount is a relative term, but I'll assume it was an accidental minimal amount. Vicks is relatively benign, drink some water and be careful ne ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Vicks: A small amount will likely not hurt you. Inhalation could cause a chemical pneumonia but swallowing will likely only taste bad.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Vicks: No it does not contain anything that will help in this regard.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Tachyphylaxis: Tachyphylaxis is a condition that a medication stops working after a prolonged use.
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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
Gives them: A cool, dry sensation.

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