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Port Neches, TX
A 42-year-old male asked:

Will inhaling steam vicks vapor rub on stove in pot cause breathing problems or mess up my lungs and bring that covid i got into my lungs ? i on day 8 i breathing it through mouth and nose?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Not likely: If you are experiencing cold symptoms and find relief from vapor rub and steam to be helpful then used in moderation, it should be safe. Use nasal saline rinses for congestion. It is unlikely to transmit the virus by doing so. Use social distancing, hand washing and wear a mask when around others. Have a flu vaccine.

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Last updated Dec 29, 2020

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