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Can you use Vicks vapor rub while pregnant?

Can you use Vicks vapor rub while pregnant?

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 can both work well for congestion. The main things to avoid are products with alcohol or decongestants like sudafed. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Can I use Vicks vapor rub on any humidifier?

Can I use Vicks vapor rub on any humidifier?

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 with pine pitch. I don't recommend it for kids under 2 as the smell often aggravates congestion. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby is congested can I use Vicks vapor rub I use the Vicks vaporizer it helps sometimes

My 4 month old baby is congested can I use Vicks vapor rub I use the Vicks vaporizer it helps sometimes

Probably.: My mother was a huge vicks fan; anytime my nose was close to running, i would get dipped in a huge vat of vicks, and then she would slide me into bed like a salami. And i'm still here, so i suppose it's okay. Whether or not it actually helped, or just made my mom feel better, is another question. I think the menthol probably does help, at least a little. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use Vicks vapor rub on a premature baby?

Is it ok to use  Vicks vapor rub on a premature baby?

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(especially premi's). Any fume or fragrance producing product can lead to excessive internal nasal swelling & congestion of the young infant & increased breathing difficulty. The older infant & child can mouth breathe & bypass this effect. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Vicks vapor rub on a baby?

Is it safe to use Vicks vapor rub on a baby?

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 everywhere. There is also a nice night-light/vaporizer that uses little medicated pads to spread the vapors around the room. ...Read more

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My wife is breastfeeding and our son is 3 months, can she use Vicks vapor rub?

My wife is breastfeeding and our son is 3 months, can she use Vicks vapor rub?

I'd avoid it: Vicks is an aromatic rub that some find pleasing during respiratory illness.I finf that the aroma causes increasing nasal congestion in infants and don't recommend it under the age of 3 years. ...Read more

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