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Can you put Vicks on baby's chest?

Can you put Vicks on baby's chest?

Please don't: I consider vick's a fragrent air pollutant that causes many infants to get more congested.I discourage it under the age of six and have never actually recommended it for any kid. Mom used it on me & that is fine but hopefully decades later we learn to avoid some of the things they used without evidence to prove that it would help. ...Read more

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Can you give a child medicine then put vapor rub on them is that safe?

Can you give a child medicine then put vapor rub on them is that safe?

Hard to say: Without knowing what medications you are talking about, no safety decision can be made. I don't recommend vapor rubs of any kind before school age.It stinks up the room and makes many kids congested. ...Read more

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When you have a cold is it good to put ?Vapor rub on my chest?

When you have a cold is it good to put ?Vapor rub on my chest?

It's not bad...: Any supportive measures that make you feel better while you are suffering through a cold are okay. Vapor rub's primary ingredients are camphor, menthol and eucalyptus oil, staying hydrated and using a preparation like saline irrigations, help to thin mucus and reduce post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Can you use a Vicks humidifier on a 3 month old?

Can you use a Vicks humidifier on a 3 month old?

Yes,but: The humidifier may be helpful for congestion and cough, but i consider the vick's additive an air pollutant & more likely to aggravate than help a small baby.I never recommend it under 6yo and don't really like it then. ...Read more

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Is it possible to put Vicks vapor rub on your feet to stop a cough?

Is it possible to put Vicks vapor rub on your feet to stop a cough?

Do not believe so: It seems people have been trying vicks vapor rub for just about aeverything.....But there would be no logical reason i could think of why vicks on your feet would help a cough at all.... ...Read more

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What can you put on a blister in your mouth to relieve pain? Baby orajel?

What can you put on a blister in your mouth to relieve pain? Baby orajel?

Oral blister: Orajel, anbesol, or viscous Lidocaine (prescription item) would all make sense. They tend to help some but are not dramatic cures. If you see a doctor there are certain treatments s/he can try like silver nitrate application or cortisone injection. ...Read more

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What happens if you put Vicks on your breast?

What happens if you put Vicks on your breast?

Probably nothing: Probably nothing will happen. Vicks is commonly put on the chest/breast area to relieve cold symptoms. What are you trying to accomplish? If you are having a problem, then you should speak with your doctor who can help solve the problem you are having. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i put garlic powder on a tampon and put it in, will that help with a yeast infection?

Can you tell me if i put garlic powder on a tampon and put it in, will that help with a yeast infection?

Interesting question: I am familiar with application of a garlic clove into the vagina for treatment of yeast but not of garlic powder. Don't recommend experimenting placing different substances in the vagina. Take care. ...Read more

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If someones on crack while handling a baby will the baby get high?

If someones on crack while handling a baby will the baby get high?

No: But the baby may be dropped and otherwise injured.Crack and child care don't mix.I believe those who try it should be put to sleep. ...Read more

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What can you put on a toddler that has fleabites?

What can you put on a toddler that has fleabites?

Flea bites: Hydrocortisone does a nice job of controlling the itch but may sting a little. Adding maalox can help take the sting out. Calamine, roule, and even mint toothpaste in a pinch can help a well. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can also help control itch. ...Read more

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A friend told me I could put a little vanilla extract on a wet washcloth and let my baby chew on it for teething relief. Is this okay?

A friend told me I could put a little vanilla extract on a wet washcloth and let my baby chew on it for teething relief. Is this okay?

Yes: A clean, cold, damp washcloth can be very soothing for a baby who is teething, and a little vanilla will improve the taste. Be sure the cloth is in good condition and not ragged, however; you don't want it to come apart in baby's mouth & maybe get inhaled. Keeping a few damp cloths in the freezer gets them as cold as possible, and gives you the opportunity to rotate them. ...Read more

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What can you safely use on a baby's scalp for excema?

What can you safely use on a baby's scalp for excema?

Nutrients: Atopic eczema is caused by a deficiency of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. See a nutritionist who understands the role of nutritional therapy. The skin is the lartest organ in the body so it has to he fed properly like every other organ in the body. ...Read more

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My baby has a bad cough that won't let her sleep. I put vapor rub on her chest and have a cool mist humidifier on for her. Any suggestions?

My baby has a bad cough that won't let her sleep. I put vapor rub on her chest and have a cool mist humidifier on for her. Any suggestions?

Needs investigation: Chronic cough in a young child that is waking them up needs investigation. If it is not an infection, it could be an inhaled foreign body (i've seen toy parts, foods, etc). Also, high on the list is also environmental irritants such as smoke, dust, molds and then allergens causing the cough. One of the most frequent symptoms of early asthma in tots is that ongoing night cough! ...Read more

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Which items will I need to give my baby a bath?

Which items will I need to give my baby a bath?

Bathntime: Warm water and a very mild soap that you can use for the body and the hair make sure that the baby is not allergic to the soap. ...Read more

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If you put baby oil on your head, would that cause you to lose hair?

If you put baby oil on your head, would that cause you to lose hair?

No.: I can't think of any way that could happen, unless you're violently allergic to some component of the baby oil. The differential of hair loss is very long; a dermatologist can sort it out for you. ...Read more