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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. Barbara Lavi
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can you use vapor rub anytime of the day due to chest congestion from allergies?

Can you use vapor rub anytime of the day due to chest congestion from allergies?

Probably but: this is not a long-term solution. If you have allergies leading to chest congestion, you likely have asthma which requires anti-asthma medication. The long term side effects from inhaling Vapor Rub is unknown. ...Read more

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Can u use vapor rub while pregnant under your nose for sinus problems?

Can u use vapor rub while pregnant under your nose for sinus problems?

Definitely: Definitely can use that to help clear your sinuses, no problem at all. Saline nasal spray or a neti pot are some additional ideas to help. ...Read more

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Is it bad to put vapor rub in your vagina?

Is it bad to put vapor rub in your vagina?

Skin: We often do not use the words 'bad' or 'good' when describing health. But, there would be no normal or therapeutic reason for one to put vapo rub on one's vagina. It sounds like it would burn and lead to skin damage and possibly infection. ...Read more

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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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Is smelling Vicks vapor rub ok while pregnant?

Don't eat it: Vicks vapor rub (camphor, menthol, eucalyptus) used as directed has not been associated with poor pregnancy outcomes. Almost no medicines are known to be definitely safe in pregnancy because no clinical trials can ethically involve pregnant women, but this one is widely considered to be of acceptable risk in pregnancy when needed. Neti pot or steaming up the bathroom/shower is safe. ...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