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Is Vicks Vapor Rub Bad For You If You Have Emphysema
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
Yes you can: Don't get it in your nose, and do not rub it in your eyes, but you can put some under your nose to relieve congestion. ...Read more
I'd avoid it: Vicks is an aromatic rub that some find pleasing during respiratory illness.I find that the aroma causes increasing nasal congestion in infants and don't recommend it under the age of 3 years. ...Read more
I'll be 10 weeks tomorrow. I have a very bad cold,was wondering is it safe to use vapor rub? Also, Vicks WarmSteam vaporizer with vapoPads or vaporSte
Yes it is Safe: It is safe to use but still ask your OB Doctor if it is ok to use ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 5 year old daughter been fighting a bad cough for 2 weeks I've done everything that i know of; cough medicine, chloraseptic , steam bath, vapor rub, i've got a fan blowing on her, have a humidifier and shes propped up! she can't stop! should I bring he
My 5 year old daughter has had a severely bad cough for about 2 weeks now & without having any fever. I have done everything that i know to do....Cough medicine, chloraseptic, steam bath, vapor rub on her chest, i've got a fan blowing on her so she don't
Time for a visit: Persistence of a severe cough for this length of time is worth a visit. There are forms of reactive airway disease that can respond to treatment if they are picked up on exam. This may represent a mild form of asthma or a response to a mild sinus infection. Other things may also be contributing to the process. ...Read more
Would you recommend any vapor products (vapor rub, plugs, bath, etc) for a 7 month old w a bad cold? My son has a low fever, cough, stuffy/runny nose
Emphysema is a lung disease caused by destruction of lung tissue--specifically the alveoli, which are the smallest sac-like units of the lung responsible for oxygen exchange. It is characterized by shortness of breath, an expanded chest, and possible signs of low oxygen in the body such as bluish ...Read more
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