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Is it saf to use Vicks vaporub durin pregnancy?Made of menthol eucalyptus & camphor.Hubby rubs it on toddler & I can smell it sometimes.harm my baby?
Doubt harm...but...: I consider this a form of avoidable air pollution that has no value in kids below school age if then. It mimics practices of indigenous cultures that used sap of pine trees to scent the moist steam in sweat lodges. Its effects are more tradition & assumption than real. I find it makes kids cough more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use lip balm so much to make sure they are moisturized with camphor, menthol, of phenol. So why are my lips still so dry?
Tiger balm every day?: Yes, is ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cigarettes: Smoking cigarettes is dangerous -- menthols or not. If you can quit, you'll reduce your risk of CV disease, lung CA, other cancers, stroke .... Not to mention whiter teeth and fresher breath... Think about it :) there are many options nowadays. Meet with a doc and try one that's right for you :) ...Read more
No good data: Arsenic is a side effect of the type of soil the tobacco is grown in. This is not regulated. Menthol is an additive to improve the taste and encourage the use of the product. If these things concern you, then perhaps this is a terrific time to reconsider your tobaccom addiction and stop for good. Tobacco smoke is full of toxins, poisons and noxious material. ...Read more
One is enough: One is enough to make it positive. ...Read more
Probably...: Means that you forgot to put your pants on. ...Read more
If i rub camphor combined with icy-hot on my lower abs will it vanish the extra fat in a safe way?
Why does it feel like my throught and chest is cold. Like I ate something menthol. It's been like this for over a week. Feels like I ate menthol.?
Change in Taste: A change in the sensation of the throat, nose, and chest can occur with a recent viral infection, such as influenza or parainfluenza. Try using saline nasal rinses and oral gargles, 1/4 tsp/16 ounces. Usually, the sensation passes over time. Go see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
No: Ingesting (putting it on the mouth) menthol can be poisonous and even fatal in some cases. There have been even reports of infants developing respiratory difficulty and turning blue with the application of menthol containing products near the baby's face/ nose (like vapor rub). Please consult with your pcp if you are planning to use it in another area of your child's body (i will not recommend). ...Read more
Depends: If it is an ingredient in the skin moisturizer it can help with the itching if you have dry skin. If it is used for nasal redness and peeling while suffering from a runny nose etc it is protective to the peeling skin abd soothing to the mucosal membranes. Some feel better when applying at night to the nostrils or any areas that have been wet above the lips. ...Read more
Seems risky - ask dr: Better safe than sorry - since it is not known whether methyl salicylate gel will harm an unborn baby, tell your doctor if you are pregnant while using this medication. Also, it is not known whether methyl salicylate gel passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not apply methyl salicylate gel to your breast area if you are breast-feeding a baby. ...Read more