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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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My 16-day old baby has a cold, I'm breastfeeding him. I applied Vicks vapor rub on his feet, will it harm him?

My 16-day old baby has a cold, I'm breastfeeding him. I applied Vicks vapor rub on his feet, will it harm him?

Neonate: This will probably not do your baby any harm, but cannot find definitive articles on the issue. My advice would be to not give your newborn anything that you are not absolutely sure will not harm them before checking with your doctor. Good luck, ...Read more

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Coughing remedies for a 2.5 yr old?? Tried V- vapor rub on feet too.. Vaporizer ... Steam bath for 30 min.. Honey... Elevation.. Suction/saline

Coughing remedies for a 2.5 yr old?? Tried V- vapor rub on feet too.. Vaporizer ... Steam bath for 30 min.. Honey... Elevation.. Suction/saline

Cough: One thing to remember is that cough is a protective reflex. They are coughing for a reason and we don't want to extinguish cough aggressively. The next thing to consider is: how bad is the cough? How long has it been there for? What other symptoms? If there is an underlying process like wheezing, sinus infection or allergies then addressing the primary cause is going to be the mainstay of treatmen ...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