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Vicks Vapor Rub On Feet
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
Hello I'm 27 weeks pregnant & I have a bad cough...can I rub Vicks vapor rub under my feet at night? And under my nose also?
Probably okay: I doubt that this would do anything more than give you something to do, but it is unlikely to bother baby. ...Read more
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
I keep reading to rub vapor rub on the soles of your feet to help relieve congestion. It always says soles of feet, so you shouldn't rub all over ?
Too much is not good: Vicks gets absorbed systemically.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 4 mth old is congested, sneezing, wet cough, runny nose and has ran a fever but low grade. What can I do for her? Can i put vapor rub on her feet?
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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