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How to operate a Vicks vaporizer?

How to operate a Vicks vaporizer?

Vicks vaporizer: Instructions come with the vaporizer. Take time to read the instruction which are in the bos. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Roman
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Vaporizer (Definition)

A vaporizer or humidifier may help thin thick nasal secretions, helping to unblock nasal passages. If the water reservoir is not kept clean, it can grow mold, which can ...Read more


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Can Eucalyptus oil be put in a Vicks vaporizer to help with sinus issues?

Can Eucalyptus oil be put in a Vicks vaporizer to help with sinus issues?

Depends: These agents can either help, or act as an irritant and trigger swelling and drainage. Your response could go either way. I never use any such materials for pre-school kids, their airways are not as tolerant to the irritating effect as adults. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby is congested can I use Vicks vapor rub I use the Vicks vaporizer it helps sometimes

My 4 month old baby is congested can I use Vicks vapor rub I use the Vicks vaporizer it helps sometimes

Probably.: My mother was a huge vicks fan; anytime my nose was close to running, i would get dipped in a huge vat of vicks, and then she would slide me into bed like a salami. And i'm still here, so i suppose it's okay. Whether or not it actually helped, or just made my mom feel better, is another question. I think the menthol probably does help, at least a little. ...Read more

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Is it unsafe to for a 9 month old to have a Vicks vaporizer with the vaposteam in the water? My baby has a cough and congestion that keeps her awake.

Is it unsafe to for a 9 month old to have a Vicks vaporizer with the vaposteam in the water? My baby has a cough and congestion that keeps her awake.

I never use it: I find any scented material is more of an air pollutant in small kids than helpful. There airways are different than adults and often become more congested and or drain more when fragrances are used. I basically never recommend it .I can remember the stinky stuff my mom used when I was young, and still hate the smell. ...Read more

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I have a 6 month old baby and I think he is getting a head cold. Can I put some Vicks in a vaporizer?

I have a 6 month old baby and I think he is getting a head cold. Can I put some Vicks in a vaporizer?

I never use it: I find any scented material is more of an air pollutant in small kids than helpful. There airways are different than adults and often become more congested and or drain more when fragrances are used. I basically never recommend it .I can remember the stinky stuff my mom used when I was young, and still hate the smell. ...Read more

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My baby is one month and she has a cold is vaporizer with Vicks ok?

My baby is one month and she has a cold is vaporizer with Vicks ok?

Avoid aromas: I am fine with a misting vaporizer for any kid with congestion.However, i consider Vicks as air pollution and likely to produce more airway irritation in infants.I seldom recommend this product, and limit it to kids over 6 years if i do. Your better therapy at 1 monts is bountiful use of nasal saline drops and nasal suction. ...Read more

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Is a vaporizer with Vicks inhalant safe for a 3 month old that weighs 13 lbs 10 oz?

Is a vaporizer with Vicks inhalant safe for a 3 month old that weighs 13 lbs 10 oz?

I never recommend it: Any pungent odor or fume can cause increasing congestion in an infant. I equate vicks to cigarette smoke in young infants.It has little if any value at any age and never before age 3-6yrs. This is a throwback to the sweat lodges of the indians and should be abandoned along with leaches. ...Read more

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Which vaporizers work the best?

Choices: The use of humidifiers/vaporizers is very helpful for both adults and children and not just for colds! Air conditioning/heating takes the moisture out of the air in our home. Sleeping with vaporizer can help reduce dry mouth, nasal congestion and can help your facial skin rejuvenate as it's most active at night. Don't let water just sit around in it to avoid mildew growth. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/humidifiers.htm ...Read more