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Vicks Vaporub Side Effects
Vicks: A small amount is a relative term, but I'll assume it was an accidental minimal amount. Vicks is relatively benign, drink some water and be careful next time. You'll be ok. And you have fresh breathSee 1 more doctor answer
Vicks: A small amount will likely not hurt you. Inhalation could cause a chemical pneumonia but swallowing will likely only taste bad.
Vicks: No it does not contain anything that will help in this regard.
Probably ok: If it's only 1 year expired, it's most likely still good. After 2 years, it probably won't work as well but it shouldn't hurt to try.
Probably: Most of the time, it can be tolerated. But if your airways are too inflamed, it may cause you to cough a little. I presume you are inhaling via your nose.
Sure: No particular reason not to use that combination if it makes him feel better.See 1 more doctor answer
Wash: Gently wash around the eye with mild soap and water. You may try irrigating the eye with water, eye irrigation or wetting soluiton and then observe. The menthol in the rub will cause the burning. Observe & if stable or improving, no big worry. If worsening or concern, see medical evaluation. Other than menthol, the rest is petrolatum and okay. "don't let it vapo-rub you the wrong way!See 2 more doctor answers
Vicks: Vicks is a popular remedy for many problems including toenail fungus- it has been shown in studies to have mild antifungal properties, but it is mostly ineffective for toenails. There are no studies that show it is effective against the verucca virus. However, any product has a slight chance of working as a placebo effect.See 1 more doctor answer
Why can't I feel Vicks vaporub on my skin anymore? During the summer I used it a lot to relieve mosquito bites, and it worked but now I can't feel it.
Tachyphylaxis: Tachyphylaxis is a condition that a medication stops working after a prolonged use.
Call Poison center A: Flush with wtaer and call your local poison center on followup and immediate needs.
Probably Not.: Try putting vicks on your chest or under your nose. Putting vick's on your feet would not be my first choice.See 1 more doctor answer
How to use Vicks vaporub but don't know if I should wrap the toe after applying or let it breathe?
Can try: Either way, there is no set rule.
Is it safe to put vicks vaporub in the medicine cup of my warm mist humidifier? I am 28 but the only posts I find seem more for helping young children
Vicks Vapor Rub O.K.: Vicks Vapor Rub is O.K. when 37 weeks pregnant.
Is garlic and ginger safe in pregnancy. I am 5 weeks. Pregnant. And is Vicks vaporub and white tigerbalm harmful during this time. Please advice.?
Please ask your OB: U should go by what they say, but if u were my pt, ginger, garlic are safe no vicks or tigerbalm.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Dr oz recommends Vicks vaporub or vinegar solution for nail fungus. Are they effective at all? How about tea tree oil?
Hogwash: First off, make certain your nails are fungal with a fungus culture. If they are, the most effective treatment is oral anti-fungal medication, which has been recently shown to be much safer than we originally thought. Pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine) (14 pills in 6 months) has the same cure rate as taking it every day for 3 months. See a podiatrist and be leery of doctors on tv.See 1 more doctor answer
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