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Vicks Vaporub Side Effects
Vicks: No it does not contain anything that will help in this regard. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read more
Call Poison center A: Flush with wtaer and call your local poison center on followup and immediate needs. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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.?
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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No vaporub: Rather than using vaporub i would recommend using a topical antihistamine. This is usually fairly effective with the itch. You can also take oral antihistamines like zyrtec or clariton to get relief. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help but many people get tired. This may help you at night. ...Read more
We have a 15 mo old with a cold/cough. We were thinking about using vick vapor rub on his chest before he went to bed. Is that okay?
If you want,but: The vapor rubs are a fall back to rather old practices done at a time when we had little to offer in treatments. Aboriginal cultures still use them, along with cupping or coin rubbing. I consider such rubs as air pollution & as likely to set off a cough as to help it. If the kid enjoys your company the process can be therapeutic, but there is no reproducible evidence that they work. ...Read more
Yes: Safe. Not likely effective though.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: I don't believe it should be taken by mouth. ...Read more
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