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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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Why cant i stop eating vicks?

Why  cant i stop eating vicks?

Addiction: You are mentally depending on them. They are tasty but not meant for everyday consumption. Try to substitute for another candy and get off the Vicks ...Read more

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Are the Vicks vapo patches good for you?

Ok: Some people find them helpful but if you are having a serious medical condition evaluation by a doctor is always a better idea. ...Read more

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Where can I get Vicks nyquil?

Vicks nyquil: can be purchased over the counter at your drug store. ...Read more

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Can you put Vicks on baby's chest?

Can you put Vicks on baby's chest?

Please don't: I consider vick's a fragrent air pollutant that causes many infants to get more congested.I discourage it under the age of six and have never actually recommended it for any kid. Mom used it on me & that is fine but hopefully decades later we learn to avoid some of the things they used without evidence to prove that it would help. ...Read more

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Is it bad to masturbate with vicks?

Is it bad to masturbate with vicks?

Male or female?: The medicated camphor in the petroleum of the vicks is irritating to mucous membranes. So for a male on his penis shaft, should be ok as long as the opening of the urethra is avoided. For a woman, though, this would be very irritating to the mucous membranes and besides the irritation could really predispose her to urinary tract infections. Recommend water based lubricants for females (like ky). ...Read more

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Does Vicks help with stretch marks?

Does Vicks help with stretch marks?

You don't: Really believe this do you? Of course it won't. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Where can you put Vicks for congestion?

Where can you put Vicks for congestion?

Where the aroma...: People who use the vicks menthol rub usually put a little where the aroma of menthol can mix with the air breathed in through the nose (which would mean on the upper lip or upper chest), to lessen the sensation of congestion. In recent years, people have moved away from using menthol this way because the ingredients can be irritating or harmful to children. ...Read more

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Is baby Vicks okay for my four month old?

Is baby Vicks okay for my four month old?

Please don't: I consider vick's a fragrant air pollutant that causes many infants to get more congested.I discourage it under the age of six and have never actually recommended it for any kid. Mom used it on me & that is fine but hopefully decades later we learn to avoid some of the things they used without evidence to prove that it would help. ...Read more

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