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What Do You Do If You Get Vicks Vaporub In Your Eye
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 more
Call Poison center A: Flush with wtaer and call your local poison center on followup and immediate needs. ...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
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 breath ...Read more
Probably Not.: Try putting Vicks on your chest or under your nose. Putting vick's on your feet would not be my first choice. ...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
Vicks Vapor Rub O.K.: Vicks Vapor Rub is O.K. when 37 weeks pregnant. ...Read more
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 more
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
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.?
Why?: If your baby has a congested nose the best treatment is saline drops to help clear secretions. Babies breathe through their noses more than their mouths which means a blocked nose is more distressing for them. Putting vaporub under the nose is a bad idea as it is very likely to burn the sensitive skin. Putting it on the chest may also burn the skin + will not make them get better any faster. ...Read more
Sure: No particular reason not to use that combination if it makes him feel better. ...Read more
Vicks: No it does not contain anything that will help in this regard. ...Read more
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 more
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