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What do you do if you get Vicks vaporub in your eye?

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

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What do I do if my 2 year old son just got Vicks vaporub in his eyes?

What do I do if my 2 year old son just got Vicks vaporub in his eyes?

Call Poison center A: Flush with wtaer and call your local poison center on followup and immediate needs. ...Read more

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Wat if Vicks vaporub is expire and we rare still using it?

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

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Is it safe to use Vicks vaporub?

Is it safe to use Vicks vaporub?

Yes, unless. ..: Using topical over the counter ointment and rubs are usually safe if used as directed. These should not be used internally. However, sometimes you can develop or have an allergic contact dermatitis (skin rash) from one of the ingredients. ...Read more

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I accidentally swallowed a small bit of Vicks vaporub. What should I do?

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

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I accidentally swallowed a small bit of Vicks vaporub. What should I do?

I accidentally swallowed a small bit of Vicks vaporub. What should I do?

Vicks: A small amount will likely not hurt you. Inhalation could cause a chemical pneumonia but swallowing will likely only taste bad. ...Read more

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I have asthma can I use Vicks vaporub for inhalations?

I have asthma can I use Vicks vaporub for inhalations?

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. ...Read more

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Does putting Vicks vaporub on the soles of your feet really help with congestion?

Does putting Vicks vaporub on the soles of your feet really help with congestion?

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

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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 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

Use if you wish: I NEVER recommend it for small children.Their airways are often irritated and react to the stuff with increasing cough and congestion. Adults seem to do well with it. ...Read more

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Is Vicks vaporub a home remedy for warts?

Is Vicks vaporub a home remedy for warts?

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

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Can I use vicks vaporub on my 7 month old?

Can I use vicks vaporub on my 7 month old?

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

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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?

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