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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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What to do if you get Vicks vapor rub in your eyes?

What to do if you get Vicks vapor rub in your eyes?

Wash your eyes: Wash your eyes with water for 15 minutes. ...Read more

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I dusted, vaccumed, used vapor rub, cleaned nose took bath still smell dust, tickle in throat, eyes itch, chest hurts , face itches, inner ears itch. ?

I dusted, vaccumed, used vapor rub, cleaned nose took bath still smell dust, tickle in throat, eyes itch, chest hurts , face itches, inner ears itch. ?

Allergies: This sounds like you have some allergies. Dust in homes can be tainted with lead dust, cockroach dander, pet dander, cigarrette smoke, among other toxins and allergic offenders. You need a whopping dose of antihistamine now, say 10 mg cetirizine by mouth. I am worried a little about your chest pain, especially if you have asthma. Do you have an albuterol inhaler at home with spacer? ...Read more

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What does vic's vaporub really do?

What does vic's vaporub really do?

Not Much: Not much.Studies show very little benefit for congestion and some danger of sever internal irritation(in kids). ...Read more

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What happens if you rub vaporub on your neck ?

What happens if you rub vaporub on your neck ?

Vicks vaporub: Nothing except you smell like vicks vaporub. If you are allergic to menthol or camphor you will get a rash. ...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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Wondering if it's ok to apply vaporub on a first degree burn?

Wondering if it's ok to apply vaporub on a first degree burn?

Burns: Vicks vapor rub should not be used on burns; a first degree burn should be washed with soap and water then a topical burn cream should be applied. ...Read more

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What to do if I have trouble breathing at night , does vaporub help?

What to do if I have trouble breathing at night , does vaporub help?

Nocturnal breathing: What steps will help depend on why you're having trouble. If you have dry heat and are getting dry swollen nasal membranes, or have some allergen in your sleep environment and are getting swollen membranes; that implies some specifics. If you have congestive heart failure when lying down that's a whole different story. Vaporub helps what it helps but not all causes of breathing difficulties. ...Read more