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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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Is it safe to add hot water to Vicks vapor rub and breath in the vapors with a towel over your head. The warning label says not to, may cause burns?

Is it safe to add hot water to Vicks vapor rub and breath in the vapors with a towel over your head. The warning label says not to, may cause burns?

Vapors: Lose the head towel and just breath in vapor; alternatively, just take a shower and breath in the steam. The mentholatum is sooth, however can be irritating to nasal and lung passages in breathed in close proximity, Follow the label warnings, ...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 it ok to put vaporub in a humidifier?

Is it ok to put vaporub in a humidifier?

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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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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I was wondering if it's ok to put Vaporub in my steamer if I run out of the liquid one for my 3yr old child? Is it safe

I was wondering if it's ok to put Vaporub in my steamer if I run out of the liquid one for my 3yr old child? Is it safe

I never do: I find the fumes created by this product are more likely to aggravate cough as an air pollutant than to help.I don't recommend it prior to school age if ever. ...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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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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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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