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What To Do When You Get Vaporub In 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Call Poison center A: Flush with wtaer and call your local poison center on followup and immediate needs. ...Read more
Wash your eyes: Wash your eyes with water for 15 minutes. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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