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Will your child get sick if you take them outside with Vicks vapourub on their chest?

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David Escobar
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No, the vaporub will have no affect on children getting sick.
Kids (and adults) will get sick if they catch a virus or come down with a bacterial infection.

In brief: No

No, the vaporub will have no affect on children getting sick.
Kids (and adults) will get sick if they catch a virus or come down with a bacterial infection.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

But the vaporub may result in significant nasal congestion by itself.
I consider the stuff an air pollutant & never recommend it.This old treatment may make you feel good about doing something but I have as yet to see a case where it really helped a child.It needs to go away like mustard poltaces and cupping treatments.

In brief: No

But the vaporub may result in significant nasal congestion by itself.
I consider the stuff an air pollutant & never recommend it.This old treatment may make you feel good about doing something but I have as yet to see a case where it really helped a child.It needs to go away like mustard poltaces and cupping treatments.
Dr. James Ferguson
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