There’s no evidence that Vicks VapoRub can cure upper respiratory symptoms. It may help lessen congestion and cough, however. It is also an effective treatment for mild myalgia, or muscle aches.
Vicks VapoRub contains these active ingredients:
- Eucalyptus oil
An active ingredient is an ingredient that makes the drug work. Vicks VapoRub also contains these inactive ingredients:
- Cedar leaf oil
- Nutmeg oi
- Turpentine oil
Inactive ingredients are ingredients that don’t have a therapeutic effect.
This article looks at Vicks VapoRub as a treatment for cough and muscle aches. It also looks at how to use Vicks VapoRub and what some of the side effects might be.
Who Should Use Vicks VapoRub
Most people over the age of 2 can safely use Vicks VapoRub. Ask your doctor first, however, if you:
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have a chronic cough caused by smoking
- Have been diagnosed with emphysema
Don’t use Vicks VapoRub if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to any of its ingredients. These include:
- Eucalyptus oil
How to Apply Vicks VapoRub
To treat a cough, rub Vicks VapoRub on your chest. Never put it under your nostrils. This is because inhaling petrolatum based products can cause a rare form of pneumonia.2
To treat muscle aches, rub Vicks VapoRub directly over the muscle. Don’t use Vicks VapoRub internally or in a way other than what the label directs. Do not use on broken skin or burns.
A 2010 study found that Vicks VapoRub was over 98% effective in relieving cough, congestion, and sleep difficulty in children age 2 to 11. It was less effective in relieving a runny nose.3
Some people use Vicks VapoRub to treat other conditions like toenail fungus or hemorrhoids. These off-label uses haven’t been well studied or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They may even be dangerous. For example, camphor and other ingredients could cause problems when absorbed through vulnerable or broken tissue.
The article that I am going to show you next is a new function that we can give the Vicks Vaporub, since thanks to its properties it does not only work for colds. Look until the end and discover for yourself what you can do with the Vaporub.
Remember that Vick VapoRub should not be used in children younger than 2 years and it is recommended to apply a small amount on the skin previously to rule out possible allergic reactions. Look at the effects here.
Vicks Vaporub as a home remedy for hemorrhoids. Vicks Vaporub relieves pain and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids by reducing inflammation. It is advisable to apply the ointment on the hemorrhoids of the anus, preferably before sleeping and for three or five days, or until the pain disappears.
VICKS VAPORUB IS A POMADA BASED ON ALCANFOR, MENTOL , TIMOL AND EUCALYPTUS
It has been used for decades to relieve a cough and other symptoms of the cold. However, this product offers so many alternative uses that make it an indispensable drug for all family members.
Vicks Vaporub relieves pain and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids by reducing inflammation. It is advisable to apply the ointment on the hemorrhoids of the anus, preferably before sleeping and for three or five days or until the pain disappears.
This cream of pleasant smell of eucalyptus should only be applied to the skin since one of its ingredients, to camphor, can be toxic.
Although the Vicks Vaporub package is indicated to not be applied to the penis, some men use it to increase sexual pleasure.
VICKS VAPORUB IN THE YEAR FOR TOS
Traditionally, Vicks Vaporub should be applied to the chest or back to relieve cold symptoms, such as coughing and congestion. However, some people claim that it is much more effective when the ointment is spread over the feet or anus. It would be enough to cover the feet with socks after the application to begin to feel the effects and rest peacefully during the night.
HOW TO SLOW WITH VICKS VAPORUB
Make a reducing cream with Vicks Vaporub, baking soda, and alcohol. Mix the ingredients until you get a homogeneous paste, apply it to the parts of the body you want to reduce and cover them with a black plastic or a cotton girdle.
This homemade reducing cream combats the accumulation of fat, eliminates cellulite and firms skin tissues. It also helps reduce jowls, abdominal fat and a few inches of legs. The product is not miraculous, but it burns the fats of those parts of the body that is really difficult.
HOW TO ELIMINATE a HEADACHE WITH VICKS VAPORUB
To eliminate the pain of a headache, apply Vicks Vaporub on the forehead and on the temples with a light massage. Menthol will help relieve the pressure.
HOW TO ELIMINATE ACNE WITH VICKS VAPORUB
Vicks Vaporub also reinforces the effects of other treatments against acne, pimples and other pimples on the skin. The use of the ointment decreases the inflammation of the larger pimples and eliminates them.
AGAINST INDICATIONS OF VICKS VAPORUB
Although Vicks Vaporub is sold without a prescription to relieve a cough and congestion, its use is contraindicated in children under two years of age.
In effect, this would stimulate the production of mucus and inflammation of the respiratory tract in younger children. In addition, due to its high content of camphor, a substance toxic to the body if swallowed, this ointment should never be applied to or near the nostrils, as the manufacturers warn.
The pediatricians, in fact, assure that the best treatment to relieve nasal congestion in the smallest ones happens through the use of the traditional saline solution (salt water) and the soft suction with a rubber knob.
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