The five ways you're actually meant to apply Vicks VapoRub.
Is it OK to put Vicks in your nose?
It's not safe to use Vicks VapoRub inside your nose as it can be absorbed into your body through the mucus membranes lining your nostrils. VVR contains camphor, which can have toxic effects if absorbed into your body. It can be especially dangerous for children if it's used inside their nasal passages. via
Where do you put Vicks on a stuffy nose?
Vicks VapoRub is an ointment that you can use on your skin. The manufacturer recommends rubbing it on your chest or throat to relieve congestion from colds. via
How do you use Vicks on your nose?
For example, place your index fingers on both sides of your nose where the nose and cheek meet (with one finger on each side), and apply moderate pressure for 2 to 3 minutes. You can also use your index fingers to apply pressure on the bridge of your nose, right between your eyebrows; hold for 2 to 3 minutes. via
Does Vicks on feet stop coughing?
It works by creating menthol vapors that feel cooling to your nasal passages when you inhale them, which tricks your brain into thinking you're breathing more easily. It does not actually relieve congestion or a cough—your brain just thinks it does. via
Can Vicks hurt your lungs?
Vicks has been reported to cause inflammation in the eyes, mental status changes, lung inflammation, liver damage, constriction of airways and allergic reactions. via
What happens if you accidentally swallow Vicks?
Never eat or swallow Vicks VapoRub. The ingredients are toxic when ingested. There have been cases when Vicks VapoRub caused the skin under the nose to lighten. There have been rare cases when long-term or excessive use of Vicks VapoRub caused a rare form of pneumonia. via
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Can Vicks VapoRub cause pneumonia?
We report a case of exogenous lipoid pneumonia from chronic, extranasal use of petrolatum ointment (Vicks VapoRub in this case) for nasal decongestion in a young woman, presenting with cough, dyspnea and fever. Exogenous Lipoid pneumonia is a rare condition, underdiagnosed and is more prevalent in adults. via
What are the side effects of Vicks Vapor Rub?
There are few documented side effects for Vicks VapoRub but some have occurred. Because the medication is topical (applied to the skin) the most likely side effects are skin irritations, rash, redness, or hives. If you notice these side effects, you should discontinue the medication and call your doctor. via
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Is it safe to inhale Vicks in hot water?
A: No. You should not heat or microwave Vicks VapoRub. Do not add Vicks VapoRub to hot water or any container where heating water. Doing so may cause splattering and result in burns. via
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How does Vicks work for cough?
Experiments going as far back as 1885 have proven menthol to be a great treatment for cough due to the common cold. It interacts with cold receptors in the nose and throat, helping to stop coughing. Vicks VapoRub contains 2.6% menthol to help stop constant coughing fast. via