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
What does Vicks Baby Rub do?
A traditional vapor rub uses the main ingredients of camphor, eucalyptus, and menthol to suppress a cough and as an analgesic for pain relief. You apply the product to your chest and breathe it in, which alleviates symptoms like cough and congestion. via
What age can you use Vicks?
Vicks VapoRub should only be used on children ages two years and over. Vicks BabyRub may be used on babies three months and over. via
Why is Vicks banned?
The product was one of 344 drug combinations, including several antibiotics and analgesics, that India ordered to be prohibited, saying that a government-appointed panel of experts had found the combinations lacked "therapeutic justification". 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
How do you decongest a baby?
How can I unblock my baby's nose naturally?
One of easiest ways to clear a baby's or toddler's nose is to use a saline nasal spray. Nasal spray works by thinning out the mucus, allowing the nose to clear out and ease congestion. If you can't run to the store for saline drops or spray, try mixing one cup of warm, filtered water and a ½ teaspoon of salt. via
How can I prevent my baby from getting my cold?
Can you use too much Vicks VapoRub?
It contains a poisonous ingredient: Vicks VapoRub is made of camphor, eucalyptus oil, and menthol. Camphor is poisonous when ingested. 2 It can cause seizures, coma, or death even when a small amount is swallowed or when too much is inhaled or absorbed through the skin. via
Can I use Vicks Baby Rub on a 3 month old?
If your baby is under the age of 2, you should never apply Vicks to their chest, nose, feet, or elsewhere. You could try special nonmedicated rub for babies 3 months and older. The blend is dubbed as a “soothing ointment” that contains fragrances of eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender. via
Why does putting Vicks on your feet stop coughing?
Given that feet contains lots of nerves, Graedon speculates that sensory nerves in the soles of the feet may respond to stimulation with Vicks VapoRub: The [brain's] cough center is right next to the spinal cord. via
Why put Vicks on your feet?
Camphor and menthol produce a cooling sensation
Using Vicks VapoRub on your feet or other areas of your body has a cooling effect. This is mainly because of the camphor and menthol. The cooling sensation of the vapor rub may be pleasing and temporarily help you feel better. via
Is Vicks VapoRub good for mosquito bites?
I have an excellent use for Vicks VapoRub: mosquito bites! It not only stops the itch right away, but the bite disappears. via
What happened to Vicks Formula 44 cough syrup?
MUMBAI: Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care (P&GHHCL) may look at relaunching its cough syrup ''Vicks Formula 44'', subject to a change in government regulations in future. "The product was discontinued in early 1980''s mainly because it came under the price control. via