Though Vicks states on its label that it is not intended for use on children under 2, some people believe that it is safe to use Vicks VapoRub on a baby's feet. However, there is limited evidence to suggest Vicks VapoRub is safe or effective for treating a child's illness. via
How do you decongest a baby?
Where is the best place to put Vicks on a baby?
Instead, for maximum effectiveness, experts recommend massaging it onto your child's chest, where he can smell the menthol from a safe distance. (The camphor in VapoRub can cause seizures or other serious side effects if ingested, so always keep it away from your child's face, including directly under the nostrils. via
At 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
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
Is a vaporizer good for babies?
Don't use a vaporizer around children, because the hot water could spill and the steam could burn your child if he gets too close. For safety, use a cool-mist humidifier instead. Studies suggest cold-mist humidifiers may also be more effective at easing cold symptoms than steam-based vaporizers. via
Can babies suffocate from congestion?
A baby's nose, unlike an adult's, doesn't have cartilage. So when that nose is pressed against an object, like a stuffed animal, couch cushions or even a parent's arm while sleeping in bed, it can flatten easily. With the opening to its nostrils blocked, the baby can't breathe and suffocates. via
How do you break up chest congestion in babies?
Provide warm baths, which can help clear congestion and offer a distraction. Keep up regular feedings and monitor for wet diapers. Add one or two drops of saline to their nostril using a small syringe. Provide steam or cool mist, such as from a humidifier or by running a hot shower. via
How can I help my congested baby at night?
Run a humidifier in your baby's room while they sleep to help loosen mucus. Cool mist is safest because there aren't any hot parts on the machine. If you don't have a humidifier, run a hot shower and sit in the steamy bathroom for a few minutes multiple times per day. via
What does rubbing Vicks on your feet do?
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
How long does a cold last in babies?
If your baby has a cold with no complications, it should resolve within 10 to 14 days. Most colds are simply a nuisance. But it's important to take your baby's signs and symptoms seriously. If symptoms don't improve or if they worsen, it's time to talk to your doctor. via
How can I prevent my baby from getting my cold?
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
Is Vicks VapoRub harmful?
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 is Vick VapoRub good for?
Vicks VapoRub is a popular over-the-counter (OTC) medication that is applied to the skin to treat coughs and relieve muscle aches and pain. Both symptoms are frequently caused by the common cold. via