What are some other uses for Vicks VapoRub?
While there’s little or no research to support the following uses of Vicks VapoRub, some people have said they tried it with favorable results.
- Fading stretch marks.
- Training pets.
- Healing rough skin on your heels.
- Repelling mosquitoes.
- Treating acne spots.
- Relieving headaches.
Why do you put Vicks VapoRub on your feet at night?
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.
Is Vicks VapoRub good for toenail fungus?
Although designed for cough suppression, its active ingredients (camphor and eucalyptus oil) may help treat toenail fungus. A 2011 study found that Vicks VapoRub had a “positive clinical effect” in the treatment of toenail fungus. To use, apply a small amount of Vicks VapoRub to the affected area at least once a day.
Can you put Vicks on your chest with Covid?
Long story short, the petrolatum base of VapoRub, when inhaled, can travel to the lungs, where it collects and causes ground-glass opacities — a type of damage also associated with COVID-19. If you’re feeling ill from any respiratory ailment, using VapoRub on your chest or in a vaporizer may soothe your symptoms.
Is it OK to put Vicks in your nose?
The bottom line. 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.
Can I put Vicks in boiling water?
Do not add Vicks VapoRub to hot water or any container where heating water. Doing so may cause splattering and result in burns.