Vicks VapoRub FAQ

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Vicks VapoRub FAQ

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Q: What does Vicks VapoRub do?

A: Vicks VapoRub temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation associated with the common cold. It can also be used to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains on muscles and joints.

Q: How does Vicks VapoRub work?

A: Vicks VapoRub contains medicated vapours that are inhaled through the nose and mouth to help soothe a cough and nasal congestion. Medicated rub also stimulates the skin to warm away muscular aches and pains.

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Q: What is Vicks VapoRub?

A: Vicks VapoRub is appropriate for children ages two and up and is a topical cough medicine and nasal decongestant with medicated vapors. It starts working super quickly for adults, as well, to relieve cough and nasal congestion. Vicks VapoRub may also be applied to muscles and joints to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains.

Q: How do I use Vicks VapoRub?

A: For cough suppression and nasal decongestion, rub a thick layer of Vicks VapoRub on your chest and throat. Cover with a warm cloth if desired. Keep clothing around your throat and chest loose to allow the vapors to reach the nose and mouth. For muscle and joint pain, rub Vicks VapoRub onto the affected area. Use Vicks VapoRub up to 3-4 times daily.

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Q: What ingredients are in Vicks VapoRub?

A: The active ingredients in Vicks VapoRub are Camphor, Eucalyptus and Menthol. For relief of cough, nasal congestion, muscle soreness & pain due to colds. The inactive ingredients in Vicks VapoRub include cedarleaf oil, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol and turpentine oil.

Q: How often can I use Vicks VapoRub?

A: For cough suppression and nasal decongestion, Vicks VapoRub may be used up to 3-4 times daily. Simply rub a thick layer on your chest and throat. For muscle/joint minor aches and pains, Vicks VapoRub may be applied to the affected area no more than three to four times daily.

Q: Can Vicks VapoRub be used on babies?

A: No. Vicks VapoRub should only be used on children ages two years and up. Vicks BabyRub non-medicated formula can be used to help soothe babies three months and up.

Q: Does Vicks VapoRub expire?

A: Yes. Do not use Vicks VapoRub beyond the expiration date on the package.

Q: Can I heat Vicks VapoRub?

A: No. You should not heat or microwave the product. Do not add Vicks VapoRub to hot water or any container where heating water. Doing so may cause splattering and result in burns.


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