Monday, 28 November 2016

Hardly Known uses of Vicks Vaporub

    Vicks vaporub a mentholated topical cough and cold medicine with medicated vapors. A classic, Vicks Vaporub has been around for over a century and is a staple in many households. It starts working super quickly for adults, as well, to relieve cough symptoms. VapoRub was originally manufactured by the family-owned company Richardson-Vicks, Inc., based in Greensboro, North Carolina. Richardson-Vicks was sold to Procter & Gamble in 1985 and is now known as Vicks.VicksVapoRub is currently manufactured and packaged in India and Mexico.
The active ingredients in Vicks VapoRub are camphor (a cough suppressant and topical analgesic), eucalyptus oil (a cough suppressant) and menthol (a cough suppressant and topical analgesic). The inactive ingredients in Vicks VapoRub include cedar leaf oil, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol and turpentine oil.
Here are some of the surprising, yet amazing uses of Vicks Vapor Rub –Let’s take a look at the list below for a few clever ways that people use Vicks in their everyday lives.

Insect repellent & Treats Mosquito bites:

Mosquitoes are the true menace that annoys all the people, across the globe. There is no place which is 100% free of mosquitoes. Their buzz is annoying and the scratching after they bite you, even more so. So when you find yourself in a place full of mosquitoes, without a proper mosquito repellent, you can use Vicks to repel them. Just apply small dabs of Vicks to your skin and clothes and the smell of the menthol in it will repel the mosquitoes. Even if a mosquito bites you, you can apply Vicks over the bite and then cover it with the band-aid to avoid itching and scratching.

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Minor Muscles and joint pains:  

Vicks VapoRub may also be applied to muscles and joints to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains. All you have to do is take a generous amount of Vicks and apply it on the area where the muscles are hurting and massage the area for a few minutes. The massaging and the ointment both work in tandem to increase the circulation of blood and this helps almost instantly. It is better if this is done right before you go to sleep so that your over-worked muscles get some rest. The next day, you’ll be up and about in the normal way!

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Treat stretch marks : 

Stretch marks especially caused during pregnancy can be treated with 60-100 percent after using it.Because Vicks VapoRub contains a combination of eucalyptus oil, cedar leaf oil, petrolatum, camphor and turpentine oil, these oils combine and make overly stretched skin feel softer, while also reducing that dry appearance that makes stretch marks stand out.  

Clear up ACNE :

It might sound mad, but a little Vicks VapoRub can work miracles in clearing up all sorts of skins.
Apply it to a face riddled with acne as a dot several times a day to soothe it and simultaneously dry it out.
A small amount of the product with help the look and discomfort of these skin conditions, and generally help to clear your skin.

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If you have a sinus headache, inhaling the vapors can help open up your clogged passageways. The mentholated scent helps to release pressure. All you need to do is rub a tiny bit of Vicks under your nose. Another method for a non-sinus headache is to rub a small amount onto your temples. It’s thought to relieve the pressure you can feel from your headache.

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Treat a Toenail Fungus:

Here again, many of the compounds in the Vicks ointment are anti-fungal and can work against funky fungal growth in your nails.Apply Vicks with a cotton swab before going to bed and use socks which help vicks to do its work

I read the following article in the “CR Health” department of the March, 2006 issue of Consumer Reports magazine:
“Applying Vicks VapoRub to fungus-infected toenails can clear up the notoriously hard-to-treat condition. Michigan State University clinicians found that applying the product daily to the infected nail cleared the condition in 32 of 85 patients, though it took anywhere from 5 to 16 months…”
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Reduce Nausea:
Due to the medicinal ingredients, the use of mint aromatically and internally has been a popular go-to for nausea. Some people use Vicks by rubbing a small line under their noses or creating a facial steam to inhale. The minty/menthol scent has been heard to quell queasy tummies.
Relief from Burns:
Minors burns such as burns causing while touching the iron box, steam pot, hot pans can be smoothened by applying Vicks. Camphor and other elements in Vicks have the ability to heal burns and numb the pain they cause.
Healing Bruises :
This is actually one of the uses listed on an old Vicks advertisement from the 1920s. Camphor and menthol contain constituents that aid in circulation, which help bruises to heal faster. Rub a little bit of the ointment onto a bruise to aid in healing.

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Use in Shower bombs:
My son loves shower bombs. These days he is suffering from cold many times so I started mixing vicks in the preparation of shower bombs and give him in the hot water tub. Its helps in reducing the cold while he is having fun with same. Add children favorite color to make it more special
In the coming blog posts, I will show you how to prepare shower bombs at home.

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Keep in mind that the majority of these methods aren’t backed by scientific studies, so proceed with diligence and caution. As with any home remedy, know when to seek medical attention for your particular problem.

Tell us in comments for what uses you mostly use Vicks vaporub.


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