Because of these ingredients, the rub offers that therapeutic effect, making people sleep better at night.
Aside from relief from coughs and a congested nose, it claims to offer other forms of relief including:
- Breathing difficulty
- Muscle stiffness
- Body aches
Applying it to the muscles and joints provides temporary relief from minor aches and pains. Furthermore, some studies also suggest its efficacy in treating other conditions such as toenail fungus.
How to Use Vicks Vaporub
This topical ointment can be used in two different ways:
This is the most common way of using it. Massage gently on the chest, neck, and back to aid in restful sleep even when you have colds. Use it accordingly; 3.5 g for children and 7.5 g for adults.
Some people steam Vicks to provide that soothing aromatic effect. Fill a bowl halfway with steaming water and add 2 teaspoons Vicks VapoRub. Gently inhale the vapors while wearing a towel over your head and holding the bowl. This can aid in the relief of a blocked nose and the alleviation of breathing difficulties. You may repeat this process up to four times per day.
It is important to keep in mind that it is only for external use. You should not use it by mouth, with tight bandages, in nostrils, or even on wounds or damaged skin.