What is Vicks VapoRub Used For?:
Vicks VopoRub is a topical medication that is applied to the skin to treat coughs, and applied to muscles to relieve aches and pain. Both symptoms are frequently caused by the common cold. There is no documented evidence that it actually alleviates respiratory symptoms, although it may provide the sensation of relief. As a relief for sore muscles, it definitely does provide symptomatic relief.
There are other unconventional ways people use Vicks VapoRub, including using it as a remedy for toenail fungus and even hemorrhoids. These off label uses have not been well studied or approved by the FDA, and may be dangerous.
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