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What is Vicks VapoRub
Vicks® VapoRub is a topical cough treatment with medicated vapors which is suitable to be utilized by adults and Children from 2 years of age and above.
50 g, 100 g (Regular only) 170 g (Regular only)
Available in two fragrance: Regular and Lemon.
The Condition: Common Cold (Upper Respiratory Disorder)
Common cold could be an infection of the upper respiratory tract (nose and throat). it's always harmless, though you would not feel that way. There are varieties of viruses that can cause a typical cold. Over two hundred virus strains are responsible inflicting the upper respiratory disorder, with rhinoviruses being the foremost common. They unfold through the air at the event of any contact with an infected individual or indirectly through contact with objects within the surroundings, followed by transfer to the mouth or nose.
The primary ways minimising the risk of a common cold is by frequent hand washing and sanitizing; not touching the eyes, nose or mouth with unclean or unsanitized hands; and staying far away from sick individuals. Some proof supports the utilization of face masks.
Children younger than six years are at greater risk of getting the common colds, however healthy adults can be catch the common cold at least 2 or 3 times a yearly annually. Most people become free of a common cold in a seven or ten days. Please note, symptoms may last longer in people who smoke.
Symptoms of a typical cold sometimes reveal itself one to a few days after being exposed to a cold-causing virus. Signs and symptoms, which might vary from person to person, may include:
Runny or stuffy nose
Slight body aches or a light headache
Generally feeling unwell (malaise)
The discharge from your nose might become thicker and yellow or inexperienced in color as a typical cold runs its course. this is not a sign of a microorganism infection.
The Vicks® heritage is not just concerning respiratory disease drugs. It's concerning giving families the chance to continue life, even on sick days for quite one hundred years.
When the Spanish respiratory disease (flu) hit the U.S. from 1918 to 1919, Vicks VapoRub sales skyrocketed from Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD) to Two Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD) in only one year. Sales inflated therefore dramatically that the Vicks plant operated day and night to manage the level of orders received.
How it works
The cough solution works by suppressing and relieving congestion and cold symptoms, treating muscular and joint pain and the rear of the throat. In addition, it contains sedative qualities that helps with sleep.
Difficulty respiration at nighttime
The Family - Vicks VapoRub
Vicks® VapoRub™ Topical Cough Suppressant
Vicks® VapoRub™ Topical Cough solution is the number one selling brand of children's cough cold merchandise acceptable for ages 2 and up, it's a topical cough suppressant with medicated vapors. It starts operating quickly for adults similarly to alleviate cough symptoms.
It temporarily relieved coughs caused by minor throat and cartilaginous tube irritation related to the respiratory disorder on the chest and throat.
It temporarily relieves minor aches and pains of muscles and joints
Vicks® VapoRub™ Topical Cough Suppressant with Lavender Scent
This suppressant is a chest rub that treats coughs and minor aches and pains. VapoRub has three active cough relievers that has been clinically proven to relieve coughs. VapoRub works starts working instantly once applied on the chest or neck. It now has a Lavender Scent.
Regular: Camphor (synthetic) 4.8 percent (%) , Eucalyptus oil 1.2 percent (%), Menthol 2.6 percent (%)
Lemon: Camphor (synthetic) 4.7 percent (%), Eucalyptus oil 1.2 percent (%), Menthol 2.6 percent (%)
Camphor 4.8 percent (%): Is a cough reliever and topical analgesic, it relieves cough caused by minor throat and cartilaginous tube irritation because of a respiratory disorder. In addition, it helps in relieving muscle aches and joint pains.
Eucalyptus Oil 1.2 percent (%): Relieves cough caused by respiratory disorder.
Menthol 2.6 percent (%): Relieves cough caused by minor throat and cartilaginous tube Irritation because of a respiratory disorder. In addition, it helps in relieving muscle aches and joint pains.
Regular: Oil (Cedarleaf, Nutmeg, Turpentine), Petrolatum and Thymol
Lemon: Oil (Cedarleaf, Nutmeg, Turpentine), Petrolatum, Lemon Fragrance and Thymol
Adults and children of two years and above: For cough suppression - rub a thick layer on throat and chest region, cover the area with a warm, dry clothing material if desired, keep vesture loose around the throat and chest region to assist vapors reach the nose and mouth, repeat upto three times daily or as directed by a doctor.
For muscle or joint minor aches and pains: Apply to affected space no more than three to four times daily
Follow as directed.
For external use only; Avoid contact with eyes.
If applying to feet, keep feet coated to stop accidental intake of product. Avoid contact with eyes.
Do not use directly on face or on a broken skin.
Do apply products in the mouth or nostrils.
Do not heat in water, a vaporizer, a microwave, or on the stove.
Keep this product out of sight or reach of children
Not suitable for children below 2 years
Features & Benefits:
Contains Lemon: Lemon facilitates the body by attempting to interrupt mucous secretion and aid its removal from the system. Lemon is a natural cough solution.
Contains Cedarleaf oil: Also known as cedarwood oil has sedative qualities that helps with sleep. It Soothes and Calm, it is a clinically tested oil for cough relief.
Nutmeg oil: It helps in relieving congestion and cold symptoms, treating muscular and joint pain because it is a superb sedative. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Turpentine oil: Reduces chest congestion once inhaled
Camphor: Relieves cough caused by minor throat and cartilaginous tube irritation because of a respiratory disorder. In addition, it helps in relieving muscle aches and joint pains.
Eucalyptus Oil: it relieves cough caused by minor throat and cartilaginous tube irritation because of a respiratory disorder. In addition, it helps in relieving muscle aches and joint pains.
Menthol: Relieves cough caused by minor throat and cartilaginous tube irritation because of the common cold.
What is Vicks VapoRub used for?
Vicks VapoRub is used to treat symptoms of coughs, colds and flus.
Do I need a prescription to purchase Vicks VapoRub?
No, you do not require a prescription to purchase Vicks VapoRub. However if you are unsure whether this product is right for you, you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.
Can children use Vicks VapoRub?
Vicks VapoRub is suitable for use by adults and children over the age of 2 years old.
How should I store Vicks VapoRub?
You should store Vicks VapoRub in a cool dry place, out of reach from children and at room temperature. This product should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.
What symptoms is Vicks VapoRub able to treat?
Vicks VapoRub is able to provide relief from the following symptoms:
- Runny nose
- Blocked nose
- Stuffy nose
- Body aches
- Sore throat
- Dry throat
How should I apply Vicks VapoRub?
For the treatment of a dry cough you should apply thin and even layers of Vicks VapoRub around the chest and throat area. These areas should then be covered with warm clothing and kept warm to allow for the rub to be absorbed into the skin. This process can be repeated up to 3 times a day.
For the treatment of aches and pains you should apply a thin and even layer of Vicks VapoRub to the aching areas, this can be repeated up to 3 times a day.
Can I apply Vicks VapoRub to all areas of skin?
There are a few areas which must not come into contact with Vicks VapoRub, these include the following:
- Broken skin
- Inflamed skin
- Inside the mouth
- Inside nostrils
- On the face
How long can I use Vicks VapoRub for?
Vicks VapoRub is designed for short term use. You should continue applying the rub until you notice significant improvements and feel a lot better.
What sizes of Vicks VapoRub can I buy?
At Click Pharmacy you are able to purchase Vicks VapoRub in 50g tubs. This size is generally suitable for most people as only a small amount of Vicks VapoRub is required.
Is Vicks VapoRub for external use only?
Vicks VapoRub is designed for external use only. If taken internally in any way you should seek medical assistance as soon as possible.
What should I do if Vicks VapoRub causes irritation?
After using Vicks VapoRub you may experience a slight irritation like feeling. This feeling should only be mild and last a couple of minutes. If it worsens in any way you should wipe off Vicks VapoRub from applied areas and seek medical advice from a professional as soon as possible.
After using Vicks VapoRub you are unlikely to experience side effects. You may experience slight stinging and irritation however this should only last for a couple of minutes. If you experience any of the following:
- Severe stinging
- Severe irritation
- Extreme itching
- Swelling of skin
- Difficulty breathing
You may be experiencing an allergic reaction. In this case you should stop using Vicks VapoRub immediately and seek medical assistance from a professional as soon as possible.
Authored by Jana Abelovska
Last reviewed 20 April 2021
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