Vicks Vaporub is used as a topical medicine for relieving cough and cold for up to 8 hours. Vicks Vaporub provides an effective and long-lasting solution for cold symptoms. It acts as a multi-symptom relief agent to prevent blocked nose, cough, breathing difficulty, headache, body ache and muscular stiffness.
Q1. Is Vicks Vaporub effective on all kinds of coughs?
Ans: Vicks Vaporub is effective on coughs associated with the common cold. However, it is not advisable to use it if the cough is chronic and contains a lot of phlegm.
Q2. Does Vicks Vaporub cause any side effects?
Ans: Vicks Vaporub generally do not have any side effects if used as directed. However, the most likely side effects to be caused are skin irritations, rash, redness or hives. If any of these side effects persist, it is advisable to discontinue the medication and contact a physician immediately.
Q3. Can Vicks Vaporub be heated?
Ans: It is strictly advisable to not heat or microwave Vicks Vaporub. Do not add Vicks Vaporub to hot water or any container while heating the water. Doing so may result in splattering and cause severe burns.