Vicks VapoRub is very popular and frequently used by many people. This is a non prescribed treatment that assists in treating ailments by usage of vapors. It treats cough, congestion through inhalation, and it is an efficient topical analgesic. It contains three main constituents: camphor, menthol and eucalyptus oil which according to Bridie Cavanaugh at eHow help in treating the above mentioned conditions.
However, there are still more health benefits that this product can provide you with:
Earaches usually appear due to an ear infection or a common cold. Nonetheless, the pain is quite severe especially during the night thus causing sleepless nights. You can use Vicks VapoRub for pain relief. Just put some of it on a cotton ball, place it in the ear, and let it stay during the night.
Headaches,when a common headache is concerned apply some Vicks on the temples, however if a sinus headache occursput a bit of this ointment under the nose and breathe in slowly and deeply. In both cases your pain will be soothed.
Muscle aches, apply the ointment on the affected area and massage it. For better results use warm and dry towel, wrap the painful area, and leave it to stay for some period of time.
Cracked heels are really a nuisance especially when women are concerned. You can use Vicks and massage the problematic areas. Let it stay during the night; in the morning rinse your feet with warm water and exfoliate with pumice stone. The result will be nice, soft heels.
Vicks heals bruises and minor cuts due to improved blood circulation triggered by applying the ointment. For minor cuts, apply it round them and the healing process will be quickened. Do not use it for open wounds and damaged skin. For bruises, apply a thin layer of Vicks and salt.
Preventing animals from scratching your furniture, all you have to do is to dab the furniture with it. In that way your doors, chairs, couch, curtains will be saved from scratches.
Used as insect repellent, you can rub it where the insect bites are thus relieving yourself from itching. Likewise, you can apply it on your clothes and skin preventing insect bites.
Fights toenail fungus by applying it and rubbing it on the affected areas. Perform this withVicks VapoRub two to three times a day, every day for few weeks or even few months.
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