Why You Should Keep Vicks Out Of Your Nose. As a pulmonary physician, I can explain the real reason there is a warning against putting Vicks VapoRub in the nostrils. It is not the camphor, but the petrolatum. Petroleum jelly or mineral oil can cause a chronic form of pneumonia when aspirated into the lungs.
In respect to this, can Vicks help with joint pain?
Arthritis Pain. As a topical analgesic, the use of Vicks VapoRub for sore muscles and joints is common. While not a cure for arthritis itself, the pain relief offered by Vicks is a simple and affordable option that can help many to experience less discomfort and a greater range of motion.
What all does Vicks help with?
The most common use of Vicks is to decongest your chest and throat area. When applied to the upper chest, it provides excellent relief of cough and congestion symptoms. Applying Vicks on your feet provides nighttime cough relief. Generously rub VapoRub all over your feet and cover them with socks.
Can you put Vicks in your ear?
Rub VapoRub onto a cotton ball and place it in your ear. According to KSL.com: “For mild earaches, use a small amount of Vicks VapoRub on a cotton ball and put it in your ear for several hours, several times a day. This will help reduce the pain, but it will not clear up a possible infection.”