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8 Surprising Uses of Vicks Vaporub

August 16, 2019


8 Surprising Uses of Vicks Vaporub One of the most used medications for congestion
is Vicks VapoRub, which has been around for over 100 years. This cream is used on the chest, back, and
throat to treat nasal congestion and coughs. Vicks VapoRub helps because it has the active
ingredients camphor, eucalyptus oil, and menthol. It also has inactive ingredients, like cedar
oil leaf, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol, turpentine oil, and lemon fragrance. But Vicks VapoRub has many other uses, besides
for treating nasal congestion and coughs. Here are other helpful ways to use Vicks VapoRub. 1. Treats Headaches Vicks VapoRub can help lessen the pain from
tension or sinus headaches. It can even help treat a migraine headache. This is because of the camphor, eucalyptus
oil, and menthol found in Vicks VapoRub. To use for tension headaches, put some Vicks
VapoRub on your temples and forehead, and rub gently for quick help. 2. Relives Achy Muscles Another great use for Vicks VapoRub is to
soothe sore, overworked and achy muscles. This is because of the menthol in it, which
helps blood flow properly and quickly soothes achy muscles. – Put a nice amount of Vicks VapoRub on the
muscles that are painful. – Rub gently for five minutes. – Wrap the area with a dry, warm towel. – Lie down for some time to let the balm do
its work. – Do this 2- 3 times a day. 3. Soothes Insect Bites If you have chigger, ant, mosquito, or any
other insect bites, Vicks VapoRub can help ease the itchiness and burning feeling. The cooling menthol in Vicks soothes the itching
feeling, and can lessen the risk of blisters and infections. – Wash the area with cool water. – Take some Vicks VapoRub, add a little table
salt to it, and mix it well. – Put it on the painful area. Do it again if needed. 4. Combats Toenail Fungus Vicks VapoRub can also help stop your feet
from getting toenail fungus. The thymol ingredient in Vicks helps stop
the growth of fungus, possibly because of its antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial
properties. A 2011 study written in the Journal of the
American Board of Family Medicine found Vicks VapoRub to have a positive clinical effect
in the treatment of onychomycosis. – Put Vicks Vaporub on the infected toenail,
cover it with a gauze and put on your socks.  – Do this 2- 3 times a day until your nail
turns dark and the toenail grows out. – Then, cut off the dark part. – Keep putting on Vicks for a few more weeks
to get rid of any leftover fungus or bacteria. Note: Make sure your toenail is fully dry
before putting on Vicks. 5. Clear Acne Vicks VapoRub is one of the easiest ways to
clear acne problems. The menthol in it can ease pain and swelling. It can also help in clearing up acne in a
few days. – Put a small amount of Vicks VapoRub on the
hurt area. – Leave it on for about 30 minutes. – Wash it off with lukewarm water. – Do this 3 times a day for a few days until
your skin is free of acne. 6. Treats Cracked Heals To keep your heels healthy, smooth, and free
of cracks, Vicks VapoRub is a great help. Because of its menthol, camphor, and turpentine
oil ingredients, this cream traps in moisture and heals cracked heels. – Soak your feet in lukewarm water for 10
minutes before going to bed. – Scrub the cracked areas with a pumice stone
for a couple of minutes to get rid of dead skin cells. – Wash the area with clean water and pat dry
well. – Put some Vicks on your feet and heels, and
rub gently. – Put on your socks, and wear them overnight. – In the morning, wash your feet with warm
water. – Do this every night until your cracked heels
are fully healed. 7. Treats Warts Vicks is also great for treating warts, especially
periungual warts. 8 Surprising Uses of Vicks Vaporub One of the most used medications for congestion
is Vicks VapoRub, which has been around for over 100 years. This cream is used on the
chest, back, and throat to treat nasal congestion and coughs. Vicks VapoRub helps because it has the active
ingredients camphor, eucalyptus oil, and menthol. It also has inactive ingredients, like cedar
oil leaf, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol, turpentine oil, and lemon fragrance. But Vicks VapoRub has many other uses, besides
for treating nasal congestion and coughs. Here are other helpful ways to use Vicks VapoRub. 1. Treats Headaches Vicks VapoRub can help lessen the pain from
tension or sinus headaches. It can even help treat a migraine headache. This is because
of the camphor, eucalyptus oil, and menthol found in Vicks VapoRub. To use for tension headaches, put some Vicks
VapoRub on your temples and forehead, and rub gently for quick help. 2. Relives Achy Muscles Another great use for Vicks VapoRub is to
soothe sore, overworked and achy muscles. This is because of the menthol in it, which
helps blood flow properly and quickly soothes achy muscles. – Put a nice amount of Vicks VapoRub on the
muscles that are painful. – Rub gently for five minutes.
– Wrap the area with a dry, warm towel. – Lie down for some time to let the balm do
its work. – Do this 2- 3 times a day. 3. Soothes Insect Bites If you have chigger, ant, mosquito, or any
other insect bites, Vicks VapoRub can help ease the itchiness and burning feeling.
The cooling menthol in Vicks soothes the itching feeling, and can lessen the risk of blisters
and infections. – Wash the area with cool water.
– Take some Vicks VapoRub, add a little table salt to it, and mix it well. – Put it on the
painful area. Do it again if needed. 4. Combats Toenail Fungus Vicks VapoRub can also help stop your feet
from getting toenail fungus. The thymol ingredient in Vicks helps stop
the growth of fungus, possibly because of its antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial
properties. A 2011 study written in the Journal of the
American Board of Family Medicine found Vicks VapoRub to have a positive clinical effect
in the treatment of onychomycosis. – Put Vicks Vaporub on the infected toenail,
cover it with a gauze and put on your socks.  – Do this 2- 3 times a day until your nail
turns dark and the toenail grows out. – Then, cut off the dark part.
– Keep putting on Vicks for a few more weeks to get rid of any leftover fungus or bacteria.
Note: Make sure your toenail is fully dry before putting on Vicks. 5. Clear Acne Vicks VapoRub is one of the easiest ways to
clear acne problems. The menthol in it can ease pain and swelling. It can also help in
clearing up acne in a few days. – Put a small amount of Vicks VapoRub on the
hurt area. – Leave it on for about 30 minutes.
– Wash it off with lukewarm water. – Do this 3 times a day for a few days until
your skin is free of acne. 6. Treats Cracked Heals To keep your heels healthy, smooth, and free
of cracks, Vicks VapoRub is a great help. Because of its menthol, camphor, and turpentine
oil ingredients, this cream traps in moisture and heals cracked heels. – Soak your feet in lukewarm water for 10
minutes before going to bed. – Scrub the cracked areas with a pumice stone
for a couple of minutes to get rid of dead skin cells.
– Wash the area with clean water and pat dry well.
– Put some Vicks on your feet and heels, and rub gently.
– Put on your socks, and wear them overnight. – In the morning, wash your feet with warm
water. – Do this every night until your cracked heels
are fully healed. 7. Treats Warts Vicks is also great for treating warts, especially
periungual warts. The menthol, thymol and eucalyptus oil in it helps kill the virus
that causes warts. They also help shrink and dry out warts. To use, put a nice amount of Vicks VapoRub
on the area. Then cover it with a gauze, and wear socks, or cover it with duct tape. Leave
it on for a few hours, or even overnight. Do this for about a week or until the wart
falls off. Note: Before you put on Vicks VapoRub, make
sure your feet are fully dry. 8. Diminishes Stretch Marks Try using Vicks VapoRub to lighten ugly stretch
marks. Because it has methanol and eucalyptus oil, Vicks can naturally help fade stretch
marks. The cedar leaf oil, petrolatum, camphor, and turpentine oil help lessen skin dryness
that make stretch marks stand out. Also, it has the anti-inflammatory parts of eucalyptus,
which lightens stretch marks and other small scars. – Put a small amount of VapoRub on the skin
where you have obvious stretch marks. – Rub in circular motions for a minute.
– Do it two times a day for a few weeks to get noticeable results. If you like the video, give it a thumbs up
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100 Comments

  • Reply POURNAMI October 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Acen treatment,I am not sure..dis use

  • Reply Josephine Ferraro October 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    used it for year sense children hood I still use it sense I got older haven't stopped great product hope never go out of business keep going thank for take care me over the years

  • Reply sharmina sharmina October 22, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    thx…for..msg

  • Reply Yakoob 9837707328 October 22, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Good Yaqoob

  • Reply cedrick samaniego October 22, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    I've used it as sexual lubricant👬👫 one super hot🔥 summer. Awesome feeling, just not for everyone lol

  • Reply Tina Latina October 22, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    PI J HELL YEAH THATS A MUST IN A LATIN HOME

  • Reply LaBelleCongolese October 22, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    great video…

  • Reply Aries 1993 October 22, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Did anyone try it for acne ???

  • Reply Mara Venu October 22, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    i noticed bugs don't bite when u have it on

  • Reply Jenni Ramirez October 22, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    The Hispanic cure for everything lol my husband puts it on my back and it definitely helps with the last trimester back/hip pains

  • Reply Vegan Military Mom October 22, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    anyone using this as an acne treatment needs to talk to a dermatologist. My derm told me avoid all products with petroleum and lanolin. This is because these oils clog pores. Don't trust everything on the internet do your research and see a professional.

  • Reply ALICIA SANCHEZ October 22, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    I've been using vick's for years for rheumatoid arthiritis pain & fibromyalgia pain. It works excellent! Excellent for reducing inflamation & relieving aches & pain!

  • Reply Ursula. M October 22, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I normally don't have acne but one stupid pimple appear from no where and I put Vicks and 2 days disappear! So is true.

  • Reply Lighthouse October 22, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    You missed this one, it heals and stops athletes foot, I used to buy these expensive treatments but one day lacking any propriety athletes foot ointment I tried vapour rub and it worked a treat, I have used it ever since.

  • Reply Angelique Le-Rada October 22, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    we know where your hands have been

  • Reply Tiffany Kim Jiles October 23, 2016 at 1:40 am

    does it really works for pimples and stretch marks? did anyone try it?

  • Reply aninkcrush October 23, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Vicks is banned in Europe

  • Reply Maria Majid October 23, 2016 at 3:21 am

    will it help fading eczema scars?

  • Reply Dave Vester October 23, 2016 at 4:33 am

    Removes ticks from your body while they are busy suckin the blood out of you..Spread it all over him while he is busy…I have used it several different times and in about 5 minutes he pulls his own head out and leaves because  he cant breathe…good stuff….

  • Reply Actively So! Claudia October 23, 2016 at 5:31 am

    I once applied it on my lower tummy during menstrual pains. it worked wonders. … I had a very terrible unbearable pain. since then I stay away from it

  • Reply Simply Sookie October 23, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Where do i buy this in holland?

  • Reply ladoo khan October 23, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Ye kis liy hy mjy smj nai i urdu m koi bta skta hy pls .

  • Reply Phantom Boy October 23, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I use Vicks daily. I just can't stop myself from smelling the strong menthol of Vicks.

  • Reply Cheryl A October 23, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Wow, I knew some of these already but didn't know about the insect bites, acne, for cracked heals, treats warts and for fading stretch marks. Very interesting.

  • Reply Simona October 23, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I use it for my lungs. A great product!

  • Reply Swati Gupta October 23, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    can we do exercise after applying vicks on stretch marks….

  • Reply Geleesa D October 23, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    put on lips for overnight treatment. scrub off with wash cloth in the morning and add chapstick for smooth soft shiny lips!

  • Reply Tan Lan October 23, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I need to go and buy a tub of vicks…

  • Reply Chedo Tech October 23, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    this is toxic.
    already baned in america.

  • Reply Tika Olga October 23, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    It is more knowledge,For me.

  • Reply Tina Latina October 23, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    HELL NO U CRAZY

  • Reply Delilah Kimmel October 23, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    i use it for scalp. Gets rid of dry skin and makes hair healthy.

  • Reply Robin Bush October 23, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    I love Vicks vapo rub. I put it under my nose in the winter and I can breathe easier. I have asthma and it doesn't bother me I love the smell

  • Reply Motion RC October 23, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Brooke Hamacher Ramsey

  • Reply sakai lee October 23, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    They also make your lips smooth at night put a medium to thick coat on and it should absorb and in the morning put a small-medium coat on and wait 2 mins and rub your lips with a spare face rag or something

  • Reply rohith bandara October 23, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    can this really helps to get rid of stretch marks? ?

  • Reply Louie Ramos October 23, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    FOR QUICK RELIEF FROM A BAD SINUS HEADACHE TRY INHALING VICKS IN A BOWL OR OLD JAR WITH STEAM !IT WORKS FAST !THEY NOW HAVE. LEMON SCENT VICKS YUMMY !:-)

  • Reply Jo Scarface October 24, 2016 at 1:05 am

    I rub it on my menthol cigarette, so my lungs can heal it's holes..

  • Reply Darlene Echols October 24, 2016 at 2:05 am

    Isn't it also used in nostrils by those whose careers bring them in close proximity to decaying flesh, to camaflouge some of the foul smell?
    Hope I never need to test its effectiveness in that capacity,LOL!
    But I do use it to ease the discomfort of dry eyes! Not in them of course, but the vapors help my eyes to water a bit for some relief

  • Reply J. G. Q. Orijuela-Sancho October 24, 2016 at 3:24 am

    I grew up using it for several reasons. I always have it. It really works for me.

  • Reply Keith Webb October 24, 2016 at 3:25 am

    When you are sick put vicks on your feet and where socks overnight. It helps to bring the gunk up from your lungs works for me even gets rid of sinus infection.

  • Reply Katherine Canon October 24, 2016 at 3:49 am

    do still make the cough drops?

  • Reply Rose Cortez October 24, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Yes I used it for everything, like my mom, and grandma, it works😀

  • Reply monique dunkley October 24, 2016 at 4:48 am

    does it really remove stretch marks?

  • Reply Michelle Rosa October 24, 2016 at 11:19 am

    How is that natural when they kill animals for it? Animals suffered a painful death for this product.

  • Reply Daniela Jasso October 24, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Mexican's #1 remedy for everythingggg lol.

  • Reply kiya kiyu October 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    hello…i want ask u something plz rpely for me…on my face…i have …. point point …after it come black it well not went i can use ….vapour rub.?,,
    if i can tell me plz how i use it….plz ..tell .me……thanks….

  • Reply Lola Wants October 24, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    terrible sound!

  • Reply Jonathan Campbell October 24, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    I was told by a client that she used Vicks on her dog to kill fleas. She said they rubbed the vicks all over the dog and the fleas climbed to the ends of the hair and fell off dead. She has said the dog hasn't had an outbreak of them every again. However, everytime the dog smells the Vicks it bolts into the opposite direction.

  • Reply Gina 007 October 24, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    hat das jemand ausprobiert bei akne?

  • Reply Apoorva Rangaraju October 24, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Just use "eucalyptus oil" instead of vicks. 😛

    Dont use it on ACNE !!!

  • Reply Francis Barca October 25, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Your voice has a very calming effect. I use it also for various reasons that happen. Never thought of it for worts of which I have two small ones on the top of my hand. Never had any before. I'll try it. One comment mentions Listerine. That also has many other uses besides mouthwash. It can be a great scalp invigorating tonic and helps eliminate itching and even dandruff. Yep, a lot of the old fashioned home grown remedies do work wonders! Oh, just in case some one hasn't tried these things may I just say don't use them on your "privy" parts. Liked and subbed.

  • Reply nico nogales October 25, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Is this really good in acne?

  • Reply Crystal of Twin Star Enterprises October 25, 2016 at 3:23 am

    my mom put it under my nose to clear congestion. when we moved with my step dad he said put it on my chest. that worked better. and it really does help to nail fungus. i did NOT know it helped insect bites. i'm trying it on my no see um bites

  • Reply L B H October 25, 2016 at 4:54 am

    I'm from Central America and we use vicks for everything. Mom, I got headache – go get the vicks. Mom, my tummy hurts- get the vicks. Mom, I got a toothache- get the vicks. My throat hurts, mommy- just swallow some vicks. Mmmomm – get the damn vicks!

  • Reply Jahjela Alenezi October 25, 2016 at 5:17 am

    its super good for cold sore too..(night fever).

  • Reply Candy Serrano October 25, 2016 at 6:16 am

    That is the famous Latin remedy xD mi mama si sabe!

    This can cure a blind person, paralyzed individual or a child with miss conduct and in a stinky place this is a cure for All Things!!!

    XD

  • Reply Sunita Bhandari October 25, 2016 at 8:15 am

    is it helpfull for removing stretch marks due to gaining in weight?

  • Reply Ebor Bamon October 27, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    do it really work on acne

  • Reply Naneth Alvarado October 27, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I always have Vicks Vaporub besides my bed cause if I can't sleep I put Vicks outside my nose and it helps me sleep.

  • Reply Realladi 228 October 30, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    I put it under my nose or in my nose when my nose is dry and I can't breathe due to a head cold or dryness…helps to fall asleep since it clears the nasal path instantly…

  • Reply Daniel Mooney October 31, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Super informative video, definately going to try some of these, Thanks for posting.

  • Reply Velociraptor Brunetti November 2, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Long time ago I used vapour on my toes to get rid of fungus and it worked! It took half a month for improvement! 😊

  • Reply Rhonda Williams November 2, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Is metholatum the same?

  • Reply Honey Santos November 5, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    i actually hate vicks but now thanks for this vedio.I'm gonna get this before i go hom and try….

  • Reply SkyeDayz November 8, 2016 at 1:08 am

    im sick wearing vicks right now XD but vicks all around your neck then put a sock around your neck like a cast and pin it together. it works very well and it leaves a very cool feeling on your neck

  • Reply Kath Palomiano November 13, 2016 at 10:38 am

    does this work?

  • Reply Sam Johnson November 14, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    I use it when I make powdered toast. Never ever, ever, touch your sack with Vicks on your fingers. Thanks for the video, very informative. Sam.

  • Reply Bart van den Bos November 23, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Do you have a remedie for tik feet above the foot ? it is more water

  • Reply Charaqat November 24, 2016 at 4:26 am

    Well. I never thought magic was real. Apparently it is in the form of a cream in a plastic container at the store down the street in every country in the world.

  • Reply DES FITZGERALD November 29, 2016 at 1:00 am

    i do not use vick's sinex or vick's anything anymore.
    why?
    because proctor and gamble own vick.
    and proctor gamble test ALL their products on animals.
    and another thing.
    the original name of the co -founder was VICK, not vicks.
    and no one seems to know anymore what an APOSTROPHE is.

  • Reply Moo-ting December 6, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    it work wonders for mosquitos bites, menstrual pain and stomach ache, even migraines for me! but i didnt know it could be use for acne as well until my friend tried this and her skin now look as flawless as baby skin bc all her scars redness and pimples had completely gone. no lie!

  • Reply Yita Dee January 10, 2017 at 12:36 am

    I use Vicks in my soup for more flavor……:)

  • Reply gingerlori52 January 17, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Great info, but background 'music' is a real turnoff.

  • Reply Jazzshampoo January 18, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    It's made my feet soft where nothing else worked. I noticed a difference after the first time

  • Reply atomic mama March 10, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Tiger Balm is even better :^)

  • Reply Pagal Jin March 16, 2017 at 9:38 am

    is it helpful to remove scars

  • Reply A roumi March 16, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you for the info

  • Reply Regina Ismail April 20, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    acha maneno weka muziki

  • Reply Rowena Rocafort April 26, 2017 at 5:47 am

    Since I was a child my mother used Vicks Vaporub when I was sick by massaging my whole body and I feel sleep until now I was using vicks at night putting it on my noes, massage it on my chest and my back. I love my vicks vaporub

  • Reply sandy moonstone May 25, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    "The balm?! " "who told you to use the balm?! " " I didn't tell you to use the balm " .
    Name the TV show .

  • Reply Cinda Rella May 25, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    When allergy season is upon us, I noticed that any allergy medicines never worked for me so I thought I would try Vicks VapoRub (what do I have to loose?) so I put it on the tip of my nose and right above my upper lip that is the closest to my nose and IT REALLY WORKED! I stopped sneezing and I was able to enjoy the outdoors again! Thanks to whoever invented this miracle treatment!

  • Reply Gokul Kumar June 3, 2017 at 9:29 am

    can it be used for clearing red pimple marks on face?

  • Reply guillermina garcia trigo June 11, 2017 at 5:13 am

    porfavor pongan las recetas en español tambien gracias

  • Reply Mo Moreno June 21, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Being using vicks for my scar for a long time, doesn't help, so I don't know how can it treat stretch marks but not scars?

  • Reply De'Asia simone August 17, 2017 at 1:02 am

    Who need meds home remedies are the best ! ❤️

  • Reply cynae lol September 1, 2017 at 3:50 am

    wow I have a whole jar in my cabinet… now I'm about to use it😂

  • Reply Iris Williams September 6, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, YOU SAVED MY SKIN MORE THAN YOU KNOW!!!

    "PEACE,LOVE, AND LONG HEALTHY , SAFE LIFE"

  • Reply نور نور September 21, 2017 at 2:21 am

    اللي جرب الفكس للحبوب وجاب معه نتيجه يتكلم الله يسعدكم

  • Reply Moonlight 920 October 30, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Why da fuck do you need that much vick god damm

  • Reply Angel Magalona January 9, 2018 at 2:45 am

    Thank you

  • Reply Wane & Wax April 27, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Take a hot Shower immediately upon discovering you have sunburn, and while your skin is still HOT from THAT shower, smear Vicks Vapor Rub all over the sunburnt areas before the pores close up again.

  • Reply Sunnygirl911 Miranda911 June 6, 2018 at 12:31 am

    This is great, Thanks for the info..

  • Reply keith wilson October 16, 2018 at 6:51 am

    i know im geting old using vicks daily im hooked on it lol it is under rated

  • Reply BlinkReveluvArmyExol BRAE November 8, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    i just know all these benefits , and im so lucky to have 3 vicks at home XD , i usually use it for stretch marks and to relieve my cold .

  • Reply John Contos November 18, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    better than a nightmare from elm in bengazi οχι ея

  • Reply frank franko November 22, 2018 at 4:50 am

    Vicks is good to loss weight 👍Rub on ur food 🦋🌈👍

  • Reply bonesjustice08 January 13, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    I use vics for my skin, Tinea versicolor. Tried many things, this works the best in my opinion.

  • Reply pauliemay2008 March 30, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    i used vicks on my hives and it always works

  • Reply Lora Lavu April 19, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    it is very good for lips peelings

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