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#1 123glldd

 
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:32 PM

Anyone know if vicks is safe? I mean the vaporub not the lozenges etc. I have a bad cold right now..nervous to take anything for it but wanted to use vaporub for it. Or even if it wasn't safe for application because of possible contamination..do you think it's safe to sniff the jar? lol I don't THINK gluten carries in vapor?
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#2 Lisa

 
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:52 PM

Anyone know if vicks is safe? I mean the vaporub not the lozenges etc. I have a bad cold right now..nervous to take anything for it but wanted to use vaporub for it. Or even if it wasn't safe for application because of possible contamination..do you think it's safe to sniff the jar? lol I don't THINK gluten carries in vapor?


I can't imagine that Vick's Vaporub would be a gluten concern. Feel better soon. :)

Vicks VapoRub ointment regular, active ingredients - Camphor 4.8%, Eucalyptus oil 1.2%, and Menthol 2.6%.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:31 PM

Depending on where you are putting it I may or may not worry about it. But because it is Vicks and because some of their products do contain gluten, if you are truly worried I would call and confirm that it is processed in a gluten free facility. My mother used to rub it on my little brother's chest at bedtime when he got super sick in the winters. I do know people though who put a dab on their upper lip, which would for obvious reasons be unsafe if it isn't gluten free.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:46 PM

Anyone know if vicks is safe? I mean the vaporub not the lozenges etc. I have a bad cold right now..nervous to take anything for it but wanted to use vaporub for it. Or even if it wasn't safe for application because of possible contamination..do you think it's safe to sniff the jar? lol I don't THINK gluten carries in vapor?


As Lisa stated, Vick's Vapor Rub is safe to use. There is no gluten in the ingredients and most importantly of all......would you really want to get that into your mouth? ;) :o
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:01 PM

I know this sounds crazy, but you can google it and see - the BEST place to put Vicks when you have a cold is on the soles of your feet! Seriously. I don't know why but it works better than on your chest.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

I know this sounds crazy, but you can google it and see - the BEST place to put Vicks when you have a cold is on the soles of your feet! Seriously. I don't know why but it works better than on your chest.


That might have something to do with acupuncture pressure points and the meridian in your body. You know, if you are trying to quit smoking, they use acu-points in the ear lobe. That's my guess! :D
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

I know this sounds crazy, but you can google it and see - the BEST place to put Vicks when you have a cold is on the soles of your feet! Seriously. I don't know why but it works better than on your chest.


I do this all the time! Even on my daughter using the baby Vicks. According to SNOPES, some scientists did research to see why it works, but they couldn't figure it out. They just determined that it works 100% of the time.
(Also, If you put garlic between your toes, within a few minutes you can taste the garlic in your mouth. CRAZY!)
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