Vicks Vaporub Ointment helps relieve distress of colds for up to 8 hours.
Directions / Dosage
For temporary relief of nasal congestion and coughs associated with colds. Use on chest and throat. Rub on a thick layer at night and/or morning. Keep clothing loose to let the vapours rise to the nose and mouth. May be covered with a dry, soft cloth is desired.Steaming application method:Part fill a bowl with steaming water (not boiling) and add 2 teaspoons of Vaporub. Then gently inhale the steaming vapours with a towel over your head and bowl. Children should be closely supervised to avoid scalding. May be repeated up to 4 times a day. Discard bowl contents after each use.For temporary relief of minor muscular aches and pains. Use on sore muscles. Rub into skin up to 4 times a day or as directed by a doctor.
The active ingredients in Vicks VapoRub work in two ways:1. By inhalation - Medicinal vapours help relieve nasal congestion.2. By stimulation - Rub in. Acts directly on the skin, warming away muscular aches and pains.
Active ingredients:Menthol 2.8% w/w,Camphor 5.3% w/w,Eucalyptus Oil 1.3% w/w.Also contain Turpentine Oil, Cedar Leaf Oil, Nutmeg Oil and Thymol in a petrolatum base.
Do not heat directly or place in any container in which you are heating water. Never expose vaporub to flame or use in a microwave oven. Such improper use may cause harm/burns. In cases of accidental ingestion, seek medical assistance of contact a Poison Information Centre immediately. Use care when using with hot/steaming water to avoid scalding.Use only as directed. If fever is present or symptoms persist, consult a physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not take by mouth or place in nostrils. Not to be used on children under 2 years of age unless directed by a physician. Discontinue use if irritation develops. Do not apply to wounds or damaged skin. Do not bandage tightly or use with heating pads.
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