Vicks VapoRub is a common remedy used for treating colds and muscle pains. However, due to its antibacterial and analgesic properties, it can be used in alternative ways. For example, it can be used for treating mild earache: put a small amount of the ointment on a cotton ball, and place it in your ear. This will help to ease the pain, but it won’t help if there is an infection. You’ll have to see your doctor if the pain doesn’t go away.
You can also use Vicks VapoRub for:
- Soothing inflamed pimples
- Getting rid of mosquitoes and other insects
- Taking care of your feet
- Stopping pets from scratching furniture
- Treating toenail fungus
- Reducing stretch marks