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Side effect of vicks

Premium Questions

Dr. Hariom Sharma MD

I use Vicks Vapor Rub in my nose alot! I want to know if there's a BAD side effect as I have been woken up before w/ the smell of gas in my nose! ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Hariom Sharma ( ENT Specialist)
Dr. Sumit Bhatti MD

Hi doctor, Does continues use of inhalers ( Vicks ) have any bad affects in the long run? I use it 3-4 times a day. Some days I don’t use it at all. Mostly I use it just after bath and before going ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Sumit Bhatti ( ENT Specialist)
Dr. Arun MD

My daughter has consumed a very little bit of vicks ... She was given 4 drops of zyertec before that for cough n cold ... Please advise if any problem. Its has been 30 minutes and she is fine. She is 18 months ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Arun ( Pediatrician)
Dr. Vaishalee Punj MD

My baby was having a lot of cough so my parents applied vicks vaporub on chest and back. There is relief in cough but is it safe to apply it to 11 months old baby? ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.   Arnab Banerjee MD

I accidentally swallowed some Vicks vapor steam for a hot most vaporizer. I was half asleep and it was dark in the room. I'm very congested in my sinuses so I could not smell it. I called poison control ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee ( Critical Care Specialist)

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Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu MD

I took Vicks Sinex capsuls, a fthree day supply in the carton, and had a most severe side effect which split my scalp open. Now I would like to know what remedies Vicks company reccomends?... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu ( Internal Medicine Specialist)
Dr. Shoaib Khan MD

of sleep will i have a problem with mucinex-d or vicks inhaler, they both say not to use for very long. tks ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Shoaib Khan ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.  Antoneta Zotaj MD

I used Vicks under my nose last night. When I woke up this morning the side of my left nostril felt burned, when I look in the mirror, on the side of my nostril where it burns is all red, also ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Antoneta Zotaj ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Ashwin Baliga MD

hi my 2 year old got a hold of a small container of vicks babyrub and has coated herself in it ... it was on her for a little bit before i discovered what was up... i have given her a bath to remove as much as i ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Ashwin Baliga ( Pediatrician)
Dr. aravind MD

Good Morning! I feel like I rubbed Vicks on my neck , left side of my chest/ breast and left ... am asleep and lay down on my right side, then starts again, when I am dressed to go to work. My ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. aravind ( Dietitian & Nutritionist)

Mobile Questions and Answers

Dr. Namala Bharadwaj MD

hello dear thanks for your query there are no much side effects if its applied as external application on chest. regards.

Dr. Sudhir MD

Hello, apart from giving some soothing effect, vicks wont help much.There is no harm in using it though.For chest and throat infection you need to take course of antibiotics and then recheck with doctor to...