If your baby is under the age of 2, you should never apply Vicks to their chest, nose, feet, or elsewhere. You could try special nonmedicated rub for babies 3 months and older. The blend is dubbed as a “soothing ointment” that contains fragrances of eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender.
Why is Vicks bad for toddlers?
New research appearing in the January issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), shows that Vicks® VapoRub® (VVR) may stimulate mucus production and airway inflammation, which can have severe effects on breathing in an infant or toddler.
Is Vicks safe for 3 year olds?
VapoRub Children’s can be used on all children ages 2 and older to provide safe and effective cough relief so they can sleep. Remember to use as directed and always keep out of your child’s reach.
At what age is Vicks safe?
Vicks VapoRub should only be used on children ages two years and over. Vicks BabyRub may be used on babies three months and over.
Can Vicks hurt your lungs?
Vicks has been reported to cause inflammation in the eyes, mental status changes, lung inflammation, liver damage, constriction of airways and allergic reactions.
Why is Vicks banned?
The product was one of 344 drug combinations, including several antibiotics and analgesics, that India ordered to be prohibited, saying that a government-appointed panel of experts had found the combinations lacked “therapeutic justification”.