Today’s medicine is focused on pills and tablets that are chemically made. Vicks VapoRub is a little bit different from today’s medicine because it treats the ailments. In case someone is not familiar with Vicks, it is actually an American brand of over-the-counter medications owned by the American company Procter & Gamble. The Vicks brand produces Formula 44 cough medicines, cough drops, Vicks VapoRub and a number of inhaled breathing treatments. The three most used ingredients in Vicks are camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol. Now that you know what the Vicks brand produces and in which cases their products are used, this article will show you a different usage of VapoRub. Here are some:
1. Toenail fungus – Rub the infected toenail with VapoRub at least two to three times daily as long as the results are noticeable, so it may take weeks or months.
2. Cracked heels – Apply it to the damaged areas on the heels and balls of your feet and massage it every evening and you should try to sleep with socks on. When you wake up in the morning, rinse the product off with warm water and exfoliate with pumice stone.
3. Muscle aches – Massage the muscles that are painful with this product and after that wrap them in a dry and warm towel for a short period of time.
4. Soothe earaches – If you follow the treatment that doctors recommended you for solving this problem you might have difficulties in finishing your daily activities. If you want to ease the pain at home, all you will need is a cotton ball and Vicks VapoRub. Apply VapoRub on the cotton ball and place it in your ear and leave it like that for the whole night or until your pain is gone.
5. Headaches – Apply some VapoRub to your temples and the pain will be gone if the headache is not a cause of much more serious disease. And put ointment under your nose and breathing in deeply and slowly in case of sinus headache.
6. Keep animals at bay – If you want to keep your doors, couch and curtains unscratched you should dab your furniture with Vicks.
7. Heal bruises and minor cuts – All you will have to do is to apply thin layer of Vicks and salt to the bruises. This way your blood will circulate faster and in shorter period of time the bruise mark will be dissolved.
8. Repel bugs – Are you bored and disgusted from the bugs? – Just apply a light amount of Vicks to clothing and skin and you will solve the problem. In case of you get bitten from some kind of bug, that spot should be rubbed with ointment.