Vaporizing ointment providing up to eight hours relief and helps relieve distress of colds.
Vicks VapoRub medicated vapours help to relieve nasal congestion, and eases minor muscular aches and pains and coughs due to colds.
Works in two ways; by inhalation with medicinal vapours helping to relieve nasal congestion and by stimulation. Rub in the product and it acts directly on the skin, warming away muscular aches and pains.
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. 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.
Menthol 2.8% w/w,
Camphor 5.3% w/w,
Eucalyptus Oil 1.3% w/w.
Turpentine Oil, Cedar Leaf Oil, Nutmeg Oil and Thymol in a petrolatum base.
Rub On Massage
For best results, try a loving massage. Warm your hands and rub a dab of Vicks VapoRub on your fingertips, then place both hands on your loved one. With fingers flat, stroke up the sternum, around the top of the chest, out to the shoulders, down to the base of the ribs and back to the bottom of the sternum, making a heart shape. When ready, move up to the neck with smooth, slow upward strokes. When finished, keep clothing loose so the vapours can rise to the nose and mouth. May be repeated up to four times a day.
Fill a bowl with steaming water (not boiling) and add 2 teaspoonfuls of VapoRub. Have your sick loved one gently inhale the steaming vapours with a towel over their head and the bowl.
May be repeated up to four times a day. Discard bowl contents after use. Keep children closely supervised at all times.