5 Uses of VapoRub

What is Vaporub?

VapoRub is a massage ointment. This ointment contains 3 active components: menthol, eucalyptus and camphor. This ointment is intended for topical use on the skin.

Who can use Vaporub?

VapoRub can be used by children over 2 years and adults. It is advisable to consult a doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have a chronic cough or if you have been diagnosed with emphysema. You should not use Vaporub if you have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients contained in camphor, eucalyptus oil or menthol. It must not be used by children under 2 years.

What is Vaporub used for?

This ointment helps with all the symptoms of colds and flu. It can be rubbed on muscles and joints to reduce pain. It is advisable to use it at bedtime, so that it can work at night. The natural essential oils contained in Vaporub alleviate the symptoms of sinusitis, rhinitis, rheumatic pain, bronchitis, chest pain, muscle aches, sports injuries.

  • To facilitate breathing

For this purpose, it is easiest to help by applying it under the nose, chest or throat. When applied to the upper chest, it relieves coughing and other symptoms of shortness of breath. By applying under the nose it works by increasing airway patency and also leading to nasal congestion.

  • Apply this ointment on the feet

Believe it or not, rubbing this ointment on your feet also helps relieve coughing. Apply a large amount of foot ointment and put on socks. After a short time you will feel a light cough. Although there is no direct scientific research supported by evidence, some people who have used it in this way claim that it is effective.

  • Muscle pain

Vaporub relieves muscle pain. This fat helps increase circulation. Apply a larger amount and rub on the spot for 5 – 10 minutes.

  • Nail fungus

If you suffer from nail fungus, rub the nail polish. If your nail darkens in a few days, it means that the fat has destroyed the gills. In this way, apply the ointment for two weeks, in order to destroy the bacteria and fungi permanently.

  • Headache

If you have a headache, apply Vaporub ointment on the temple and forehead. Menthol will relieve the pressure in the head and thus relieve you of the headache. Use the ointment whenever you feel a headache.

Side effects from using Vaporub.

Because the drug is applied topically to the skin, it may cause irritation, rash or redness of the skin. If you notice any of these side effects, stop using Vaporub immediately, wash it off with water and see your family doctor. If you experience difficulty breathing, go to the nearest emergency room immediately. Never apply Vaporub on damaged skin with wounds or other skin diseases. There are side effects to all medications, preparations and ointments. In the end, not every organism and every skin is the same. So if you notice any abnormal changes in you after using this ointment, stop using it immediately and visit your family doctor or pharmacist.