Side effects of using Vicks Inhaler

Created On : May 7, 2015

What are the possible side effects of using a Vicks Inhaler?

Add Comment

Priya Kumari

  • May 7, 2015

Usually, if you are using more than one medication for a problem, then the interactions of the drugs with each other can lead to disruptions in the normal body functions. Not many possible side effects are known regarding the usage of Vicks Inhaler. Most medications are known to cause some side effect, but not everyone suffers from the same side effects after using a specific medication.

Nasal discomfort is the major problem associated with using a Vicks Vaporub Inhaler.

 

If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding, the medicine is not known to cause major side effects. However, since it is the case with all the medications, you should be seeking correct medical advice from your doctor before applying any kind of medication during these important phases of child rearing. 

Dr. Karuna

  • September 9, 2016

icks Vaporub is NOT meant for children and babies under age the age of 2 years. Any menthol and camphor based product like Vicks Vaporub is toxic and can be harmful to a babies' respiratory system. Recent studies have found that putting Vicks Vaporub under a child’s nose actually makes it harder for the child to breathe. Moreover, it can lead to increase in mucus and congestion, especially in children who have narrow airways when compared to adults.

Add Comment

Login to Add Comment

Email
Password
Comment as Guest

Related Discussions

How Safe is Microwave cooking?

Hi all, We have recently installed a microwave oven in our home. Though I love the food w...

Cancer

Dr Donald John isa cancer surgeon and deals with all types of Cancer. Laparoscopy and Organ prese...

Running Tips In Winters

Hi, It's winter season and I do not want to stop running in the morning. Can you provide ...

Popular Articles

Honey During Pregnancy - Is It Safe?

Honey During Pregnancy - Is It Safe?

Pregnancy tends to bring along a long list of foods that we should consume and should stay away f...
20 Effective Home Remedies for Fairer Skin

20 Effective Home Remedies for Fairer Skin

Jon Keats had written aptly in his poem, ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’. H...
13 Effective Home Remedies for Dry Skin

13 Effective Home Remedies for Dry Skin

Dry and flaky skin can often be experienced all over the year, though they are much more common d...
Chyawanprash- Health Benefits, Ingredients, Dosage, Nutritional Facts, Side Effects

Chyawanprash- Health Benefits, Ingredients, Dosage, Nutritional Facts, Side Effects

Chyawanprash is a name given to an Ayurvedic supplement which is fortified and constituted with v...
Remarkable Benefits of Almonds for Health, Weight Loss & Skin

Remarkable Benefits of Almonds for Health, Weight Loss & Skin

Almonds are one of the most popular tree nuts available all over the world. They are available bo...
Surprising Health Benefits of Balsamic Vinegar

Surprising Health Benefits of Balsamic Vinegar

Balsamic Vinegar was used for the first time in Italy and is known all over the world due to it&r...
Guavas in Pregnancy - Major Health Benefits

Guavas in Pregnancy - Major Health Benefits

Pregnancy tends to bring a lot of cravings amongst women. In case you are expecting, it makes you...
13 Wonderful Health Benefits of Mushrooms

13 Wonderful Health Benefits of Mushrooms

Different kinds of Mushrooms are available in the marketplace for us to savor on! They range from...
Amazing Health Benefits of Gin

Amazing Health Benefits of Gin

Gin’s major constituent are Juniper Berries which offer tremendous health benefits to whoev...
Amazing Health Benefits of Vodka

Amazing Health Benefits of Vodka

Vodka is a very popular drink all over the world and around Europe is seen as a drink which can b...
20 Incredible Benefits of Raisins for Health, Skin & Hair

20 Incredible Benefits of Raisins for Health, Skin & Hair

Raisins have emerged to become an irreplaceable member of the dry fruit category. These small del...
12 Incredible Health Benefits of Persimmon

12 Incredible Health Benefits of Persimmon

Persimmon, though belonging to a category of berries, is not a well known fruit in our country. I...