Vicks Vaporub is an anticold medicament which is widely used all around the world. It is a topical ointment used for the treatment of cold, cough, blocked nose and sore throat. Little do people know that this wonder drug can be used for curing other ailments also.
1) STRETCH MARKS:
Topical application of Vicks Vaporub on the affected areas can help to reduce stretch marks. Studies have shown that when applied regularly it can help to cure cellulitis as well.
2) INSECT BITES:
In this case, the ointment holds preventive as well as treatment modalities. When applied to the insect bite it helps to reduce itching and inflammation. Moreover, applying it to the exposed parts of the body helps to keep the insects away.
3) DRY SKIN:
Vicks helps to restore the lost moisture of the skin. It can be safely applied to chapped lips and cracked heels.
4) PIMPLES AND SORES:
Any affected area depicts a tingling sensation prior to the eruption of a pimple and sore. Applying it to the area showing this tingling sensation can prevent the eruption of the blister.
This wonder drug has antifungal properties. Most importantly it can be safely used in nail beds with fungal infection.
Applying the cream on burns helps to reduce inflammation and burning sensation.
7) SINUSITIS AND MIGRAINE:
Pain caused by sinusitis and Migraine can be relieved by inhaling the drug or by applying it to the temporal areas. It helps to provide symptomatic relief.
Vicks helps to improve blood circulation. Henceforth, it speeds up the healing process.
9) EAR PAIN:
Placing a cotton dipped n the ointment can help to reduce pain and discomfort. Though it will not fight against infection, it will definitely act as anti antipyretic.