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Is baby vicks vapor rub okay to use?

My mom said it can cause pnemonia I used it on my two year old the other night to help her with her cough.She is very congested and when she coughs she throws up.

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Asked by goingbanannas at 4:09 PM on Jan. 17, 2009 in Health

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  • yeah it is I think just not too much

    Answer by Lucky120 at 4:09 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • in moderation

    Answer by CaseyErin at 5:00 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • yes it's totally safe. we rub a little under our daughters nose and on her chest at grandmother does always warn never to put it on them while going outside.

    Answer by maemaesmom at 5:21 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • We put it on my DD's feet. Works great and it didn't upset her as bad as having to breathe in the menthol smell.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:40 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • It's okay to use it when you're not going out but make sure to completely wash it off before she goes out in the cold because then it will cause pnemonia (dr told me that)

    Answer by lisa_ann_p at 6:06 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

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