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Has anyone used Vicks Vaporub While pregnant?

I have a really bad stuffy nose from allergies.

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Asked by mommy3109 at 12:50 AM on Feb. 3, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • yup ts ok one of the safest things to use to clear u up

    Answer by RIERIE at 12:51 AM on Feb. 3, 2009

  • i heard a thing that it is very dangerous now for people but who knows i herd it on the news

    Answer by josalin at 12:57 AM on Feb. 3, 2009

  • I've never had to use it while pregnant but Vicks Vaporub is safe to use, just rub it on your chest. And on the news they were referring to children (in response to 'josalin' post): 'When inappropriately applied under the nose, Vicks VapoRub can create respiratory distress for children under two, U.S. researchers say.' I also found some other solutions for stuffy nose on another site: For nasal stuffiness, use saline drops. You can buy these at drugstores or prepare a solution at home. Just dissolve 1/4 teaspoon salt in 8ounces of water. Place a few drops in each nostril, wait 5 to 10 minutes, and then gently blow your nose. To make breathing easier, sleep in a recliner or prop up your head with lots of pillows so that you are in a semi-upright position. Take a warm shower. This can help clear nasal stuffiness and mucus.

    Answer by princesspalace at 1:16 AM on Feb. 3, 2009

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