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Can I? Would it be ok if I?

swallow a small amount of VICKS VAPOR RUB?

see ive had a cold for about a week now, ive been taking everything from dayquil, to tylenol cold, to alkeselzer (SP) cold, to help get rid of it but nothing is helping.
I was told that if you swallow a small amount of vapor rub that it will eat up the cold and just come out of you.

What do you ladies think? Would it be ok?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:27 PM on Dec. 10, 2008 in Health

Answers (7)
  • it says somewhere on there do not digest..i really wouldnt..try putting it on the bottom of your feet with socks on heard that works

    Answer by mama2twins07 at 7:30 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • Yeah.. I really wouldn't try it. It could make everything worse.

    Answer by lilbit837 at 7:32 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • I think the best thing is lots and lots of fluids. Try to just drink water like crazy. That usually helps me.

    Answer by beckcorc at 7:35 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • The best thing to do is have plenty of fruits and greens....try some green smoothies out. will help you recover quickly.

    Answer by keyaziz at 7:44 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • I am not sure but I do remember an uncle of mine who use to do this. I remember watching him do this he would scoop with his index finger and open wide and place it at the bottom of his throat.
    I was alittle girl at the time, that is all I remember and of course I could hear him spitting out. I guess it helped him because he did fine. GL
    I guess alittle bit won't hurt. Hope you feel better quick.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:45 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • i wouldn't you have no idea what the side affects might be later on. Try vitamin C tons of it get some rest and some chicken soup. If you still have this cold go to the doctor maybe you have the flu.

    Answer by dimples367 at 12:57 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • What quack told you this? If it says on the jar for external use only that is exactally what it means!

    Answer by salexander at 11:17 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

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