8 Alternative Uses For Vicks Vaporub

Our medicine cabinet always consists of Vicks VapoRub in it. When it comes to handy medicines know to commonly know to people, Vicks VapoRub is an unavoidable brand.

It is a non-perceptional medicine which anybody can buy from the medical store. It is widely used to get rid of a sore throat and cold. The magical vapors coming out of this gel makes it easy to breathe when you are struggling with the jammed nose.

The main ingredients of Vicks VapoRub are menthol, camphor, and eucalyptus oil. These ingredients have several medicinal properties and thus Vicks VapoRub can be used to cure many other diseases rather than only common cold.


Here is a list 8 different health issues for which you can use Vicks VapoRub as a medicine to get rid of the pain.

  1. Headaches

Headaches can be easy cured using Vicks VapoRub. In fact, for sinus headache, Vicks VapoRub is highly recommended and proven medicine. Just apply the gel on your nose and cover it with a clean cloth. Try to breathe deeply and soon you will get rid of the headache.

  1. Muscle aches

The mild muscle ache can be easily treated using Vicks VapoRub . Apply the ointment of the affected area and massage for 2 minutes. Now, warp a dry and warm towel on the muscles and leave it for 30 minutes. You will soon get relief from muscle aches.

  1. Soothes earaches

Many times we suffer from earaches due to an ear infection or the common cold. You can use Vicks VapoRub to get quick relief from an earache. Just rub some of the gel of Vicks VapoRub on the cotton ball and place it in your ear. Allow it to remain overnight, next day morning your earache will be gone.

  1. Toenail fungus

You can kill the toenail fungus using Vicks VapoRub. Rub the gel of Vicks VapoRub 2-3 times a day on the toenails. Use this method for 1month and you will be able to cure toenail fungus at home.

  1. Cracked heels

The cracked heels can be sometimes really painful. You can take Vicks VapoRub on a cotton ball and rub it on your feet. Apply this at night and sleep while putting on socks on the cracked heels. Wash the feet using warm water in the morning, the dead skin on the cracked heel will come out and you will get relief from pain.

  1. Repel bugs

This is really an unusual use of Vicks VapoRub. Apply some amount of Vicks VapoRub on your clothes and skin. This will help to scare the bugs away and also you can apply Vicks VapoRub to get relief from itching is you get bitten by a bug.

  1. Keep animals at bay

Want to keep your cat away from your couch or curtains. Just dab a little Vicks VapoRub  on it and the cats will never visit that place again.

  1. Heal bruises and minor cuts

The minor cuts and bruises can be healed quickly using Vicks VapoRub . Take equal amount of salt and Vicks VapoRub  in a small bowl and make a paste on it. Apply this paste on your bruises. This will help to cure the bruises rapidly and the scars will also vanish quickly.

So, isn’t it the most useful medicine you have at home? Try any of this remedy and let us know how Vicks VapoRub helped you to cure your health issues. Comment below to share any of your Vicks VapoRub tricks with us.

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