VapoRub Isn’t Just Meant For Colds


A few hours in the ear with garlic
This should be spread on the chest only, not more than twice a day for 3 days. However, among the reported adverse reactions, some applied the ointment to the nose, others to the entire face. On the Internet, there is a recipe based on Vicks Vaporub and garlic to fight ear infections because “the anti-inflammatory and relaxing power of this ingredient can be enhanced by the antibiotic action of garlic.” Advice? Rub a clove of garlic with Vicks Vaporub and stick it in the ear for a few hours!

And Internet users have a lot of ideas. To lose weight, there is another idea for an original recipe on the Web. This involves making an ointment made with Vicks Vaporub, camphor emulsions, and alcohol at 70°C. Apply the mixture to the stomach, cover it with a bandage, and let it act overnight. Pharmacists from the Regional Drug Control Center in Nord-Pas-de-Calais warned: “The quantities of camphor used are largely unknown and the tablets are sold on the Internet, without any quality control.” According to the Medicines Agency, there is a risk of seizures and allergic reactions resulting in a “sense of intense cooking.”

Therefore, do not trust the miracle recipes presented on the Internet, especially when it is included in the list of ingredients of their medicines.

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