On chest and throat temporarily relieves: cough, nasal congestion due to the common cold. On aching muscles temporarily relieves: minor aches and pains. The active ingredients in Vicks VapoRub work naturally through the inhalation of medicated Vicks vapors to relieve nasal congestion and coughing due to colds. Vicks VapoRub also relieves minor muscle aches and pains. VapoRub is applied externally, so it doesn't interact with other medications the way pills can. Rubbing VapoRub on your chest or throat is not likely to cause drowsiness or jittery side effects the way some oral medications can.
See important warnings under 'When using this product.' Under 2 yrs ask a doctor. Adults and children 2 yrs and older: Rub a thick layer on chest and throat or rub on sore aching muscles. If desired, cover with a dry soft cloth but keep clothing loose. Repeat up to three times daily. Only selected information is listed on the bottle label. You should keep this carton.
For external use only; avoid contact with eyes. Do not use: by mouth, in nostrils, with tight bandages, on wounds or damaged skin. Ask a doctor before use if you have: excessive phlegm (mucus), asthma, emphysema, persistent or chronic cough, cough associated with smoking. When using this product do not: heat; microwave; use near an open flame; add to hot water or any container where heating water. May cause splattering and result in burns. Stop use and ask a doctor if: muscle aches/pains persist more than 7 days or come back; cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash or headache that lasts. These could be the signs of a serious condition. If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
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