Jar of Vicks VapoRub

Q. Your column is a blast. Have you compiled a list of all the uses of Vicks VapoRub? I find it amazing how many things can be done with one simple product!

A. Vicks VapoRub has been available for nearly 100 years, and in that time people have figured out a lot of different ways to put it to use. Easing chest congestion is standard, of course, but have you considered applying it to the soles of the feet for a persistent nighttime cough? People have also employed it against splinters, headaches, sore joints, wasp stings, mosquito bites and toenail fungus. Hardly any of these uses have been studied scientifically, but we provide the details in our new Guide to Unique Uses for Vicks, which we are sending you.

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  1. Mary W.
    West Springfield, MA 01089

    Your show was mentioned. When and where would I find your show. I enjoy your articles very much.

  2. Cindy

    Vicks has really worker well for me with any kind of pain. Better than any prescription pill.


    My mother-in-law used Vicks on her face everyday after her bath. She died at age 89 years without a wrinkle on her face. I really should have done like her as I’ve been wrinkled for a long time just as my mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. They all used nothing on the faces being country folk with families too large to take time to pamper themselves. I’m 71years old now and possibly it’s too late for me, but the younger ones could try this much cheaper treatment for themselves in stead of all the expensive, chemicalized stuff.

  4. FDC

    I have been diagnosed with non-diabetic neuropathy. I have almost total numbness in both of my feet. I read that Vicks might be helpful if rubbed on the feet three times per day. I have rubbed Vicks on my feet twice per day for about one month, and have found this to be helpful both in walking and standing.

  5. PmW

    I am an avid listener, and have used the cures I heard on your show.

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