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.