Vicks Vaporub is a popular ointment used as a treatment against respiratory congestion and symptoms of influenza and colds, because it is prepared with essential oils of plants that help to calm these symptoms such as menthol, eucalyptus and camphor. Here are other surprising uses of Vicks you didn’t know about.
1- Treats Toe Nail Infections.
The ingredients of which this product has been made work as powerful antifungal so it can be used to treat toenail fungus.
Rip the affected toenail with a generous amount of the Vicks everyday before going to bed and cover it with a small piece of cling film, help on following this remedy until you get rid of the fungus completely and bear in mind that it could take quit long.
2- Treats Acnes and Pimples.
Thanks to the oils that are in this product that contain anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, you can apply Vicks to treat Acnes and pimples effectively, it will also increase the moisture within the skin cells to save you from the scars that get left behind after the Acnes are treated.
Clean your skin well and apply a thin layer of Vicks on the affected area twice a day for a week.
3- Alleviate Muscle Soreness.
The camphor oil found in Vicks will help alleviate muscles and joints soreness, just apply it to the area that hurts and warm that area up with a hot pack and you will feel better almost instantly.
4- Skin Minor Infections And Burns.
Sometimes we suffer from minor infections on the surface of the skin or minor burns or sun burns, this product can help you ease the pain and treat or prevent the infection, just apply a thin layer of it on the affected area twice a day.