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Vick's rub: is it safe for a baby

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I had being using it since my oldest was 2 month old but with "Baby rub vicks" just a Lil bit on his feet with socks and just a Lil on there chest and in the back! And they are ages 2 and 1 yr old and nothing had happen.


Whenever my babies would get sick I would take them into the bathroom, turn the shower on hot, and let baby breathe in the steam. I would also put Vicks Baby rub on their chest and feet. Running a vaporizer in the room can help, too.


I and some friends have been told by multiple doctors in different states even that we should only use it sparingly-if at all. It has been known to irritate lungs and when used a lot can cause scarring on the lungs or asthma.

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